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  7/22/2013, Av 15, 5773

Lieberman: EU Decision is Typically Partial


Chairman Avigdor Lieberman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee reacted, Monday, to the European Union decision to put the military wing of Hizbullah on its list of terror organizations by saying, "As always the Europeans settled for going halfway and making a partial, unsatisfactory decision." The EU allowed contacts with the political wing of the Shi'ite Muslim group to continue.

Lieberman said the two wings were different sides of the same coin. Standing at the head of the two wings is the same man, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, and the attempt to present the group as having an extreme part and a moderate part is the same thing as asking if a cannibal can be a vegetarian. He said the EU had to define the whole group as a terrorist entity and put the whole group on its list of terror organizations.