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A Fullbright for Hamas

Reader comment on item: Fulbright's Terrorist Tie

Submitted by Carl M. Sherer (Israel), Oct 22, 2003 at 18:23


Kudos to Daniel Pipes and Asaf Romirowsky for bringing to light the sorry story of Mustafa Abu Sway, the Fullbright scholar from Hamas.

Unfortunately, this is just another part of an American pattern of rewarding enemies with foreign aid that goes far beyond one Hamas Fullbright Scholar. One need only compare the list of American aid recipients with the percentage of their votes in the United Nations that go against the United States to realize that the US is getting a very poor return on its foreign aid money. One would think that September 11 would have taught the US that foreign aid should not be an equal opportunity enterprise.

There is, of course, one foreign aid recipient from whom America gets an adequate return on its investment. That foreign aid recipient is Israel. Ironically, the thanks that Israel gets for living up to its end of the bargain is an 'even-handedness' that often forces us to fight Palestinian terrorism with one hand tied behind our backs.

-- Carl M. Sherer
Jerusalem, Israel

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