Low point of powerlessness
I won't dignify Edward Said's rant by posting it here. For those interested in the tricky writing of a skilled rhetorician, you can see how he cleverly twists facts. No where does he mention peace offers. No where does he mention terror attacks. Poor Arafat (whom Said loathes) is isolated, trapped by Zionists. Meanwhile the entire Palestinian people, with the most of world is strongly united, he claims, against what Israel is doing ! And oh yes: there is a conspiracy among Jewish students and academics to stifle those who would support the Palestinians etc etc.
But if you want to get annoyed then by all means read the piece at URL