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Report: EU Politics Prompting Resistance to Hezbollah Blacklisting

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Hezbollah terrorist in Baalbek, Lebanon. Photo: wiki commons.

Jerusalem Post – Resistance by some European Union countries to placing Hezbollah’s armed wing on the EU’s terrorist list is due more to internal EU politics than opposition in principle to the move, according to both EU and Israeli officials.

According to the officials, the opposition of the Czech Republic – perhaps the most friendly country to Israel inside the EU and the only one that voted against granting non-member statehood status to the Palestinians at the UN in November – has to do in part at frustration with the way France and Britain succeeded against the will of the majority member states in May to lift the EU’s arms embargo on Syria.

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