ADL Offers Congress Recommendations to Limit Hezbollah Capabilities

New York, NY, June 8, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today offered a series of recommendations designed to limit the influence, capability, and reach of Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based terrorist organization that is responsible for the murder of many Americans and Jews worldwide.

The recommendations were part of a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearings. The League welcomed these Committee hearings examining the possibility of additional tools to target the terror group’s financial resources. The Committee has been vital in its anti-terror efforts, specifically against Hezbollah.

ADL presented the following recommendations:

  • Apply secondary sanctions to financial entities connected to Hezbollah and/or its associates;
  • Identify, designate and sanction more individuals belonging to the organization’s leadership cadre;
  • Highlight Iran’s role in financing Hezbollah and assessing ways to stem the cash and arms flow from Tehran;
  • Investigate and expose intelligence and logistical support networks in the Latin American region.
    • Despite the public exposure of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives in the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Argentina, Hezbollah continues to enjoy financial benefit through relations with regional-based transnational criminal organizations.

ADL is the nation’s foremost non-governmental authority on domestic terrorism and extremism, and organized hate groups and hate crimes. Recognized as the foremost authority on extremism, ADL’s Center on Extremism provides resources, expertise and training which enables law enforcement, public officials, community leaders and internet and technology companies to identify and counter emerging threats.

 

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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