EU Stand on Hizbullah Won't Change Because of Bulgarian Report

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - One would think that catching an organization red-handed in carrying out a terrorist act on foreign soil would be enough to qualify that group as a terrorist entity. But when it comes to Hizbullah, the EU has a logic all its own. Key actors in the EU, foremost among them France and Germany, that have opposed including Hizbullah on the terrorism list for nearly two decades, are likely to continue to do so despite the Bulgarian findings. The issue of placing Hizbullah on the EU blacklist was never really about evidence. The EU chooses to avert its eyes, not because of a lack of facts, but because of the political considerations of some EU member states. And these considerations will not change because of the Bulgarian report.

2013-02-06 00:00:00

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