German Lawmaker Behind Hizbullah Ban Says Move in "Our Own National Interest"

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - Freshman German MP Benjamin Strasser authored the Bundestag resolution approved Thursday urging the government in Berlin to outlaw the activities of Hizbullah. Strasser negotiated with the two major parties that make up Germany's ruling coalition until they were willing to support his text. "At the core of our effort stands the protection of Israel and of the Jewish community in Germany," he told the Times of Israel during a recent interview. The resolution, he stressed, is "first and foremost a measure of German domestic politics in order to prevent Hizbullah's criminal activities and the anti-Semitism it spreads here on German soil....I hope that we can reach a situation where Hizbullah operations in Germany and Europe can be prohibited."

2019-12-20 00:00:00

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