JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces launched a new English-language website earlier this month meant to “expose the true face” of Hezbollah, whose “military wing” on Monday was placed on the European Union’s list of terrorist groups.
The website went online on the seventh anniversary of the Second Lebanon War and was designed to fill in gaps in the international community’s knowledge about the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group that Iran supports.
The IDF said the website would contain experiential and interactive content and would be updated on a regular basis with news about Hezbollah.
The site is run by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit and was created in cooperation with intelligence units. It presents information about Hezbollah’s history, ideology, leadership and activities. The site highlights Hezbollah’s cooperation with other terrorist groups and countries, like Iran, and details the group’s missile arsenal.
Though the European Union (EU) has agreed to blacklist Hezbollah’s “military wing,” Jewish groups are still objecting to the fact that the EU’s designation does not treat all of Hezbollah as one entity. B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said, “The distinction between Hezbollah’s ‘military’ and ‘political wing’ has been contrived—it’s a distinction unrecognized by Hezbollah itself.”