Blog – Hizbollah
25 Mar 2019 by CST
The former leader of the Far Right British National Party has been in Lebanon and has met with at least one senior member of the terrorist organisation Hizbollah. Nick Griffin was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 for the North West of England and has a history of antisemitic discourse. In 1996 he referred to the Holocaust as “the Hoax of the Twentieth Century.”
25 Feb 2019 by CST
This morning, the Government announced the ban of terror group, Hizbollah, in its entirety, something CST and other communal partners have long called for. CST previously welcomed the 2001 ban by the UK Government of the “External Security Organisation” and the 2013 ban of Hizbollah’s military wing by the European Union. CST has continued to press the Government to ban the group in its entirety; highlighting the fallacy of the distinction between the military and political wings.
8 Jun 2018 by Mark Gardner
This Sunday, CST’s security teams will work with the Metropolitan Police on one of the trickiest events in our annual calendar, the Quds Day demonstration. It is not a Jewish event. In fact, it is just about the exact opposite of a Jewish event. CST’s role will be to help secure those attending the Zionist Federation’s counter-protest against the Quds Day demonstration.
19 Jan 2018 by CST
CST has long pressed for such a ban to be enacted. We have joined our Jewish communal partner groups in raising the issue repeatedly at meetings with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and with successive Prime Ministers, as well as with politicians and civil servants. CST strongly believes that Hizbollah’s long documented record of global anti-Jewish and anti-Israel terrorism means that it must be totally outlawed. Specifically, this requires the removal of the current artificial legal distinction between the group’s so-called ‘military’ and ‘political’ wings.
8 Nov 2017 by CST
A n Argentinian police investigation has revealed that the prosecutor who led the investigation into the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires Jewish centre, was murdered and did not commit suicide, as previously claimed. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead, with a bullet hole in his head, on 18 January 2015. His death occurred four days after accusing former President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of masking Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre, which left 85 people dead.
28 Jul 2016 by CST
Al-Quds Day, an annual demonstration established in 1979 by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini, that takes place in cities worldwide, has long been criticised for allowing the flying of Hizbollah flags. In the streets of London demonstrators have chanted “We are all Hizbollah” and each year flags of the organisation, whose military wing is proscribed as a terrorist entity in the United Kingdom, appear on the streets. The flag features an assault rifle, so its meaning could not be more clear.
22 Oct 2015 by CST
This week Police announced that two men were arrested for flying the Hizbollah flag during a Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration in Central London “for offences under Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000”.
16 Jun 2015 by CST
Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said that a man arrested last month with a large quantity of bomb-making material was probably a Hizbollah operative planning terrorist attacks against Israelis or Jews.
22 Jul 2013 by CST
CST welcomes today's decision by EU foreign ministers to proscribe the military wing of Hizbollah throughout the EU. We have issued a full statement on today's decision jointly with the Jewish Leadership Council, which can be read here, along with a briefing paper outlining the case against Hizbollah. We have…
10 May 2013 by CST
The UK Govt has stated its intention to "take the lead" in the "EU designation of the Hezbollah military wing". The announcement came in a House of Commons exchange on 9 May between Alistair Burt MP (Under-Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs) and Michael McCann MP (a…
30 Apr 2013 by CST
CST Blog has written before about the evidence of Hizbollah's involvement in terrorism against Jews outside Israel, after details emerged from the trial in Cyprus of Hizbollah member Hossam Yaacoub who was convicted last month of helping to plan terrorist attacks against Israeli tourists on the island. Yaacoub denied this,…
27 Feb 2013 by CST
CST has long urged the UK Jewish community to be alert to potential terrorist surveillance and to report suspicions to CST or Police. The ongoing trial in Cyprus, of an alleged Hizbollah operative, again confirms the importance of this message. The Washington Post reports: I was …
11 Jul 2012 by CST
Another Iranian terrorist plot against Jews appears to have been uncovered. This time, the alleged target was the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation synagogue in Nairobi, Kenya (shown in the below photograph). Associated Press and the Times of Israel report: Two Iranian agents arrested in Kenya with explosives planned…
8 Jul 2010 by CST
I wrote yesterday about the utter blind spot that most Western observers have shown to Sheikh Fadlallah's antisemitism, in their reactions to his death. That post was prompted by an obituary on the website of Hezbollah's al-Manar TV, which quoted with some pride the views of a…
7 Jul 2010 by CST
Hezbollah's al-Manar TV has published an obituary of Grand Ayatollah Muhammed Hussein Fadlallah, who died in Lebanon on Sunday, and it makes for eye opening reading. According to al-Manar, Fadlallah encouraged suicide bombing, including against Israeli women and children; believed in a Zionist conspiracy to stretch Israel's borders from the…
25 May 2010 by CST
In this extract from The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement, Dave Rich looks at the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and parts of the far left in Britain: In April 2002, with the second intifada at its height, the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) …