The European Union has twisted Israel’s arm and hit the country where it hurts most: The economy! The EU made it official and permanent that it will exclude West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements from its free trade agreements with the state of Israel. By doing so, the EU recognizes the settlements’ illegal status and highlights Israel’s role as occupier of those areas. If Israel wants the money and the free trade deals, it has to agree to those terms as well.
Hezbollah and its military wing
It took the European Union a long time to show that it means business in Middle East peace and play the “honest broker” role.Octavia Nasr
Hezbollah’s Secretary General has chosen his path a long time ago and he is too involved to make a change at this juncture. What the EU pressure will likely do, is cause a fundamental fissure within the group itself or widen the fissure of disagreement that has existed for a long time; such as serving the Iranian agenda and now the Assad agenda as well as turning weapons against their own people and now the Syrian people under the pretext they are fighting “traitors” and “terrorists.”SHOW MORE