The American Jewish Congress praises the government of the Republic of Kosovo for designating Hezbollah, both its political and military wings, as a terrorist organization.

Hezbollah’s activities are a direct threat to peace and security and Kosovo’s decision is an important step in the global fight against terrorism. The artificial differentiation between Hezbollah’s political and military wings has created openings for Hezbollah, a proxy of Iran, to continue to engage in its malignant activities in many countries around the world. It is important to see that European countries are waking up to the danger that Hezbollah represents. Less than two months ago, Germany’s government took action against Hezbollah, joining the ranks of the United States, Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others. 

We urge other countries to follow Kosovo’s example in treating the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist entity and banning all its activities. 

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