Sign a petition asking Congress to urge the Europeans to do the right thing and designate all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
After intense pressure on the part of AJC and the U.S. Congress, the European Union designated Hezbollah’s military wing a terrorist organization in 2013. But all of Hezbollah is a terrorist group and its own leadership has said that there is no distinction between its political and military wings. It’s time for the EU to finish what it started.
Dear member of Congress (Senators and Representative),
As your constituent, I write to ask you to use your position to urge the European Union to declare all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
Congressional action was key to convincing the European Union to designate the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization in 2013. Successful resolutions and numerous congressional letters to European stakeholders moved the needle to secure this partial designation. While this was an important step, the reality is that Hezbollah does not make a distinction between its military and political wings. We need Europe to finish the work—and Congress can once again play a decisive role.
According to intelligence sources, Hezbollah has more than 100,000 increasingly sophisticated rockets and missiles prepared to fire at Israel at any time, giving it a larger arsenal than many national militaries. But Hezbollah's global footprint extends well beyond the Middle East, with support networks in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and North and South America. Its operatives use hubs around the world to recruit members, raise funds, procure weapons, smuggle drugs, conduct surveillance, and, when feasible, instill terror and destruction. And Hezbollah will continue to engage in this pernicious activity so long as they are permitted to do so.
For the security of the United States, Israel, and our allies around the world, please use your influence and your voice to urge your European counterparts to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.