Category Archives: Palestinian Authority

08May/08

Hamas’ Weakness: Its Wallet

By Elliot Chodoff and Nir Boms
FrontPageMagazine.com | March 3, 2006

Hamas’ ascent to power in the Palestinian Authority has thrown Western policy into a quandary.  Having touted the great advantages of democracy and the having spent millions on democratization, Western leaders are faced with Islamist victories at the polls.  The recent “elections” in Iran, for instance, brought to power an Islamic tyrant who now threatens to detonate an atomic bomb over the “enemies of Islam,” and the “open” elections in Egypt brought an impressive victory to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Hamas victory in the recent Palestinian elections exemplifies the issue: the Palestinian people have chosen a terrorist organization to lead them.

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08May/08

Mixed Signals

April 06, 2004, 8:54 a.m.
A good guy gets turned away.

By Nir Boms & Erick Stakelbeck

On April 1, following a lengthy probe, the European Union concluded that funds it provided to the Palestinian Authority between 2000 and 2002 had not been used to finance terrorist attacks against Israel. The ruling was immediately criticized by a number of European lawmakers as an undeserved vindication of PA chairman Yasser Arafat, and rightly so.

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