He's much despised, even hated, by broad segments of the Palestinian population. The two times in recent years that he attempted to speak at Bir Zeit University - the Harvard of Palestine if you will - he was quite literally thrown out! He wouldn't dare try to even visit a refugee camp. Furthermore the Palestinian Legislative Assembly a few years ago demanded not only his removqal from the 'Palestinian Authority' but his imprisonment and indictment for gross corruption and embezzlement of many millions of dollars. Yet he's the man the Americans have essentially annointed the acting Palestinian Prime Minister, the man who has helped manuever Arafat in to today's desperate corner, and the man who is selling out his own people as never before. Nabeel Shaath - a kind of Palestinian Benedict Arnold...a comparison Americans may be able to appreciate. For Europeans, Shaath can be compared to the Vichy Nazi-collaborationist regime when Germany occupied France.