|July 23, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.|
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
The European Union just took an important
The group’s 28 foreign ministers designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” a
That means restrictions on Hezbollah’s
ability to operate in Europe.
The American and Canadian governments don’t
distinguish between “military” and “non-military” wings.
Both countries rightly see Hezbollah as a
terrorist organization, period.
We hope the EU will soon reach the same
Meanwhile, AJC welcomes this week’s
And we especially thank six countries:
Bulgaria, which after being attacked last
year, courageously pointed the finger at Hezbollah;
Cyprus, which arrested a Hezbollah operative
scouting for terror targets and successfully prosecuted him;
Holland, which pressed hard to label all of
Hezbollah as a terrorist group;
Britain, which took the lead in the EU to
get this measure adopted;
And France and Germany, which lent their considerable
weight to the successful effort.
Thank you all!
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This is David Harris of AJC.