The Obama Administration, Hamas, and the Gaza Crisis
Recorded on January 30, 2009
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The war in Gaza, provoked by Hamas to advance its radical
Islamist agenda, threatens civilians on both sides of the border
and the long term stability of the Middle East. What is
Hamas's strategy? What are the implications of the Gaza
crisis for Israel, the Palestinians, and U.S. foreign policy?
How should the Obama Administration craft a policy to defuse the
Gaza crisis, enhance regional stability, and deal with the
challenge posed by Hamas in the future?