NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR, GMU LAW PROFESSOR CRITICIZE BIAS OF UN RESOLUTION

November 27, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In an article published today by the online opinion journal American Thinker, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, and Professor Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law criticize the bias of a United Nations General Assembly resolution, passed on November 17, condemning Israeli military actions against terrorists launching rockets against civilian targets in Israel.

Noting that host of undisputed war crimes and human rights abuses “that call for international action, prioritization, even obsession,” the authors wonder why “the one Israeli missile that struck the Beit Hanoun apartment house [and which] was: 1) launched in justifiable self-defense; 2) reasonably produced and targeted; and 3) absolutely not intended to kill civilians” should be the only incident to merit its own emergency special session resulting in a condemnation and conclude: “Therein lies the rub, the incredible rub, the impossible-to-explain-otherwise-than-as-anti-Semitism rub.”

The article by the two professors, “The UN’s Jew-Obsession,” can be accessed online by clicking here.