The Rt Hon.

David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister London, 13 February 2013 Dear Prime Minister, On 5 February 2013, Bulgarian authorities released the findings of their official enquiry regarding the deadly bomb attack at Burgas airport on 18th July 2012, in which five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed. Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov blamed the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah for the terrorist attack. He declared: “We have established that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah.” He added: “There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects.” As you know, Hezbollah has a long record of terrorist activities against, amongst others, European and Jewish targets around the world. We would remind you of the bombing in 1983 of buildings housing French and US military forces and members of the Multinational Force in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 299 French and American servicemen, as well as the bombing in 1994 of the AMIA Jewish Center building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds more. Let us insist on the fact that there is no distinction between Hezbollah’s ‘political wing’ and ‘military wing’. As Hezbollah’s second in command Naim Qassem stated in 2009: “Hezbollah has a single leadership. All political, social and jihad work is tied to the decisions of this leadership.” (Los Angeles Times, 13 April 2009) As British Members of the European Jewish Parliament, we respectfully urge you to support the addition of Hezbollah as a whole to the European Union list of designated terrorist organizations at the next Foreign Affairs Council which will be held on the 18th February in Brussels. What is at stake is the credibility of the EU as an institution that aims to engender and champion peace. Yours sincerely, Dr Cinderella Nonoo-Cohen, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Freddy David, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Stuart A. Greenberg, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Gordon Hausmann, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Stuart Lustigman, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Oliver Mishcon, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Tal Ofer, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Tomer Orni, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Lady Nathalie Pannick, Member of the European Jewish Parliament Alexander Trager-Lewis, Member of the European Jewish Parliament cc: The Rt Hon. William Jefferson Hague, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Rt Hon. Ed Miliband, MP, Leader of the Opposition

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