Hassan Nasrallah the Head of Hezbollah was once quoted as saying “if [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, a Lebanese author and expert on Hezbollah, quoted Hassan Nasrallah as saying, “If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew.” Regarding the official public stance of Hezbollah as a whole, she argues that while Hezbollah, “tries to mask its anti-Judaism for public-relations reasons… a study of its language, spoken and written, reveals an underlying truth.” In her book, Hezbollah: Politics & Religion, she states that Hezbollah “believes that Jews, by the nature of Judaism, possess fatal character flaws,” and that “Hezbollah’s Quranic reading of Jewish history has led its leaders to believe that Jewish theology is evil” This doesn’t make them terrorists just bigots. Terrorism IS a big part of what Hezbollah is about. Some of iths “Greatest Hits” include:
- a series of kidnappings of Westerners in Lebanon, including several Americans, in the 1980s;
- the suicide truck bombings that killed more than 200 U.S. Marines at their barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983;
- the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847, which featured the famous footage of the plane’s pilot leaning out of the cockpit with a gun to his head;
- two major 1990s attacks on Jewish targets in Argentina—the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy (killing twenty-nine) and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center (killing ninety-five).
- a July 2006 raid on a border post in northern Israel in which two Israeli soldiers were taken captive. The abductions sparked an Israeli military campaign against Lebanon to which Hezbollah responded by firing rockets across the Lebanese border into Israel.
And dont forget all of the missile attacks BEFORE last year,s war. That is why most Civilized nations such as the US, UK,Canada, Australia etc., consider Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Then there is France who is always looking for a way to prove that 50 Million Frenchmen CAN be wrong:
France: Hizbullah not a terror group
Hizbullah is part of Lebanese politics and must not be regarded as a terror organization, said the French Foreign Ministry in a statement Thursday night.
It was an apparent about-turn by France after President Nicolas Sarkozy said that Hizbullah was indeed a terrorist group when he met with the captured IDF soldiers’ families in Paris last week. Thursday’s statement was prompted by protests from Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.
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France is scheduled to host a conference Saturday bringing together representatives of rival Lebanese leaders, including senior Hizbullah representatives, in an effort to address the Lebanon’s political deadlock.
The conference, set to continue until Monday, is not expected to achieve any major breakthroughs and has been described more as an icebreaking meeting between foes.
The conference is expected to focus on the political crisis in Lebanon revolving around the issue of an international tribunal into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005.
Hizbullah is opposed to such a tribunal that is expected to convict senior officials in Lebanon and Syria.
Meanwhile, the chief investigator in the Hariri assassination said Friday that a UN inquiry had identified people who may have been involved in the murder and and that new information about the buyers of a van used in the bombing was being investigated.
While not identifying anyone, Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz said investigators had “significantly narrowed down” possible motives for the slaying to Hariri’s political and personal relationships in Lebanon, Syria and other countries.
He said investigators believe the UN Security Council resolution in September 2004 aimed at blocking Lebanon’s pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud from a second term “played an important role in shaping the environment in which the motives to assassinate Rafik Hariri emerged.”
Lebanon’s Parliament ignored the council and voted hours after the resolution was adopted to amend the constitution so Lahoud could keep his job.
Brammertz did not provide any clues to those who may have been involved.
He also said Syria and other states continued to provide “mostly positive responses” to requests for assistance. Syria, which many Lebanese have blamed for the assassination, strongly denies being involved.