Foreign Ministry director Ron Prosor met representatives of the EU and expressed Israel's deep concern over a recent meeting between Muhammad Fanish, the Hezbollah representative in the Lebanese government, and the EU, French and Italian ambassadors in Lebanon.
Prosor requested that Hezbollah be included in the EU list of terrorist organizations.
Israel fought a bloody 18-year guerrilla war with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon until Israel's pullout in 2000, and the Lebanon-based group continues to call for Israel's destruction, the AP reports.
Hezbollah, like the Palestinian Hamas, has a political wing and a militant wing and claims they are separate entities. Israel has repeatedly rejected such a separation, saying any acknowledgment of the organization gives legitimacy to a terror organization bent on the destruction of Israel. AM
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18