It's Time for the EU to List Hezbollah as a Terror Organization
It's Time for the E.U. to List Hezbollah as a Terror Organization
By Lukas Mandl and Daniel Schwammenthal
17 July 2020
In an unprecedented transatlantic initiative, 235 cross-party lawmakers from the European Parliament and national legislatures from 25 EU member states, the U.K., Switzerland, the U.S., Canada and Israel have urged Brussels to list Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror organization. This growing number of parliamentarians includes numerous members and chairs of foreign affairs and EU committees, party leaders, parliamentary vice presidents and former foreign and defense ministers.
On the eve of the anniversaries of Hezbollah's deadly bomb attacks on the AMIA Jewish community center in Argentina in 1994 and an Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria in 2012, the lawmakers sent a powerful Transatlantic Declaration to EU leaders, rejecting the fictional distinction the EU created seven years ago when it designated only Hezbollah's so-called "military" arm. This fiction has allowed the Shiite terror group to continue operating in Europe in support of its so-called "political" arm.
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