Optimism that EU will label Hizbollah ‘terrorists’

By Sandy Rashty, December 20, 2012

The US and Israel-led campaign to have Hizbollah labelled a terrorist organisation by the EU and secure a Europe-wide ban on the group has taken a step forward.


US senator calls on Europe to designate Hizbollah a terrorist organisation

By Sandy Rashty, December 11, 2012

European governments must recognise Hizbollah as a terrorist organisation to prevent recruitment and fundraising in their respective countries, according recommendations in a draft US resolution.

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, the president’s adviser on terrorism, drafted the resolution in a bid to drawn attention to the activities of the Lebanon-based militant group.


Assassination in Beirut leads to demonstrations in Lebanon

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 26, 2012

Major General Wissam al-Hassan was a marked man years before he was assassinated by a massive car bomb in Beirut last Friday.

In Lebanon, military and security services are split by allegiances to different parties and ethnic groups. Al-Hassan’s loyalties were to the anti-Syrian March 14 coalition and the Hariri clan.


End this dangerous distinction

By Raheem Kassam, September 24, 2012

In March 2012, at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, Benjamin Netanyahu asked, of Iran's nuclear programme: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it?"


Topsy-turvy Middle East as jihadis turn on jihadis

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 6, 2012

The upheavals in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are redrawing the lines between the radical Islamist forces surrounding Israel.

The latest configuration pits the Egyptian-led, anti-Iran camp against Salafist groups allied with al-Qaeda, and a branch of al-Qaeda against Hizbollah.


A weakened Hizbollah spells danger for Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 24, 2012

Saeed Jalili, the mild-mannered secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and special adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, undertook a whirlwind visit of Syria and Lebanon two weeks ago.


Time for the EU to ban Hizbollah

By Benjamin Weinthal, August 9, 2012

US and Israeli intelligence agencies attributed last month’s suicide bombing of a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria to Hizbollah and Iran. The joint Hizbollah-Iran operation resulted in the murders of Mustafa Kyosev, the Muslim Bulgarian bus driver, and five Israelis tourists.


Add Hizbollah to terror list, EU urged

By Jamie Michaels, July 19, 2012

Following yesterday's terrorist attack in Bulgaria, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) has appealed to the European Union and all European nations to immediately add Hizbollah to the list of proscribed terrorist organisations.


Thai police blame Iran as Israel calls for UN condemnation

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

Thai police have confirmed that the explosives that injured an Iranian man earlier this week were meant for Israeli diplomats.

Israel has already made public its belief that Iran was behind the botched attack in Bangkok, another failed one in Georgia and a blast in Delhi on Monday.


Hizbollah plotters thwarted in Thailand

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 19, 2012

A Hizbollah cell was plotting to carry out attacks against Israeli targets in Thailand, it was revealed this week.