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The largest mass-murder of Jews since the Holocaust: the 1994 Hezbollah bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In July 2019, the Argentine government designated Hezbollah a terror organization.
This exhaustive fact-based analysis produced by AJC and the International Counter-Terrorism Institute (ICT) makes the case for the full designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. One by one, the report examines claims made by diplomats and governments against designating Iran’s proxy a terrorist organization in its entirety. It unequivocally demonstrates how full designation strengthens Lebanon, protects the West, and promotes stability across the Middle East.
Scroll down to read the 12 most important responses to the arguments against full designation.
Despite claims to the contrary, shutting out Hezbollah in its entirety will not destabilize the Lebanese government, and does nothing to combat ISIS.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
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.Read Factsheet
Hezbollah's evolution to a hybrid organization makes it more dangerous today than the terrorist revolutionary organization it was during the 1980s.Read Factsheet
Hezbollah has well-established infrastructure in several European countries that could include hundreds or thousands of operatives.Read Factsheet
A review of the organization’s increasing military and political strength and the consequences for the region and Europe.Read Factsheet
Main points everyone should know about Hezbollah's operations in Europe and around the globe, including the group's connection to Iran, its backing of Syria's Assad, and its impact on Lebanese politics.Read Factsheet
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. Read More...
The deadly 2012 attack in Burgas, killing five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian Muslim bus driver, was a clear case that should have moved the EU to designate Hezbollah, in its entirety, a terrorist organization. To this day, it hasn’t happened. Read More...
For years, the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and other countries have called all of Hezbollah what it really is: a terrorist organization. No amount of spin or reorganization can overshadow its destructive and lethal organized crime operation around the world. Read More...
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. Read More...
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