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Where Would Hezbollah Be Without the EU?

The bombing of a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria showed that Iranian proxies like Hezbollah are not only willing but able to use within the E.U. the tactics they have used for years in the Middle East.

Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah. (archive)

Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah. (archive)
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That the same E.U. which has seen a member country attacked by such terror should continue to permit such terrorists to recruit and fundraise on E.U. soil is an utterly unsustainable position. The distinction will break down, but it will have to be pushed. Recently in Dublin John Brennan did some of that pushing. He described the European stance on Hezbollah as something that “makes it harder to defend our countries and protect our citizens.”

He is right, and should be applauded for stating the case. The E.U. will have to listen. The only question is how long they remain willing to help Hezbollah in its last European hurrah.

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

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