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  Sivan 18, 5773 , 27/05/13

Israel Seeks More Pressure on EU Hizbullah Holdouts

Israel is asking the United States and other Western countries to apply pressure on a group of Scandanavian countries to withdraw their objections to the inclusion of Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hizbullah on the European Union's list of terror organizations, according to a Monday-morning report by the Yisrael Hayom daily.

There has been significant progress in support of the Israeli demand in recent weeks but it has been stopped on account of an EU rule that all the decisions must be unanimous. Most of Israel's pressure has been on Sweden and Denmark.

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