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It took more than 10 years, but the United Kingdom has finally designated the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. The UK had already designated Hezbollah’s so-called military wing in 2008, and now, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, Britain is “no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party.” Of course, the distinction always was fictional.
The results of the elections forced Hariri to consent to almost all of the demands made by Hezbollah during the prolonged, tiresome negotiations over the make-up of the government.
This Update is focussed on the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East that took place yesterday with the participation of more than 60 countries - which is widely seen as part of a US-led effort to create a new alliance against Iran's destabilising behaviour.
Update from AIJAC Update 02/19 #01 This Update deals with two important political developments in the Middle East this week - the resignation of the Palestinian...