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2014-01-02 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 The American Islamic Congress D.C. Center is proud to host an event with Matthew Levitt, who will discuss his latest book, "Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140102/DC39528) Hezbollah, Lebanon's "Party of God," is a multifaceted organization: it is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a...

2013-07-17 12:24:36

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC remembers the Israeli and Bulgarian victims of the Hezbollah terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. On the morning of July 18, 2012, a bus carrying Israeli tourists who had just arrived at the Burgas airport, was deliberately targeted. Five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver perished, and another 32 people, including an 11-year-old child, were wounded. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Remembering...

2013-03-21 12:24:41

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed today's Cypriot court verdict in a closely watched case regarding Hezbollah terrorist activity in the European Union. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The defendant, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, was found guilty of participation in a criminal organization, acceptance and participation in committing a crime, and money laundering. Sentencing is expected on March 28. During the trial, Yaacoub revealed...

2013-02-26 12:25:15

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the Netherlands for its efforts to convince the 27-member European Union to add Hezbollah to the Brussels-based group's terrorism list. The Netherlands first declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization in 2004. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The new push comes following Bulgaria's Feb. 5 report that found Hezbollah responsible for the deadly terror attack at Burgas last July. "This is the first time...

2013-02-05 12:26:24

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged the EU to support fellow member state Bulgaria and designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, after Sofia concluded that the Iranian-backed group carried out the deadly July 18 attack at the Burgas airport. A bomb killed five Israelis and the Bulgarian driver of a bus, and wounded dozens. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced today the conclusion of...

2012-08-11 06:20:22

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. designation of Hezbollah as a primary supporter of the Assad regime's brutality "is another important step in efforts to confront the murderous Syrian regime," said David Harris, executive director of AJC, the global advocacy organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) The U.S. government announced the new designation of Hezbollah in a conference call with reporters. Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the State...

2012-03-16 06:20:32

NEW YORK, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires, AJC remembers the victims of the terror attack and reminds the world of the dangers Iran and its proxy Hezbollah still pose. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The attack on March 17, 1992, left 29 dead and 242 wounded. The blast destroyed the Israeli Embassy, and damaged neighboring buildings, including a...

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2011-12-31 08:37:41

An Israeli activist group has threatened to sue Twitter in a move aimed at forcing the microblogging website to shut down accounts operated by Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations. According to Telegraph Technology Correspondent Christopher Williams, Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Centren sent a letter to the popular social network urging them to block Hezbollah, the East African al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab and "Foreign Terrorist Organizations" activities. "Please be advised that...

2011-07-01 13:01:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the decision of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), a UN body investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, to issue criminal indictments against four Hezbollah terrorists accused of the murder. Along with Hariri, 21 others were killed when the former Prime Minister's motorcade was bombed in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "By...

2010-05-06 07:59:00

General reveals possible Iranian/Hezbollah preemptive attack against Israel this summer in exclusive PJTV video, as Israel distributes gas masks EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major General Paul E. Vallely (Ret.) revealed sobering information regarding possible chemical and nuclear weapon activity by Iran and Hezbollah in an exclusive PJTV video. According to the retired Major General and sitting chairman of Save Our Democracy, Iran is planning a preemptive attack...