If any further proof of the futility of talking to terrorists such as Hezbollah were needed, Hezbollah offered it earlier today, when its “foreign minister” Nawaf Musawi laid claims to more Israeli territory south of the blue line, which demarcates the southern border of Lebanon. Advocates of dialogue with Hezbollah have repeatedly argued that a compromise over the Shebaa Farms would deny Hezbollah any further pretext for continuing “resistance” against Israel. In a textbook move, Hezbollah has just laid out just that–the next pretext. Not that anyone expects Western leaders to notice. After all, a delegation of Members of the European Parliament visiting Gaza has just extended an invitation to Hamas “lawmakers” to come to Brussels, despite the fact that Hamas is on the EU terror list. Still, one would hope that where decisions do matter–not Brussels, but Jerusalem and Washington–nobody is going to nurture any illusions about what appeasing a terror group can beget.
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