Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jim Wall on Hamas Election

James Wall is a senior contributing editor at the Christian Century magazine. His is a leading Christian voice in many matters of religion and politics, particularly around issues of justice in Israel/Palestine. In the linked article, which appears in the current issue of Christian Century, he helps put in perspective the recent Hamas victory and US and Israeli threats about withholding funds from the Palestinian people. He concludes: “Hamas won in a free and fair democratic election. Not to accept that fact is to announce a new definition of democracy in the Middle East: election winners may govern only if they are approved by the U.S. and Israel.” To read the article, click here.


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