200 politicians urge EU to ‘dismiss false distinction’ of Hezbollah wings

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200 politicians urge EU to ‘dismiss false distinction’ of Hezbollah wings

Signatories including the chairs of Conservative and Labour friends of Israel join politicians from America in urging the European Union to fully ban the Lebanon-based terror group

Hezbollah flags paraded at a rally, with one Lebanese flag
Hezbollah flags paraded at a rally, with one Lebanese flag

More than 200 politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are urging the European Union to designate the whole of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

Under the auspices of Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI), parliamentarians urged the EU to “dismiss the false distinction” between Hezbollah’s political and military wings and proscribe all of it.

British signatories included Stephen Crabb MP and Lord Pickles from Conservative Friends of Israel and Steve McCabe MP from Labour Friends of Israel.

Brussels-based David Schwammenthal of the American Jewish Committee, who is TFI’s secretary-general, said: “We applaud the growing consensus among European lawmakers on this crucial issue.

He added: “Europe’s commitments to Israel’s security and to combating antisemitism ring hollow when it continues to allow a deeply antisemitic organisation dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state to use Europe as an operational hub.”


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