Hezbollah is wreaking havoc worldwide. It’s time to stop the terror.
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Dear Phil,

Beirut. Buenos Aires. Burgas.

What do these three cities, separated by thousands of miles, have in common?

All have been the sites of deadly attacks carried out by the Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. Across the globe, Hezbollah has claimed countless lives—and the death toll continues to rise.

In the past two weeks, two new cities almost joined this list—New York and London. Luckily, the plots were foiled, but we cannot pretend to know who might be next.

Hezbollah openly calls for the destruction of Israel and these threats are not mere rhetoric. Today, it has well over 100,000 sophisticated missiles and rockets prepared to fire at Israeli cities and towns at any moment, and has constructed tunnels on the Lebanon border, designed to kidnap and kill Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Enough is enough. AJC is exposing Hezbollah’s murderous aims on the world stage and pushing for action. By supporting AJC today, you can be a part of this critical movement.
  • AJC is making strides against Hezbollah in Europe and beyond.

    AJC played an essential role, acknowledged by several European leaders, in the European Union’s 2013 decision to label the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The designation hinders the group’s ability to raise funds, recruit members, and transport operatives across the continent. And, in 2015, an AJC-supported bill levying sanctions on financial institutions that help launder money for Hezbollah became U.S. law.

    Still, more needs to be done.
  • AJC continues to advocate relentlessly against Hezbollah and global terror.

    While the EU’s 2013 decision was an important first step, it bifurcated Hezbollah, placing its military wing on the terrorism list while leaving off its so-called “political wing.” Hezbollah itself does not make this distinction, so why should the EU?

    Today, AJC is calling on the EU to finish the job and designate Hezbollah, in its entirety, as a terrorist entity – something the U.S., Canada, Israel, the UK, the Netherlands, the Arab League, and other key allies have already done.

    We are making the case to foreign leaders that Hezbollah presents a real and imminent danger, not only to Israel, but to nations worldwide. And, as anti-Semitism continues to rise in Europe, we are exposing Hezbollah’s role in inciting hatred and violence against Jews.

    AJC is also calling on members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to urge EU leaders to ban all of Hezbollah. We know that intense congressional pressure was integral to achieving the EU’s 2013 decision.
The time has come for the European Union to confront Hezbollah in its entirety and end the charade of pretending there are two faces of the terror group.

Your gift to AJC today ensures that we send a clear message to the world: Hezbollah’s terrorism must be stopped.

With gratitude,

David Harris
AJC Chief Executive Officer
AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel,
and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.

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