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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...

2006-09-06 04:51:38

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it could gradually dismantle its blockade of Lebanon as Lebanese and U.N. forces control entry points to stop Hizbollah rearming, and the U.N. commander in the south said a breakthrough could be close. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who was in Ankara for talks on Turkey's contribution to a bigger UNIFIL peacekeeping force in Lebanon, has tried to orchestrate a deal to end an 8-week-blockade that...

2006-09-05 10:28:07

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday he hoped for word on the lifting of an Israeli blockade on Lebanon within two days as the shape of a carefully orchestrated deal involving France, Italy and Germany emerged. In Egypt, Annan said he hoped the next 48 hours would bring "positive" news on the lifting of the Israeli embargo imposed on Lebanon's ports and airport since July 13, the day after Hizbollah sparked a...

2006-09-05 09:22:16

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops moved on Tuesday into a town wrecked by Israel's war with Hizbollah, as U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he hoped for word on the lifting of an Israeli blockade on Lebanon within two days. Troops in armored carriers, trucks and jeeps rolled into the shattered Shi'ite Muslim town of Bint Jbeil, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in south Lebanon, witnesses...

2006-09-05 09:06:25

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday he was hoping for "positive" news in the next 48 hours on whether Israel would lift an air and sea blockade on Lebanon. "I don't want to raise any false hopes, but I hope that in the next 48 hours we will have some news on that, constructive, positive news," he told reporters after holding talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the port city of Alexandria. Israel has kept an air and sea embargo...

2006-09-05 07:12:21

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday he was hoping for "positive" news in the next 48 hours on whether Israel would lift an air and sea blockade on Lebanon. "I don't want to raise any false hopes, but I hope that in the next 48 hours we will have some news on that, constructive, positive news," he told reporters after holding talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the port city of Alexandria. Israel has kept up an air and sea...

2006-09-05 02:24:58

By Alaa Shahine AL-BAIYADA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The white-and-blue Star of David flag flutters from an Israeli army post near this Lebanese border village, reminding residents of the fragility of a truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Soldiers run night patrols a few hundred meters (yards) from the heart of the village, around 6 km (4 miles) from the border, and a helicopter delivers supplies to the post every morning. Israeli troops have yet to hand over some positions in...