NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR, GMU LAW PROFESSOR CALL FOR HARDER LINE WITH TERRORIST REGIME

 April 28, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In a co-authored op-ed published today in TCS Daily, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, and George Mason University Law School Professor Michael I. Krauss call upon the United States and other countries to take a harder line on the Palestinian Authority now that it is led by Hamas, a group that has been designated a terrorist group by both the U.S. government and the European Union.

The commentary calls for the cut off of “both direct assistance to the terrorist-led PA, and any indirect assistance that would make life ‘normal’ under Hamas,” because “these terrorists came to power through the ‘choice of the Palestinian people.’” The authors argue: “The world would best show its respect for that sovereign choice by demonstrating that free choices have consequences.”

The professors’ essay can be read by clicking here.