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Arab League designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organization
Arab League formally brands Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Lebanon and Iraq abstain in the vote.
By Ben Ariel, Canada


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...7#.VuQ7Ln0rLIU


The Arab League on Friday formally branded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, The Associated Press reported, citing Egypt's state news agency MENA.

According to the report, the decision came during the league foreign ministers' meeting.

The move aligns the 22-member league firmly behind Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations, which made the same move (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...4#.VuQ8F30rLIU) against Hezbollah earlier this month.

However, the Saudi ambassador in Cairo, Ahmed Qattan, told the satellite TV station Al Arabiya that the vote was not unanimous as Lebanon and Iraq abstained.

The Arab League move, as the one made earlier by the Gulf states, ramps up the pressure on Hezbollah, which is fighting on the side of President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria.

Hezbollah was outraged by the Gulf states' decision to blacklist it, calling it “irresponsible and hostile” (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...3#.VuQ8aX0rLIU) and urging the Saudi regime to “face the consequences”.

Iran also expressed great outrage (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208850) over the designation of Hezbollah and said, "Those who call Hezbollah terrorists, have intentionally or unintentionally targeted the unity and security of Lebanon."

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Analysis: Behind Nasrallah's recent threats to Israel
Nasrallah’s threats to Israel are designed to remind the organization’s supporters and critics that the bedrock of its existence is the principle of resistance, i.e., the struggle against Israel.



http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Ana...-Israel-449841


Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah recently made two media appearances in close proximity. The first, a recorded speech aired on February 16, 2016 in memory of the organization’s soldiers killed in combat, included his threat that Hezbollah was capable of targeting the ammonia tanks in Haifa Bay.

The second speech was a March 21, 2016 interview on Hezbollah-affiliated al-Mayadeen network, in which Nasrallah referred again to the threat posed by Hezbollah to Israel’s sensitive facilities, including its nuclear facilities. Nasrallah, who customarily speaks to the political and public discourse in Israel, here too referred to issues on Israel’s security agenda.

However, although he addressed Israel directly and devoted a large portion of his remarks to it (in contrast to his speeches in recent years, which have been focused primarily on the war in Syria), his remarks were not aimed solely at Israel, but elsewhere as well: first and foremost to the Lebanese public, followed by the greater Arab world. Despite the possibly fateful meaning of his words in the Israeli context, Nasrallah’s appearances and the meaning of his statements should be examined in the greater light of events on the strategic level.

Overall, Nasrallah’s remarks can be seen as directed at his various enemies and referring to different dimensions. The first dimension, which affects Nasrallah to the greatest extent, is the war in Syria. Nasrallah has naturally taken the side of his allies (Assad, Iran, and Russia) while assuming an aggressive stance toward his enemies in this theater (the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the many factions opposing Assad).

The February 16 speech came at the height of the international effort in the Geneva talks to reach a ceasefire arrangement in Syria. Predictably, Nasrallah praised the Assad regime and its importance to the integrity of Syria, and tried to exert pressure on the negotiators to reach understandings that would safeguard Hezbollah’s interests in in Syria. By the second media appearance, the larger picture had changed, with the ceasefire entering into effect, Russia’s surprise announcement that it was (partially) withdrawing its forces from Syria, and the withdrawal of certain Iranian forces. The Russian move prompted the United States and its regional allies to question the future of the fighting by the Shiite axis in Syria.

Nasrallah addressed that point, stating that he had been briefed in advance about the measure, as he had been briefed when Russia entered the campaign. He thereby attempted to demonstrate the strength and unity of the Hezbollah-allied axis, as if a chain of well-orchestrated and carefully timed steps had been planned to achieve positive results in the war in Syria. He stressed the effectiveness of the Russian move, and the fact that an important advantage was achieved for Assad and his allies, thereby again portraying Hezbollah’s involvement as contributing to the defense of Lebanon.

The second dimension focuses on the actions of Hezbollah’s enemies, which in Nasrallah’s perspective are linked with each other: the United States; the Sunni Arab world, with Saudi Arabia and Turkey playing the key roles; and Salafi-jihad organizations led by the Islamic State and al-Qaida. Aside from familiar accusations of subversion by Saudi Arabia and Turkey and their support for terrorism, and criticism of the United States for not realizing that the alternative to Assad is the Islamic State or Jabhat al-Nusra, a new factor was added to the equation, namely, the measures against Hezbollah led by Saudi Arabia: Riyadh’s decision to withdraw its financial support for the Lebanese army and threats to take further measures in this direction; restrictions on citizens of the Gulf states visiting Lebanon; and the Arab League’s classifying Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

The Saudi measures were designed to punish Lebanon for its inability to take Saudi Arabia’s side, or in other words, Riyadh’s view of Lebanon as a country completely controlled, politically and militarily, by Hezbollah and its interests. Saudi money carries great weight in the Lebanese economy, as do the local Sunni financial magnates whom Saudi Arabia supports, and thus the slashed support constitutes a dramatic step, and requires Nasrallah, as the accused party, to refute the domestic criticism. Moreover, the idea among Hezbollah’s opponents in Lebanon that the organization’s involvement in the Syrian civil war will bring the war into Lebanon itself has only become stronger. In response, Nasrallah clung to his defiant posture of “business as usual.”

The third dimension, closely related to the previous levels, involves the internal Lebanese sphere. Despite Hezbollah’s dominance and the gradual weakening of its opponents in the country, the organization has not yet succeeded in bringing about the election of a president by the Lebanese parliament. May 2016 will mark two years since President Michel Suleiman left the presidential palace, and the presidential vacuum remains.

The March 14 movement, dominated by the Sunnis and led by Saad al-Hariri, is supporting Suleiman Frangieh as its candidate for presidency. For its part, Hezbollah persists in its support for Michel Aoun, and was helped by the withdrawal of his bitter enemy, Samir Geagea, who decided to throw his support to Aoun. The deadlock has not been broken, however, and no solution is in sight, which for Hezbollah highlights the limitations of its political power within Lebanon, despite the strengthening of its position. Realizing this, Nasrallah is trying to reach understandings that will pave the way towards a sustainable solution in the presidential palace. It is by no means certain that a head-on collision with Saudi Arabia, as consistently reflected in his remarks, is the right way for him to bring about an end to the presidential crisis.

Finally, there are Nasrallah’s comments to and about Israel. Nasrallah’s threats are presumably sincere and reflect his intentions, as illustrated on more than one occasion in the past. In any event, it appears that there is little dramatically new in the substance of what he said. Hezbollah’s firepower capabilities in range and accuracy for reaching these targets are well known to the military and political echelons in Israel, and it is hard to believe that his words took anyone by surprise.

Nasrallah’s statements do not necessarily mean, however, that Hezbollah will be in any rush to hit the targets he mentioned, and it is clear that he will have to take Israel’s response into account. Hezbollah’s firepower should not, of course, be taken lightly, and military preparations (offensive and defensive) are needed to reduce the potential damage. Israel should also prepare for other strategic surprises hinted at in the past, such as underground infiltration and/or seizure of an Israeli community in northern Israel. Most important at present, however, is not only the question of whether Hezbollah is able and wishes to damage sensitive installations in Israeli territory when a major conflict with Israel develops, but why Nasrallah is mentioning it now.

As is clear from an array of contexts, Hezbollah is engaged in both a battle for survival in the regional campaign and in power struggles on its home territory. Nasrallah’s threats to Israel are designed to remind the organization’s supporters and critics that the bedrock of its existence is the principle of resistance, i.e., the struggle against Israel. Flaunting the organization’s military capabilities reminds constituents of Hezbollah’s success against Israel during the Second Lebanon War, when it succeeded in disrupting daily life in northern Israel with ongoing rocket fire for more than a month.

Nasrallah has good reason to mention this, since that war was not only the most recent significant success of the Arab world against Israel on the battlefield (at least so it was perceived at the time), but also the last time that the Arab consensus favored Hezbollah and the organization enjoyed overall support from the Sunni countries – an achievement that appears unimaginable in the current situation. As the tenth anniversary of that war approaches, it appears that Hezbollah is trying to remind itself and other actors in the Middle East of this fact, thereby restoring to Hezbollah some of the legitimacy it gained in 2006. In addition, although Nasrallah emphasized in his latest speech that he does not foresee a conflict with Israel in the near future, it is entirely possible that he senses that Israel is bound to initiate a conflict with Hezbollah. He is trying to erect a solid wall of deterrence in order to convince Israel not to attack.

Thus when Israel tries to understand Nasrallah’s remarks, it is important to consider the overall context in which his statements were made. It therefore follows that his speeches constitute not only a warning to Israel about the damage it can expect in the next war, but also, and chiefly, the absence of any desire for escalation, and a wish to postpone the next conflict through deterrence against Israel.

This article first appeared in INSS (http://www.inss.org.il/) Insight No.809

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Ana...-Israel-449841
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Jabhat Al-Nusra-Affiliated Cleric Abdullah Al-Muhaysini to Hizbullah:
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April 12, 2016
Special Dispatch No.6383

Lebanese Writer: Hizbullah Is No Longer A Resistance Organization,
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Exclamation Islamic Summit Denounces Hezbollah for Spreading Terrorism

Islamic Summit Denounces Hezbollah for Spreading Terrorism
Most states taking part in a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounce Hezbollah but stop short of blacklisting it.
By Ben Ariel, Canada



http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...1#.VxI4y9QrLIU


Most states taking part in a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday denounced Hezbollah for spreading “terrorism” and for destabilizing the national security of its member countries, Al Arabiya reported.

The summit took place in Turkey and was hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The OIC is comprised of 57 member states. Over 30 leaders attended the summit, including the Saudi king and Iranian president.

The final declaration expressed hope that negotiations that started in Geneva on April 13 would contribute to resolving “the Syrian crisis as soon as possible” and “deplored Iran’s interference” and “continued support for terrorism” not only in Syria but also Bahrain, Yemen, and Somalia, according to Al Arabiya.

The OIC, however, did not officially blacklist Hezbollah nor circulate its final communique when it condemned the Lebanese group.

Nevertheless, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi blasted the decision, telling the Tasnim news agency that the OIC “will definitely regret the stances it adopted against Iran and Hezbollah in future.”

“In the current situation, the OIC’s general atmosphere is not really an indicative of the cooperation among Islamic countries and the unity in the Muslim world,” he asserted.

The move is another blow for Hezbollah, which has already been blacklisted (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...4#.VxI5ttQrLIU) as a terrorist organization by Gulf Arab states. The Arab League followed suit (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...7#.VxI5-dQrLIU) with a similar designation.

Hezbollah was outraged by the Gulf states' decision to blacklist it, calling it “irresponsible and hostile” (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...3#.VxI6M9QrLIU) and urging the Saudi regime to “face the consequences”.

Iran also expressed great outrage (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...0#.VxI6a9QrLIU) over the designation of Hezbollah and said, "Those who call Hezbollah terrorists, have intentionally or unintentionally targeted the unity and security of Lebanon."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...1#.VxI4y9QrLIU
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The funny part about all of this, is the haters of Israel in the Islamic world are at this moment hating on one another so bad, they hardly have time to concentrate on Israel.

Not just hating but using all their weaponry to smash eachother. Moderates, against Moderates, Islamists against Islamists, Terrorists against Terrorists, each of them calling the other ones terrorists.....lol
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May 2, 2016
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Shi'ite Lebanese Journalist:
I Renounce The Shi'ite Sect; Hizbullah Is 'Immoral, Murderous'

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Exclamation Syrian opposition: Hezbollah using chemical weapons

Syrian opposition: Hezbollah using chemical weapons
Lebanese terrorist group accused of using chemical weapons against rebel areas, particularly in Aleppo and Ghouta
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The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah has been accused by Syrian opposition fighters of using chemical weapons supplied by the Assad regime, the Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.

According to Abou Mohammed Al-Assi of the Free Syrian Army's military council, there is evidence of Hezbollah's use of chemical weapons.

“It was proved that chemical (arms) were used in some neighborhoods of Aleppo and Ghouta, areas which have a clear Hezbollah presence,” Al-Assi told Asharq al-Awsat.

The report also noted evidence by the American Stratfor global intelligence company that Hezbollah has been building fortifications near the Syrian town of Al-Qusair, where it intends to store its arsenal of weapons. The presence of munitions factories have also been spotted here.

This is not the first time Hezbollah has showed signs of stockpiling chemical weapons. In 2013, sources indicated that the Assad regime was smuggling chemical weapons to Hezbollah by hiding them in vegetable trucks.

Both the Assad regime and ISIS jihadist group have been accused of using chemical weapons against enemy fighters as well as civilian populations throughout the course of the Syrian civil war.

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Lebanese Shi'ite Cleric Muhammad Ali Al-Husseini:
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HIZBULLAH THREATENS ISRAEL—AS ITS OWN SUPPORT SINKS
Even the terror group’s longtime Lebanese backers are fed up.
By P. David Hornik




http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2633...p-david-hornik

How is Hizbullah doing after about four years of fighting in Syria on behalf of the Assad regime, as part of the axis led by Iran?

In terms of bluster, and particularly threats against Israel, Hizbullah hasn’t changed much. But in other ways—and not only with regard to the often-cited 1500 fighters Hizbullah has lost on Syrian soil—the war is taking a toll on the Shiite terror organization. That includes growing unpopularity in Lebanon itself—even among its traditional supporters.

On June 18, speaking to a Lebanese audience (http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/5535.htm) on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV channel (as translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI), Hizbullah MP Walid Sukkarieh painted a scenario in a future war between Hizbullah and Israel.

He asked: “What would the capturing of settlements mean?”

Hizbullah has indeed been planning for years (http://jcpa.org/article/hizbullah-di...f-the-galilee/) to capture Israeli communities in the Galilee in a prospective war.

Answering his own question, Sukkarieh said:

First, we would be liberating land. Second, we would take hostages, prisoners. The Israeli people would be a prisoner in your hands. This would prevent Israel from targeting civilians on your side. It would not be able to implement the Dahiya Strategy. They have threatened that in the next war, they will implement this strategy and destroy all of Lebanon. What will they destroy if we hold settlements hostage? We will have hostages. If they kill us, we will kill them.

The term Dahiya Strategy refers to the Israeli air force’s attack on the Dahiya neighborhood of Beirut, a Hizbullah stronghold, in the 2006 Israel-Hizbullah war. Although that war had mixed results for Israel, the Dahiya strike is now regarded as a devastating blow that produced deterrence and has helped keep the Israeli-Lebanese border quiet for ten years.

For his part, Israeli intelligence minister Yisrael Katz had warned a few days before Sukkarieh’s statement (http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezboll...s-in-next-war/) that “a war in Lebanon and an attack on the Israeli home front will bring about the ousting of [Hizbullah leader Hassan] Nasrallah and will bring ruin to Lebanon”—one of many Israeli warnings that another Israeli-Hizbullah war would be a bad proposition for Lebanon as a whole.

MP Sukkarieh’s televised statement to the Lebanese public was an attempt to reassure them that Hizbullah has tricks up its sleeve that can prevent such outcomes.

But these days, reassuring the Lebanese public about Hizbullah is an increasingly difficult task.

In another dispatch, MEMRI describes a situation in Lebanon (http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/9275.htm) where, amid the fierce fighting in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, Hizbullah’s support is tanking even among Lebanon’s Shiite population—including even Hizbullah’s longtime supporters.

It turns out that:
  • On May 1 an anti-Hizbullah, secular Shiite party called Lebanese Option staged a demonstration in central Beirut. The party decried Hizbullah’s “sacrificing the lives of Lebanon’s Shiite youth,” and emphasized that not all Lebanese Shiites are followers of Nasrallah. A student leader of Lebanese Option, Sally Hafez, said: “[Hizbullah], you bought and sold the blood of our young people…. We are only citizens who [love] their land and want to live in their country in peace.”
  • Anti-Hizbullah Shiite journalists are also speaking up. One of them, Nadim Koteich, wrote that Hizbullah is in “political, military, and security crisis in Syria, but also in deep moral crisis that is leading its program and its existence to suicide….” He also tweeted: “If only Israel would annex Aleppo—because then it would be quiet like the Golan. Better for Aleppo’s residents to be under the occupation regime than under the ruins.”
  • An anti-Hizbullah Shiite cleric, Sheikh ‘Ali Al-Amin, declared that “fighting alongside the Syrian regime is against the Shiite view…. The slogans that Hizbullah is using as an excuse [for intervening military in Syria] are disproved and invalid.”
  • Hizbullah faces draft-dodging—even among children of its own officials. An April 28 article on the Alarabi21 website “revealed that young Shiites are leaving Lebanon so that Hizbullah cannot recruit them into its ranks to fight in Syria.” An UAE journalist says that Hizbullah officials have been smuggling their sons into Europe to keep them out of the fighting. Bereaved mothers have been “shouting in rage against Nasrallah at their sons’ funerals.”
  • Hizbullah has been losing strength in local elections—“particularly in the organization’s areas of influence in the northern Beqa’a, southern Dahiya, and South Lebanon…. [Pro-Hizbullah daily] Al-Safir stated that in light of the results of the local elections, the South Lebanese were no longer deluded that it was not possible to run against the Hizbullah-Amal list.”

Is Hizbullah’s grip on Lebanon finally loosening? It is probably too soon to answer affirmatively. But whenever Hizbullah does finally come limping home from Syria—if and when that conflict finally winds down—it may well not be eager to launch a war with Israel compared to which its involvement in Syria will have been child’s play. Especially not when that will be the last thing an increasingly resentful Lebanese population wants.

Meanwhile, for the United States and other Western powers, the time is ripe to put more and more pressure on Hizbullah and try to pry Lebanon loose from its claws. Congress has already taken a step in that direction by passing the Hizbullah sanctions bill last December, which has already led to Lebanese banks closing Hizbullah accounts (http://english.aawsat.com/2016/05/ar...-dodging-hifpa).

Whoever is the next U.S. president should work to strengthen the anti-Hizbullah elements in Lebanon and put the terror group—spearhead of Iran’s expansionist ambitions in the Middle East and the world—out of business.

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Hassan Nasrallah:
Hizbullah's Money and Missiles Reach Us Directly from Iran, No Law Will Prevent This




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In a June 24 speech broadcast by Al-Manar TV, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah declared that "the budget of Hizbullah, its salaries, its expenses, its food, its drink, its weapons, and its missiles come from the Islamic Republic of Iran" and that "no law will be able to prevent this money from reaching us." Referring to the U.S. law that imposes sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with Hizbullah, Nasrallah said: "As long as Iran has money, we will have money. Can one be more transparent than that? The money allocated for us reaches us directly, not through banks."

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Hassan Nasrallah: When ISIS attacked, it succeeded within days, I'm sad to say, to take control of the Mosul province, of large parts of the provinces of Al-Anbar, Al-Diyala, and Kirkuk, and of the Saladin province almost in its entirety. Of course, this could not have happened through a purely local ISIS plan, but let's not go there. This was a massive plan. It is connected to the Americans - you know I like to speak openly - it is connected to the Turks, to Saudi Arabia, and the region.

This was a part of a certain vision for Iraq and the region. Then the tables were turned, but that's another issue. ISIS declared a caliphate and threatened Saudi Arabia. That's another issue. But perhaps this is how it started. The situation in Iraq became dire. There was a call to arms and to wage Jihad. The brothers from Iraq called me and said: "Our brothers from Hizbullah, we need urgently - tomorrow morning - a certain number of your cadres and officers"... They specified the number... "We don't need fighters. We have fighters. We need commanders and cadres who will bring their experience, serve as field commanders, engage in training, and help planning, as well as raising the morale."

This may be the first time I say this, but it needs to be said. It won't hurt, and it may help. I received this call between 10 and 11 PM. It was a call for help. I called brother Mustafa Badreddine, who was in charge of these matters. He summoned all the people from their homes. When we talk about the commanders who went that night to Iraq, we are talking about people with families, wives, children, and even grandchildren. At dawn, the required number of Hizbullah Jihadi commanders were ready to go to Baghdad.

[…]

Defending Aleppo is defending the rest of Syria, defending Damascus, as well as Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan, which paid, only a few days ago, part of the price for the mistakes of supporting the armed groups. I saw on TV that the car bombs used by the suicide bombers against the Jordanian soldiers had been given to the armed groups by the Jordanian government. This is repaying a favor with a favor - if it was a favor, to begin with. If the American-Saudi-takfiri plan is given a second chance to make a significant gain in Syria, this will jeopardize all that was achieved in recent years, as well as the region in its entirety. Therefore, we had a duty to be present in Aleppo, and indeed, we were present in Aleppo. We have a duty to remain in Aleppo, and we shall remain in Aleppo.

[…]

Since June 1, Hizbullah has had 26 martyrs, one prisoner, and one MIA. That is the exact tally. We don't usually give figures, but in order to deal with the problem, let's tell it as it is. 26 martyrs, one prisoner, and one MIA. Any other figure - 50, 100, or 200 - is nonsense.

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There are people who dream, and then write about their dreams, believe in them, and build on them. A few weeks ago, we read headlines such as: "Hizbullah is facing financial collapse" or "Hizbullah is facing economic collapse." It sounds as if we are about to die of hunger and need help. Unfortunately, there is such stupidity and ugliness in some of the Lebanese and Arab media.

I said then that even if this law is implemented by the Lebanese banks, and even if they are over-diligent in its implementation, as far as we are concerned - as a political party, as an organizational and Jihadi structure - this law does not change a thing. It does not affect us and does not harm us. True, there is psychological pressure, but it does not affect Hizbullah financially or in a material way. I have explained why, but let me remind those idiots. As I have said, we have no commercial projects, and we have no investment institutions that work with the banks, and which could break us if you abolished them. We have no such thing. Nobody in the world speaks as openly and honestly as me: The budget of Hizbullah, its salaries, its expenses, its food, its drink, its weapons, and its missiles come from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Is that clear? Nobody else has anything to do with this. As long as Iran has money, we will have money. Can one be more transparent than that? The money allocated for us reaches us directly, not through banks. Just as the missiles with which we threaten Israel reached us, our money reaches us. No law will be able to prevent this money from reaching us.

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