Do you remember the 1972 Olympics? I do. This gangster brought murder and mayhem to a place of peace. He was a lawless, corrupt, rich, murderous thug - and a poster boy of the left.
Christ, they'll lionise any "underdog"... any "champion of the people"... any symbol of "anti-colonialism" no matter how smarmy.
Let's hope the Palestinians take this opportunity to get their act together and get used to the fact that Israel is not going to go away. But... don't bet on it.