Transatlantic Declaration: The EU Must Ban Hezbollah

Transatlantic Declaration: The EU Must Ban Hezbollah

We, lawmakers from both sides of the Atlantic and united across party lines, call on the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.

Following the 2012 suicide bombing in Bulgaria that killed six people, the EU banned only Hezbollah’s so-called military wing, stopping short of confronting the terror group with the full force of its sanctions mechanism.

We thus urge the EU to end this false distinction between ‘military’ and ‘political’ arms – a distinction Hezbollah itself dismisses – and ban the entire organization. 

Hezbollah, the Iranian regime’s most deadly proxy, operates a global terror network that threatens not only its neighbors but also Western democracies. In Germany alone, Hezbollah has over 1,000 supporters. The group’s violent and antisemitic ideology is poisoning the fabric of our pluralistic societies. This is most visibly the case through Hezbollah's annual ‘Quds Day’ marches where calls for the annihilation of the Jewish state echo the darkest chapters of European history.

Founded and funded by Tehran and sustained through organized crime, Hezbollah holds Lebanon hostage to its Iranian revolutionary agenda. Moreover, it spreads violence and terror throughout the entire region. Hezbollah collaborates with the murderous Assad regime and is complicit in horrific war crimes that have killed, maimed and driven out millions of Syrians. The group trains and supplies weapons to Shiite militias in Yemen and Iraq. In violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701, Hezbollah has rearmed to the teeth and remains an independent militia in Lebanon. It abuses its own civilian population as human shields to hide some 150,000 missiles targeting Israeli civilians.

As the examples of the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, the UK, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the Arab League show, proscribing Hezbollah doesn’t preclude continued political engagement with Beirut. 

Banning Hezbollah also won‘t "destabilize" the country, as some falsely claim. The opposite is true. The only chance for real economic and political stability in Lebanon lies in the removal of Hezbollah's stranglehold on the country. The courageous Lebanese protestors taking to the streets against corruption and political violence specifically denounce Hezbollah’s ‘state within a state.’ They deserve our full support. An EU ban against the Iranian proxy will help strengthen these democratic forces. 

The European Union, which stands for democracy, human rights, and the rules-based international order, ought to use its power to put Hezbollah on notice. With nothing less than our collective security and the integrity of our democratic values at stake, now is the time to act.

 

  1. Lukas Mandl, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Security and Defence Subcommitte, EPP, Austria (Co-Initiator)
  2. Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Vice Chair, European Parliament’s International Trade Committee, EPP, Greece (Co-Initiator)
  3. Petras Auštrevičius, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan, Renew Europe, Lithuania (Co-Initiator)
  4. Carmen Avram, Member, Delegation for Relations with Israel of the European Parliament, S&D, Romania (Co-Initiator)
  5. Dietmar Köster, Member, Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, S&D, Germany (Co-Initiator)
  6. Alexandr Vondra, Member, Security and Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament, ECR, Czech Republic (Co-Initiator)
  7. Stephan Albani, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  8. Attila Ara-Kovacs, Member, Security and Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament, S&D, Hungary
  9. Mel Arnold, Vice Chair, House of Commons' Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee, Conservative Party, Canada
  10. Traian Băsescu, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, EPP, Romania
  11. José Ramón Bauzà Díaz, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Spain
  12. Martin Baxa, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Culture Subcommittee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  13. Petra Bayr, Secretary, National Council's Foreign Policy Committee, Secretary, Human Rights Committee, SPÖ, Austria
  14. Nicola Beer, Vice President, European Parliament, Renew Europe, Germany
  15. Maik Beermann, CDU/CSU Spokesperson, Digital Agenda Committee of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  16. Petr Beitl, Vice Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Foreign Affairs Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  17. Veronika Bellmann, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  18. Pavel Bělobrádek, Chair, Parliament of the Czech Republic's Standing Commission for Control of the Activities of the Security Information Service, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, Czech Republic
  19. Marek Benda, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Constitutional and Legal Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  20. Ondrej Benesik, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's European Affairs Committee, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, Czech Republic
  21. Aurore Bergé, Chair, National Assembly’s France-Israel Friendship Group, La République En Marche, France
  22. Stefan-Heinrich Berger, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Germany
  23. Alexander Bernhuber, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  24. Christoph Bernstiel, Member, Interior and Homeland Committee of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  25. Massimo Berutti, Member of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  26. James Bezan, Vice Chair, House of Commons' National Defence Standing Committee, Conservative Party, Canada
  27. Gus Bilirakis, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives' Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, Republican, U.S.
  28. Stanislav Blaha, Vice Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Petitions Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  29. Lord David Blencathra, Chair, House of Lords’ Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  30. Franc Bogovič, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, EPP, Slovenia
  31. Mike Bost, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives' Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, Republican, U.S.
  32. Jens Brandenburg, Chair, Bundestag's Project Group 3 of the Enquete Vocational Training, FDP, Germany
  33. Helmut Brandstätter, NEOS Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs and Research, Secretary, Research, Innovation and Digitization Committee of the National Council, NEOS, Austria
  34. Mike Braun, Member of the U.S. Senate, Republican U.S.
  35. Karl-Heinz Brunner, SPD Spokesperson, Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Subcommittee of the Bundestag, SPD, Germany
  36. Sandra Bubendorfer-Licht, Member, Interior and Homeland Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  37. Marco Buschmann, FDP Spokesperson, Scrutiny of Elections, Immunity and Rules of Procedure Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  38. Carlo Calenda, Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Italy
  39. Daniel Caspary, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), EPP, Germany
  40. Miguel Ángel Castellón, Deputy Spokesperson, Congress of Deputies' Foreign Affairs Committee, Partido Popular, Spain
  41. Andrea Causin, Member, Defence Committee of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  42. Jana Černochová, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Defence Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  43. Ilana Cicurel, Member, Delegation for Relations with Israel of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, France
  44. Gitta Connemann, Deputy Chair, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Vice Chair, German-Israeli Inter-Parliamentary Group of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  45. Rosie Cooper, Member of the House of Commons, Labour Party, United Kingdom
  46. The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb, Chair, House of Commons' Conservative Friends of Israel, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  47. Carl-Julius Cronenberg, Member of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  48. Ted Cruz, Chair, U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, Chair, Aviation and Space Subcommittee, Republican, U.S.
  49. Katalin Cseh, Vice President, Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Hungary
  50. Salvatore De Meo, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Italy
  51. Christoph de Vries, Member, Interior and Homeland Committee of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  52. Ted Deutch, Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee, Democrat, U.S.
  53. Avi Dichter, Chair, Knesset's Overseeing the Fund for Managing State Revenues from the Tax on Profits from Gas and Oil Special Committee, Likud, Israel
  54. Bijan Djir-Sarai, FDP Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  55. Michael Donth, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  56. Pierre-Henri Dumont, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, Les Républicains, France
  57. Lena Düpont, Member, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament, EPP, Germany
  58. Baroness Margaret Eaton, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  59. Gatis Eglītis, Deputy Chair, Parliament of the Republic of Latvia's European Affairs Committee, New Conservative Party, Latvia
  60. Christian Ehler, Member, Delegation for Relations with the United States of America of the European Parliament, EPP, Germany
  61. Eliot Engel, Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, Democrat, U.S.
  62. Martin Engelberg, Vice Chair, National Council's European Union Affairs Standing Subcommittee, ÖVP, Austria
  63. Sari Essayah, Chair, Finnish Christian Democrats Party in the Parliament of Finland, Christian Democratic Party, Finland
  64. Marcus Faber, Member, Defence Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  65. Nicu Fălcoi, Chair, Senate of Romania's Constitutionality Committee, Save Romania Union, Romania
  66. Marlene Farrugia, Member of the Parliament of Malta, Independent, Malta
  67. Fritz Felgentreu, SPD Spokesperson, Defence Committee of the Bundestag, SPD, Germany
  68. Massimo Ferro, Member of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  69. Petr Fiala, Chair, Civic Democratic Party in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  70. Anna Fotyga, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, Member, Security and Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament, ECR, Poland
  71. Lois Frankel, Member, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat, U.S.
  72. Michael Freilich, Member, National Defence Committee of the Chamber of Representatives, New Flemish Alliance, Belgium
  73. Linda Frum, Member of the Senate of Canada, Conservative Party, Canada
  74. Søren Gade, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Fisheries Committee, Renew Europe, Denmark
  75. Aleksandra Gajewska, Member of the Sejm, Civic Platform, Poland
  76. Kinga Gál, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Hungary
  77. Annie Genevard, Vice President, National Assembly, Les Républicains, France
  78. Eugenijus Gentvilas, Member of the Parliament of Lithuania, Liberal Movement of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania
  79. Arató Gergely, Deputy Leader, Democratic Coalition Group in the National Assembly, Democratic Coalition, Hungary
  80. Josh Gottheimer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat, U.S.
  81. Morgan Griffith, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican, U.S.
  82. Meyer Habib, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee, Union of Democrats and Independents, France
  83. Hampus Hagman, Commissioner, Parliament of Sweden's Taxation Committee, Christian Democratic Party, Sweden
  84. Svenja Hahn, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Germany
  85. Lord Archie Hamilton of Epsom, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  86. Tamás Harangozó, Deputy Leader, Hungarian Socialist Party Group in the National Assembly, Hungarian Socialist Party, Hungary
  87. Sharren Haskel, Deputy Speaker, Knesset, Member, Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, Likud, Israel
  88. Mark Hauptmann, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  89. Niclas Herbst, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Budgets Committee, EPP, Germany
  90. Gero Clemens Hocker, FDP Spokeperson, Food and Agriculture of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  91. Monika Hohlmeier, Chair, European Parliament's Budgetary Control Committee, EPP, Germany
  92. The Rt Hon the Lord Michael Howard of Lympne CH QC, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  93. John Howell, Member of the House of Commons, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  94. Magnus Jacobsson, Vice Chair, Parliament of Sweden's Transport Committee, Christian Democratic Party, Sweden
  95. Teresa Jiménez-Becerril, Vice Chair, Congress of Deputies' European Union Affairs Committee, Partido Popular, Spain
  96. Daniel Jositsch, Vice Chair, Council of States' Legal Affairs Committee, SPD, Switzerland
  97. Rasa Juknevičienė, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee, EPP, Lithuania
  98. Michał Kamiński, Deputy Speaker, Senate of Poland, Member of the Foreign Affairs and EU Committee, Union of European Democrats, Poland
  99. Konstantinos Karagkounis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, New Democracy, Greece
  100. Othmar Karas, Vice President, European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  101. Karol Karski, Quaestor, Member of the Bureau of the European Parliament, ECR, Poland
  102. Olga Kefalogianni, Vice Chair, Hellenic Parliament's Hellenic-Israel Friendship Group, New Democracy, Greece
  103. Sven-Christian Kindler, Vice Chair, Bundestag's German-Israeli Inter-Parliamentary Group, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Germany
  104. Tom Kmiec, Chair, House of Commons' Conservative Caucus, Conservative Party, Canada
  105. Pascal Kober, FDP Spokesperson, Labor and Social Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  106. Arba Kokalari, Member, Delegation for relations with the United States of the European Parliament, EPP, Sweden
  107. Rihards Kols, Chair, Parliament of the Republic of Latvia's Foreign Affairs Committee, National Alliance, Latvia
  108. Moritz Körner, Member, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Renew Europe         , Germany
  109. Andrey Kovatchev, Vice President, European People's Party Group in the European Parliament, EPP, Bulgaria
  110. Karel Krejza, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Standing Commission on Data Delivery by the Central Evidence of Accounts, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  111. Eerik-Niiles Kross, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Estonia, Reform Party, Estonia
  112. Andrius Kubilius, Chair, European Parliament’s Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, EPP, Lithuania
  113. Patrik Kunčar, Deputy Chair, Senate's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, Czech Republic
  114. Agnes Kunhalmi, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Culture Committee, Hungarian Socialist Party, Hungary
  115. Martin Kupka, Vice Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Public Administration and Regional Development Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  116. Damian Kurek, Member, Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group of the House of Commons, Conservative Party, Canada
  117. Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Vice President, ALDE Party, Renew Europe, Bulgaria
  118. Sergey Lagodinsky, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, Greens/EFA, Germany
  119. Yair Lapid, Chair, Yesh Atid Party, Israel
  120. Antero Laukkanen, Vice Chair, Christian Democratic Parliamentary Group in the Parliament of Finland, Christian Democratic Party, Finland
  121. Constance Le Grip, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Cultural Affairs and Education Committee, Les Républicains, France
  122. David Lega, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, EPP, Sweden
  123. Lord Howard Leigh of Hurley, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  124. Miriam Lexmann, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, EPP, Slovakia
  125. Avigdor Lieberman, Chair, Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Israel
  126. Michael Link, FDP Spokesperson, European Union Subcommittee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  127. Kelly Loeffler, Member of the U.S. Senate, Republican, U.S.
  128. Leopoldo López Gil, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee, EPP, Spain
  129. Antonio López-Istúriz White, Secretary General, European People's Party, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel, EPP, Spain
  130. Oliver Luksic, FDP Spokesperson, Transport and Infrastructure of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  131. Lucio Malan, Chair, Senate of the Republic's Interparliamentary Friendship Group Italy-Israel, Forza Italia, Italy
  132. Gisela Manderla, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, Member, Defence Committee, CDU, Germany
  133. Duarte Marques, Member, European Affairs Committee of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, Partido Social Democrata, Portugal
  134. Marta Martín, Spokeswoman, Foreign and EU Affairs Committee of the Congress of Deputies, Ciudadanos, Spain
  135. Jaroslav Martinů, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Rural Development Subcommittee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  136. Fulvio Martusciello, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for Relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia, EPP, Italy
  137. Brian Mast, Member, Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican, U.S.
  138. Costas Mavrides, Member, Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean of the European Parliament, S&D, Cyprus
  139. David McAllister, Chair, European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, EPP, Germany
  140. Steve McCabe, Chair, Labour Friends of Israel, Labour Party, United Kingdom
  141. Michael McCaul, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican, U.S.
  142. Attila Mesterhazy, Deputy Chair, National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee, Deputy Chair, Hungarian-Israeli Parliamentary Group, Hungarian Socialist Party, Hungary
  143. Koen Metsu, Chair, Chamber of Representatives' Inter-Parliamentary Union Belgium-Israel, New Flemish Alliance, Belgium
  144. Merav Michaeli, Chair, Knesset's Lobby for Resolving the Israeli-Arab Conflict, Labor Party, Israel
  145. Ruta Miliūtė, Chair, Parliament of Lithuania's High Technology, Innovation and Digital Economy Subcommittee, Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs, Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, Lithuania
  146. Jean-Michel Mis, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Cybersecurity and Digital Sovereignty Working Group, La République En Marche, France
  147. Giuseppe Moles, Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  148. Dolors Montserrat, Chair, European Parliament's Petitions Committee, EPP, Spain
  149. Adrien Morenas, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Sustainable Development and Regional Planning Committee, La République En Marche, France
  150. Glen Motz, Member of the House of Commons, Conservative Party, Canada
  151. Giorgio Mulé, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Forza Italia, Italy
  152. Frank Müller-Rosentritt, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  153. Vojtěch Munzar, Vice Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Budgetary Control Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  154. Dietmar Nietan, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, SPD, Germany
  155. Ljudmila Novak, Member, Delegation for Relations with Israel of the European Parliament, EPP, Slovenia
  156. Andrea Orsini, Member, Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Forza Italia, Italy
  157. Mikael Oscarsson, Commissioner, Parliament of Sweden's Defence Committee, Christian Democratic Party, Sweden
  158. Peter Östman, Chair, Christian Democratic Parliamentary Group in the Parliament of Finland, Chair, Parliamentary Israel Friendship Group, Christian Democratic Party, Finland
  159. Peter Osuský, Vice Chair, National Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Freedom and Solidarity, Slovakia
  160. Cem Özdemir, Chair, Bundestag's Transport and Digital Infrastructure Committee, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Germany
  161. Urania Papatheu, Member of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  162. Adriano Paroli, Vice Chair, Senate of the Republic's Industry, Trade, and Tourism Committee, Forza Italia, Italy
  163. Martin Patzelt, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  164. Žygimantas Pavilionis, Deputy Chair, Parliament of Lithuania's European Affairs Committee, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Lithuania
  165. Marijana Petir, Member, European Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament, Independent, Croatia
  166. Pina Picierno, Member, Delegation for Relations with Israel of the European Parliament, S&D, Italy
  167. The Rt Hon the Lord Eric Pickles, Chair, House of Lords' Conservative Friends of Israel, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  168. Stephan Pilsinger, Member of the Bundestag, CSU, Germany
  169. Philippe Pivin, Vice Chair, Chamber of Representatives' Justice Committee, Mouvement Réformateur, Belgium
  170. Lord Stuart Polak CBE, Member, EU Security and Justice Subcommittee of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  171. Andrei Pop, Secretary, Chamber of Deputies' Budget, Finance, and Banks Committee, Social Democratic Party, Romania
  172. Pavel Popescu, Vice Chair, National Liberal Party Group in the Chamber of Deputies, National Liberal Party, Romania
  173. Karel Rais, Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Science and Universities Subcommittee, Vice Chair, Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Committee, ANO2011, Czech Republic
  174. Päivi Räsänen, Member, Intelligence Supervision Committee of the Parliament of Finland, Christian Democratic Party, Finland
  175. Zbigniew Rau, Chair, Sejm's Foreign Affairs Committee, Law and Justice, Poland
  176. Kathleen Rice, Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee, Democrat, U.S.
  177. Nicola Richards, Member of the House of Commons, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  178. Frédérique Ries, Vice President, Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Belgium
  179. Maria Rizzotti, Member of the Senate of the Republic, Forza Italia, Italy
  180. Max Rose, Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, Democrat, U.S.
  181. Marco Rubio, Chair, U.S. Senate's Intelligence Select Committee, Chair, Small Business Committee, Republican, U.S.
  182. Bert-Jan Ruissen, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Israel, ECR, Netherlands
  183. Wille Rydman, Member of the Parliament of Finland, National Coalition Party, Finland
  184. Darya Safai, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Representative, New Flemish Alliance, Belgium
  185. Christian Sagartz, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  186. Grzegorz Schetyna, Member, Sejm's Foreign Affairs Committee, Civic Platform, Poland
  187. Simone Schmiedtbauer, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  188. Brad Schneider, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat, U.S.
  189. Ofer Shelah, Chair, Knesset's Intelligence, Secret Services, Captives and Missing Soldiers Subcommittee, Yesh Atid, Israel
  190. Radosław Sikorski, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the United States of America, EPP, Poland
  191. Mojca Škrinjar, Deputy Chair, National Assembly's Education, Science, Sport and Youth Committee, Slovenian Democratic Party, Slovenia
  192. Sara Skyttedal, Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq, EPP, Sweden
  193. Michaela Šojdrová, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Czech Republic
  194. Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Slovakia
  195. Davor Ivo Stier, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament, Member, European Affairs Committee, Croatian Democratic Union, Croatia
  196. David Stögmüller, Chair, National Council's Incompatibility Committee, Secretary, National Defence Permanent Subcommittee, Die Grünen, Austria
  197. Benjamin Strasser, FDP Spokesperson, Interior and Homeland Committee of the Bundestag, FDP, Germany
  198. Ramona-Victoria Strugariu, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, Renew Europe, Romania
  199. Tom Suozzi, Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat, U.S.
  200. Michał Szczerba, Chair, Sejm's Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group, Civic Platform, Poland
  201. Sándor Székely, Member of the National Assembly, Independent, Hungary
  202. Antonio Tajani, Chair, European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Chair, Conference of Committee Chairs, EPP, Italy
  203. Rudolf Taschner, Chair, National Council's Education Committee, Deputy Chair, Science Committee, ÖVP, Austria
  204. The Rt Hon the Lord John Taylor of Holbeach CBE, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  205. Lord Norman Tebbit CH, Member of the House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom
  206. Riho Terras, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Estonia
  207. Barbara Thaler, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  208. Michael Thews, Vice Chair, Bundestag's Environment, Conservation and Nuclear Security Committee, SPD, Germany
  209. Romana Tomc, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Slovenia
  210. Evžen Tošenovský, Member of the European Parliament, ECR, Czech Republic
  211. Maria Tripodi, Member, Defence Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Forza Italia, Italy
  212. David Trone, Vice Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee, Democrat, U.S.
  213. Dragos Tudorache, Member, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Romania
  214. Lord Leslie Turnberg, Member of the House of Lords, Labour Party, United Kingdom
  215. Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, Chair, Senate of Poland’s Emigration Affairs and Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee, Independent, Poland
  216. István Ujhelyi, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee, S&D, Hungary
  217. Péter Ungár, Member, National Security Committee of the National Assembly, Hungary's Green Party, Hungary
  218. Ágnes Vadai, Vice Chair, National Assembly's Defense and Law Enforcement Committee, Democratic Coalition, Hungary
  219. Inese Vaidere, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, EPP, Latvia
  220. Kees van der Staaij, Chair, Reformed Political Party Group in the House of Representatives, Reformed Political Party, The Netherlands
  221. Pierre Vatin, Member of the National Assembly, Les Républicains, France
  222. Silviu Vexler, Chair, Chamber of Deputies' Friendship Parliamentary Group with the State of Israel, Parliamentary Group of the National Minorities, Romania
  223. Lorant Vincze, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Romania
  224. Viola Von Cramon, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, Greens/EFA, Germany
  225. Joël Voordewind, Vice Chair, House of Representatives of the Netherlands' Foreign Affairs Committee, Christian Union, Netherlands
  226. Veronika Vrecionova, Member of the European Parliament, ECR, Czech Republic
  227. Kees de Vries, Member of the Bundestag, CDU, Germany
  228. Cathay Wagantall, Member of the House of Commons, Conservative Party, Canada
  229. Marion Walsmann, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee, EPP, Germany
  230. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair, U.S. House of Representatives' Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Democrat, U.S.
  231. Witold Waszczykowski, Chair, European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, Vice Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, ECR, Poland
  232. Marian Wendt, Chair, Bundestag's Petition Committee, CDU, Germany
  233. Angelika Winzig, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
  234. Pavel Žáček, Vice Chair, Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic's Security Committee, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic
  235. Jan Zahradil, Vice Chair, European Parliament International Trade Committee, ECR, Czech Republic
  236. Javier Zarzalejos, Member, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, EPP, Spain
  237. Tomáš Zdechovský, Vice Chair, European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee, EPP, Czech Republic
  238. Lee Zeldin, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives' Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Republican, U.S.
  239. Bob Zimmer, Shadow Minister, Northern Affairs & Northern Economic Development Agency, Conservative Party, Canada
  240. Emanuelis Zingeris, Chair, Parliament of Lithuania's Transatlantic Relations and Democratic Development Subcommittee, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Lithuania
  241. Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez, Member, Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean of the European Parliament, EPP, Spain
  242. Željana Zovko, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, EPP, Croatia
  243. Anna-Maria Żukowska, Deputy Chair, Sejm's Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group, Deputy Chair, Justice and Human Rights Committe, Democratic Left Alliance, Poland
  244. Milan Zver, Vice Chair, European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South Asia, EPP, Slovenia

 

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