(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel is pushing for the U.S. and other Western countries to pressure
Scandinavian countries to drop their opposition to adding Hezbollah to the
European Union’s list of terrorist organizations.
In recent weeks, there has been growing European support for adding
Hezbollah to the list. But according to EU law, such a decision would have to
be unanimous, meaning that any single country could block it. Israel’s recent
efforts have been mainly focused on Sweden and Denmark.
European support for designating Hezbollah a terrorist organization was
initiated by Holland and immediately gained the support of Britain. In recent
weeks, Germany and France have also thrown their support behind adding
Hezbollah’s armed wing to the EU’s list of terrorist organizations.
Such a designation would make it more difficult for Hezbollah members to
travel and for the group to transfer funds.