NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR COMMENTS ON PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY ELECTIONS

January 24, 2006

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs, co-authored a commentary on the participation of the terrorist group Hamas in the Palestinian Authority elections taking place tomorrow.

The essay was published today on the online edition of National Review and was co-authored with Professor Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law. Both professors are academic fellows of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a non-partisan public policy institute in Washington that specializes in terrorism and national security.

The text of the commentary, entitled “A Star Rises in Bethlehem,” can be found at: http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/krauss_pham200601240831.asp