Israel demands confronting Hezbollah in multiple arenas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted that Israel’s military efforts to thwart Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels must be advanced in parallel with Jerusalem’s efforts on the sectors of public diplomacy, economy, as well as diplomatic efforts vis-à-vis the international community. During a meeting with Israel’s diplomatic core that represent Jerusalem in north-America, Europe, the Baltics and Euro-Asia; Netanyahu underlined the importance of promoting these efforts country by country, to apply the necessary pressure to globally unite against those who seek to harm the security of the Jewish state. The Israeli Prime Minister said, “The exposure of Hezbollah’s terrorist tunnels on the northern border is part of an effort, which is not just military, to block the tunnels threat. But it is also a public diplomacy, economic and diplomatic effort to impose increased sanctions on Hezbollah, to designate all subdivisions of Hezbollah as a terror organization. To (lobby these efforts) country by country. It is, of course, also necessary to increase sanctions on Iran, which is behind this organization and is also behind Hamas’s similar attempts.” Netanyahu further emphasized during his address that the Hezbollah organization, which has time-and-again called for the annihilation of the Jewish state, must be internationally-defined as a terror entity. He further underscoring that the fact that the international community must respond to Hezbollah’s violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701. According to the Israeli leader, “Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. Hezbollah flagrantly violated our sovereignty. Hezbollah is violating UN Security Council Resolution #1701. This is your time to act.”