A Democratically-Elected Hamas is Still a Terrorist Organization

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Democratically-elected Hamas

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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  • Daniel Ayalon

    For

    Daniel Ayalon

    Israel's Ambassador to the United States

  • Steven Cook

    For

    Steven A. Cook

    Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

  • John O’Sullivan

    For

    John O’Sullivan

    Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

  • Stanley L. Cohen

    Against

    Stanley L. Cohen

    American lawyer

  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

    Against

    Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

    Associate Director of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

  • Mark Perry

    Against

    Mark Perry

    Former Journalist, Current Author and Co-Director of the UK/DC-based Conflicts Forum

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Daniel Ayalon

For The Motion

Daniel Ayalon

Israel's Ambassador to the United States

Since 2002, Daniel has worked extensively with the US administration and Congress in advancing economic, political and diplomatic relations. He has served the last three consecutive Israeli administrations, most recently as Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. In the 1990s, he was posted in New York and Panama.

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Steven A. Cook

For The Motion

Steven A. Cook

Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Steven is an expert on Arab politics and US Middle East policy, Cook directed the Council's Independent Task Force on reform in the Arab World. He has written widely on Islamist politics and democratic development in the Middle East.

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John O’Sullivan

For The Motion

John O’Sullivan

Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

John is a political journalist who has edited publications from The National Review to the London Times. He is currently writing a book on Reagan, Thatcher and the Pope. O'Sullivan began his career as a London correspondent for Irish Radio & Television.

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Stanley L. Cohen

Against The Motion

Stanley L. Cohen

American lawyer

Stanley is probably best known for his defense of Mousa Abu Marzook the head of the political wing of Hamas, whose extradition from the United States was sought by Israel in 1995. Over the years he has represented many other Muslim and Palestinian activists and imams throughout the United States and overseas.

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Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

Against The Motion

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

Associate Director of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Previously, Mohammad-Mahmoud served as Director of Research at the International Council on Human Rights in Geneva, where he helped found and direct the research and policy program. He is the author of several books and essays on human rights, civil society and conflict.

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Mark Perry

Against The Motion

Mark Perry

Former Journalist, Current Author and Co-Director of the UK/DC-based Conflicts Forum

Through Conflicts Forum, Perry has been engaged in a series of exchanges with Hamas over the past two years. He has worked with Arafat's Fatah wing and Hamas to cool their political competition. He is author of A Fire in Zion: The Israeli-Palestinian Search for Peace (1994).

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Declared Winner: For The Motion

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