United Nations the “obstacle on the road to peace”

COMMENTARY
UNIFIL Deters EU from Banning Hezbollah
by Evelyn Gordon
December 13, 2018

It’s no secret that UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, has never done the job it’s supposedly there to do. But this week, we learned that UNIFIL isn’t merely useless; it’s counterproductive. By the very fact of its existence, the organization deters the European Union from listing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization—something which, unlike UNIFIL, would genuinely impede Hezbollah’s operations. This dirty little secret came out after Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called Hezbollah “Islamic terrorists” during a visit to Israel on Tuesday. READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST Italy’s minister: ‘Hezbollah’s tunnels not meant for shopping sprees’ Salvini arrived on Wednesday, and immediately helicoptered to the north to view the work the IDF was doing to uncover the tunnels. “There is a clear threat from the north,” he said. “I repeat my condition, those who want peace, need to support and defend Israel.”

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