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France Can’t Bring Peace to Lebanon If It Continues to Ignore the Hezbollah Problem
By considering Hezbollah as a legitimate interlocutor in the process — engaging its representatives in Lebanon — France is perpetuating the problems. Unless Macron addresses the issue of Hezbollah, nothing will change.
A Bomb in Argentina: ‘The Jewish community is standing and fighting.'
AJC will broadcast a historic conversation with Argentine President Alberto Fernández as somber commemorations mark the 26th anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association building, or AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires – the deadliest antisemitic attack since the Holocaust.

Is Hezbollah a Threat to Europe?
The question of the designation of Hezbollah by European countries and by the EU is partly a question of reconciling the law with the facts. But it will remain ultimately a question of politics. As such, any decision regarding its status should be part of a broader diplomatic and/or counterterrorism strategy.
Germany's Exemplary Decision to Protect Europe From Terrorism: A Way Forward for France and the EU
France must join its European partners in calling for Hezbollah to be placed on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations if it wants to be comprehensive in its fight against terrorism. France could very well become the next European hotspot for the organization once it is driven out of Germany.
AJC Praises Germany’s Ban of All Hezbollah Activities
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization, praised Germany’s decision today to ban Hezbollah’s activities on the country’s soil, determining that the organization in its entirety is engaged in terrorist activity. The government’s action will ban all activity, prohibit public display of all symbols, and confiscate all assets of Hezbollah in Germany.
Europe: Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah
We have the remarkable situation that the U.S., Canada, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, the Arab League, and the GCC, joined most recently by Argentina and the United Kingdom, all agree on the true nature of Hezbollah, yet the EU stands oddly apart.
Top Ten Takeaways from AJC/ICT's Hezbollah Report
For years, the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and other countries have called all of Hezbollah what it really is: a terrorist organization. The group’s self-portrayal as a legitimate Lebanese political party notwithstanding, no amount of spin or reorganization can overshadow Hezbollah’s destructive and lethal organized crime operation around the world.
Argentina Designates Hezbollah as Terror Organization
A quarter-century after the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, the president of Argentina has added Hezbollah to a registry of terrorist organizations and has frozen its assets.
25 Years since the AMIA Bombing: Hezbollah and Antisemitism
The upcoming anniversary presents an unparalleled opportunity for all countries in Latin America to openly denounce Hezbollah for what it is: a terrorist organization  

Want to Know How to Combat White Supremacy in U.S.? For Starters, Don’t Ignore It
The Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Issues at AJC Global Forum 2019 will feature a panel discussing how best to confront the rise of white supremacy, as its propaganda and rhetoric emerge from the shadows and enter the mainstream.

Germany, Do Not Give Into Fanaticism
Recent investigations and trials in EU countries have confirmed what has long been a consensus amongst terrorism experts: Hezbollah is using Europe to secure its financing.
AJC, Interfaith Partners Hold Solidarity Vigil for Sri Lanka at U.S. Capitol
U.S. government and civil society friends of Sri Lanka gathered at the U.S. Capitol to express sorrow and solidarity with the people of the island nation after the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings of churches and hotels that claimed more than 250 lives and wounded hundreds more.
AJC Praises U.S. Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization
“Recognition of the IRGC as a key arm of Iran’s global terrorism strategy is vitally important to the U.S., which first designated Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “We applaud President Trump for taking this highly significant step.”
A Kosher Stamp for Terrorists?
Few countries are as resistant to listing Hezbollah as terrorist organization in its entirety as Germany.
Hero in Aftermath of Argentina Israeli Embassy Attack: We Must Seek Justice
On the afternoon of March 17, 1992, Israel’s embassy in Argentina was reduced to rubble by a blast that killed 29 people – four Israelis and 25 Argentinians – and injured nearly 250. A group tied to Hezbollah, a proxy for Iran, claimed responsibility.

How We Respond to Hate Crimes Matters
Violent terrorism, targeting a faith group has struck again, this time in normally placid New Zealand.
AJC Horrified by Fatal Attacks on New Zealand Mosques
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is appalled by the murderous assaults on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
AJC Applauds British Government Action to Designate Hezbollah Terrorist Organization
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised British Home Secretary Sajid Javid for initiating action today that will designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in its entirety.
Hezbollah’s Criminal and Terrorist Operations in Europe
Dr. Matthew Levitt, the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of the Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, details the worldwide operations of the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah since the organization was partially designated a terrorist organization.
Hezbollah’s International Presence and Operations
Dr. Matthew Levitt, the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of the Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, details the European operations of the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah since the organization was partially designated a terrorist organization.
Threats to Indonesia’s Democracy
Religion is playing an increasingly pervasive role, threatening Indonesia’s national ideology, a tradition of pluralism, inclusiveness, moderation, and tolerance that is known as Pancasila. This trend is displayed most dramatically when terrorists strike at churches, but has been manifest in the political realm for some time, and very clearly in the important 2017 Jakarta local election.
The Implications of the Taylor Force Act
The signing of the Taylor Force Act into law last week should have come as no surprise to the Palestinian leadership.
AJC Welcomes Congressional Adoption of Taylor Force Act
AJC welcomes passage of the Taylor Force Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to end the Palestinian Authority’s abhorrent practice of rewarding terrorists. The legislation is included in the omnibus appropriations bill adopted by the House and Senate.
Germany and Austria Respond to the Far-Right
In 2017, far-right parties rode a wave of anti-immigrant and xenophobic sentiment to new electoral heights across Europe.
Reactions to the Iran Protests
In this episode, we examine the surprisingly muted reaction in Europe and how the Iranian diaspora has responded.
How to Prevent the Next Mideast War
While the European Union’s soft power can’t stop conflicts, it could help prevent the outbreak of a new one—between Israel and Iran, aided by its proxy Hezbollah.
AJC Salutes House Passage of Taylor Force Act
AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing the Taylor Force Act, legislation that will penalize the Palestinian Authority (PA) for diverting foreign aid to reward Palestinian terrorists.
The Terrorist Horror in Sinai and Its Strategic Implications
The worst terror atrocity in Egyptian history and among the bloodiest worldwide in the last decade was carried out during Friday prayers on November 24 at the Sufi mosque of al-Rawdah near Bir al-'Abd in northern Sinai.
Muslim Antisemitism Threatens France’s Democracy
For years, it has been nearly impossible to speak about French Muslim antisemitism.
AJC Decries Hateful Demonstrators on Poland's Independence Day
AJC is urging the Polish government to speak out clearly against rising hatred inspired by the country's far right.
Why Is the West Financing Palestinian Terrorism?
Imagine terrorists who have killed hundreds of people in Europe and the U.S. receiving generous rewards for their crimes.
Sailing into Uncharted Waters: Israel’s Iran Policy Dilemmas Post Decertification
For Israel, President Trump's speech announcing decertification of Iran's compliance with the JCPOA creates a situation fraught with uncertainties.
In Barcelona just as in Israel
The same terrorist methods developed and used by the Palestinians against Israeli civilians for years are now being employed by ISIS against Europeans: car-rammings, stabbings, and suicide bombings in public spaces.
End U.S. aid to Palestinian terror
The Palestinians have long taken for granted the financial assistance from the United States, as well as the European Union.
AJC Urges Poland to Apprehend Attackers of Israelis
AJC is urging the Polish government to use all available resources to apprehend and bring to justice the individuals responsible for violently attacking members of an Israeli soccer team.
AJC Condemns Fatal Terror Attack on Copts in Egypt
AJC condemned the murderous terror attack on a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt, which left at least 28 dead today on a road south of Cairo.
AJC Condemns Attack on Canada Mosque
AJC is appalled by the fatal attack on a Canada mosque that took place during evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center.
Contradictory to the Interests of the Lebanese Government - Factsheet 2
Full designation of the complex group is possible and beneficial to Lebanon. Hezbollah has dragged Lebanon into violent maelstroms that led to the destruction of infrastructure, damage to the Lebanese economy and the loss of human life, in complete contradiction to the interests of the Lebanese government.
Hezbollah: More Dangerous Today than Ever Before - Factsheet 9
Hezbollah's evolution to a hybrid organization makes it more dangerous today than the terrorist revolutionary organization it was during the 1980s.
Hezbollah Nefarious Activities in the EU - Factsheet 7
Despite banning the organization's military wing, Hezbollah has continued its involvement in criminal activities, gathering intelligence, and building an infrastructure to carry out terror attacks.
Hezbollah's Military and Political Strength - Factsheet 11
A review of the organization’s increasing military and political strength and the consequences for the region and Europe.
Hezbollah is the Long Arm of Iran - Factsheet 5
Although Hezbollah has tried to obscure its real relationship with Iran over the years, many statements by its leaders alongside other publications have attested to the depth of the ties between the organization and Iran.
Hezbollah Attacks and Conspires Against the EU: Watch the 2019 cable television ad
How much more havoc must Hezbollah wreak before the EU stands on the right side of history?  
Hezbollah Weakens Democratic Forces in Lebanon - Factsheet 3
Hezbollah, which is part of the Lebanese government but operates primarily above the law, is involved in corruption on a particularly large scale. Full designation would enable the Lebanese government to contain the Hezbollah's corruption, reclaim control of the country, and implement Lebanese sovereignty.
The Number of Hezbollah Operatives in Europe is Increasing - Factsheet 10
Hezbollah has well-established infrastructure in several European countries that could include hundreds or thousands of operatives.
Hezbollah Destabilizes Lebanon - Factsheet 1
Despite claims to the contrary, shutting out Hezbollah in its entirety will not destabilize the Lebanese government, and does nothing to combat ISIS.
Hezbollah Incites Antisemitism - Factsheet 8
Hezbollah has adopted the anti-Zionist rhetoric of modern-day antisemitism. Antisemitism in and of itself constitutes a violation of human rights that Europe has committed to combat under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Key Points on AJC's Advocacy Designating Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization- Factsheet 12
AJC urges the European Union, and other responsible state and non-State actors, to designate the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah, in its entirety, as a terrorist entity.
A Direct Terrorist Threat to Europe - Factsheet 6
What happens in the Middle East doesn't stay in the Middle East. Hezbollah has established a terrorist infrastructure in Europe and executes terrorist attacks against non-European targets on European soil.
Setting the Record Straight on Hezbollah: Full Report
AJC, together with the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) produced a fact-based analysis that makes the case for full designation.
Diplomatic and Political Ties with Lebanon - Factsheet 4
Unlike the EU's approach to the ETA and IRA, full designation will not close off diplomatic and political engagement with Lebanon. The United States, the Netherlands, and Canada all designated Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization while simultaneously supporting the strengthening of government institutions, maintaining trade relations, and providing humanitarian aid for the refugee problem in Lebanon.
Take Action: Stop Hezbollah
Why the EU must designate all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
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