German parliament rejects ban of Hezbollah, snubbing U.S. and German Jews

Source: German parliament rejects ban of Hezbollah, snubbing U.S. and German Jews – Breaking News – Jerusalem Post

The parties Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, The Left, The Greens and Free Democrats opposed an anti-Hezbollah bill authored by the far-right party Alternative for Germany party.

BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
 JUNE 6, 2019 19:30
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carry pictures of Hezbollah's late

Germany’s Bundestag rejected on Thursday a proposed bill to outlaw the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah
in the federal republic.

The parties Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, The Left, The Greens and Free Democrats opposed an anti-Hezbollah bill authored by the far-right party Alternative for Germany party. The mainstream German parties’ rejection of the motion to ban Hezbollah comes a week after an urgent appeal from the Central Council of Jews in Germany last week to outlaw Hezbollah amid rising Jew-hatred in the federal republic. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requested last Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration proscribe Hezbollah as a terrorist entity.

The Jerusalem Post reported exclusively on Wednesday that a May German intelligence report from the state of Lower Saxony asserts the number of Hezbollah members and supporters has climbed from 950 in 2017 to 1,050 in 2018 in Germany.

The American Jewish Community’s Berlin office tweeted on Thursday: “For a long time we have been calling for a ban on the antisemitic terrorist organization #Hisbollah. It is regrettable that this topic is now being taken up by the right-wing populists. We hope that all democratic parties will finally seek this prohibition. #Bundestag.”

The Left Party’s Kathrin Vogler spoke against the anti-Hezbollah bill during the debate. The Left Party is widely considered an anti-Israel party. The Left party’s MP  Christine Buchholz has defended the ‘legitimate resistance” of Hezbollah against the Jewish state. Buchholz has also showed support the EU and US designated terrorist entity Hamas.

The Green Party’s Omid Nouripour voiced his opposition to the anti-Hezbollah resolution. Nouripour played a role  in a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions initiative  against Israel in 2013. The Green Party initiative  called for certain Israeli products to be labelled as part of a punishment because they originate from the disputed territority in the West Bank. A leading Green Party MP Jürgen Trittin has showed sympathy for Hezbollah, declaring that “We must speak with Hezbollah.” Trittin praised the late Antisemite Dieter Kunzelmann who was believed to be behind a planned bombing of the Berlin Jewish community center in 1969. Trittin also opposed the anti-BDS resolution in May.

The Christian Democratic Union’s Christian de Vries voiced his opposition to the anti-Hezbollah bill.  De Vries said there should be an “EU solution” for a ban of Hezbollah. The German government, however, can unilateral designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Merkel has vehemently a full ban of Hezbollah. The German government and the EU have merely outlawed Hezbollah’s so-called military wing. Hezbollah’s political wing operates in Germany by raising funds, recruiting new members and spreading antisemitic and jihadi ideologies.

Benjamin Strasser rejected the anti-Hezbollah bill on behalf of the Free Democrats. His Free Democratic colleague  Frank Müller-Rosentritt tweeted on Saturday in response to the pro-Iranian regime, pro-Hezbollah al-Quds Day march: “Thousands demonstrate for the expulsion of the Jews from Jerusalem and the destruction of Israel. Hezbollah and Nasrallah are celebrated. Because Germany does not classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, it may continue to collect donations and propaganda. That must have an end.”

The United Kingdom outlawed all of Hezbollah in February. The US, Canada, the Arab League, Israel and the Netherlands have classified all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The US congress has called on Europe over the years to designate all of Hezbollah a terrorist entity.

The 192-page intelligence Lower Saxony report authored by the intelligence agents from the state’s security service noted 150 Hezbollah operatives are situated in Lower Saxony. The report covers 2018 and was released on May 22, 2019.

“Hezbollah denies the right of existence of the State of Israel and fights it with terrorist means,” the intelligence report wrote. “In Germany, the followers of Hezbollah maintain organizational and ideological and cohesion in local mosques associations that are financed primarily by donations.”

“Hezbollah is against the idea of ​​international understanding and the peaceful coexistence of peoples,” the report noted. “The ‘party’ of Hezbollah was founded under the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran, representing the most radical party of the Lebanese Shi’ite community.”

 

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One Comment on “German parliament rejects ban of Hezbollah, snubbing U.S. and German Jews”

  1. wingate Says:

    Which nation has murdered/slaughtered many millions of Jews ?
    Which nation started 2 world wars – causing millions of dead ?

    Germany….

    The Germans in the past as well as today today are posessed by a Jew hating spirit – nothing changed – nothing learnt !

    But :
    Germany paid quite a price so far – for sure
    Germany is paying a price again :
    Germany as well as the rest of the Israel – hating and – fighting eu is going down the drain / socially + economically…
    In its insanity the eu relies on the US for defense / unable to defend itself, so the eu will as well go down the drain physically…

    “He who curses Israel, I – the living God of Israel – I will curse him !”

    Insane eu – full speed towards the cliff !


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