Hosny Mubarak. I know, I know, I am shocked too. But check this out: 1) He managed to sideline Qatar and Syria and the Iranian allies in the region, despite the huge pressure they put on him, and made Egypt the most important player in the palestinian Israeli conflict again (ironically, thanks in part to that same pressure), 2) His popularity in Egypt grew because of his position on the Ghaza offensive and the "Blame Egypt" global hysteria that followed, amazingly even amidst people who have always opposed him, and 3) He managed to get Hamas to accept the egyptian truce intiative yesterday, which is not a victory for Hamas by Israeli admission, and also ,which- if Israel agrees to- would end the conflict and makes the proposed emergency session of the arab league that Qatar wants so badly -in order to have another PR victory- purposeless.
It all hinges on Israel agreeing to the Egyptian intiative now. If they do, this whole thing would be finally over.