Israel Welcomes EU's Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing

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Bulgaria: Israel Welcomes EU's Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Photo by Flash90

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has welcomed EU’s decision to include the military wing of Hezbollah in its list of terrorist organizations.

Writing on her Facebook, Livni said that after years of struggle, debate and deliberation, the EU finally made the right decision.

"Finally...after attempts to argue that they were also a political party which whitewashes their terrorist activities," Livni said, as cited by The Jerusalem Post.

In an interview with The Guardian earlier on Monday, Livni lauded the separation of Hezbollah as a political and military entity, stating: "A firm distinction between legitimate political parties and terrorist organisations is crucial for the survival of freedom, democracy and moderation."

EU's Foreign Affairs Council decided on Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU's list of terrorist organizations.

The decision comes one year after the July 18 tragic incident at the Sarafovo airport, which killed seven, including five Israeli tourists, the Bulgarian bus driver, and the perpetrator of the attack.

In February 2013, Bulgaria's then-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, suggested that the evidence collected by the investigating authorities led to a "reasonable assumption" about the involvement of the Lebanese militant group in last year's terror attack at the Burgas airport.

Bulgaria's current Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev made clear recently that additional evidence had been uncovered confirming the initial hypothesis.

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Tags: Hezbollah, terror attack, Burgas bus bombing, Sarafovo, terrorist organization, EU Foreign Affairs Council, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Israel, Tzipi Livni
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#11
Peter Piper - 24 Jul 2013 // 17:04:47

Well he’s quoted saying… They never tasted the same after Monica left!!

#10
Mephisto - 24 Jul 2013 // 15:20:42

Hm, me thinks that it was not his SMOKING cigars that brought him in trouble...

#9
Peter Piper - 24 Jul 2013 // 11:44:58

Mephisto,

"I will await your apology and a change of rhetoric now…."

Stranger things have happened… Even Bill Clinton gave up smoking cigars after the Monica Lewinsky affair!!

#8
Mephisto - 23 Jul 2013 // 22:30:13

"I will await your apology and a change of rhetoric now…."

Hahahaha, that was a good one!

ROFL

#7
Peter Piper - 23 Jul 2013 // 21:26:38

Russophobe/ Seedy

“Pete, you're starting to worry me bro. I was doing a little research into your past postings and they all invariably begin with Seedy / Russophobe.”

”What's causing this obsession Pete? Did I say something in the past that upset you? Was your pickle tickled by a comment of mine? Hahahaha.”


You are absolutely right in correcting me for not using the appropriate name, when it's being used for a post…. I’ve now rectified that as above.

Russop, as you can see I’ve only been on this forum very recently, but the thing that has struck me are your obnoxious comments to everyone on here (including me now), which are totally boring, perverted and not in the spirit of what a forum is all about.

If you have issues in your life please keep them at home or seek help!

I will await your apology and a change of rhetoric now….

#6
Russophobe - 23 Jul 2013 // 19:28:17

Pete, you're starting to worry me bro. I was doing a little research into your past postings and they all invariably begin with Seedy / Russophobe.

What's causing this obsession Pete? Did I say something in the past that upset you? Was your pickle tickled by a comment of mine? Hahahaha.

#5
Peter Piper - 23 Jul 2013 // 19:03:54

Re-: Seedy / Russophobe

As you seem to have knowledge of … Peter Piper and his pickled peppers, can you help me with this conundrum?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

#4
Peter Piper - 23 Jul 2013 // 17:22:21

Seedy / Russophobe

Hahaha… Look who’s crawled out from under the stone, with his vitriolic rhetoric…. I wondered how long it would take for this to happen??

#3
Ivanko - 23 Jul 2013 // 17:18:38

Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization, contrary they fight against terrorists.

Look in Syria.

Further, they would not have any advantage with a bomb that kills a few on European territory.
Contrary, that would harm them. Even the biggest idiot in the world (except Russkiparatski) would understand that.

#2
Russophobe - 23 Jul 2013 // 17:02:04

"Was it ever in any doubt after all the Israeli arm-twisting in the EU and else where?"

Statements like these are exactly why Europe has become completely irrelevant in today's world and synonymous with weakness.

Hey moron, do you remember that that terrorist organization killed five innocent Israeli tourists last year and a poor and unfortunate EU citizen? Or was that only a minor fact?

Filthy anti-semite. Stick to picking your pickled peppers instead of giving ignorant opinions about geopolitics which obviously are a bit above your taxi driver intellectual level.

#1
Peter Piper - 23 Jul 2013 // 14:45:06

Was it ever in any doubt after all the Israeli arm-twisting in the EU and else where?

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