Israel Key to German Decision for Hizbullah Terror Label

(Jerusalem Post) Benjamin Weinthal - Israeli diplomats traveled recently to Berlin and presented court documents showing Hizbullah's role in terrorism within the European Union. The meticulous documentation collected by Israeli officials played a critical role in changing attitudes among German foreign ministry officials who were reluctant to include Hizbullah in the EU's terror list. Die Welt reported that the Israeli file contained three decades of German court verdicts covering Hizbullah. "The Israelis took over the role of doing the homework for the federal government," wrote the paper's foreign-policy editor. The Israelis presented a wide range of illicit and terrorist Hizbullah activity in Germany, including recent administrative court rulings expelling Hizbullah members from Germany.

2013-05-27 00:00:00

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