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Germany Calls Hezbollah a Terrorist Group; France Wavers

How many buses and Jewish community centers do you have to bomb for France to call you a terrorist group?

Spiegel reports that Germany is finally putting pressure on the EU to label Hezbollah a terrorist group. The move comes after authorities began to suspect Hezbollah of involvement in a the bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year. It’s sad enough that it took a tragedy of this magnitude—and on European soil—for a European country to call for this relabeling; what’s even worse is that France is still opposing it, “because several ministers in the Lebanese government belong to the movement,” says Spiegel.

It’s still not clear what the EU will do. But France and other European countries may find it increasingly difficult, as the investigation of the bombing proceeds, to deny the facts staring them in their faces.

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