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Liberman slams EU for not labeling Hezbollah terror group

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Itongadol.- Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Liberman criticized the European Union on Monday for failing to label Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, labeling the move as hypocritical.
Libermn said Israel must convey to the EU that failure to add Hezbollah to the terror organizations list in an upcoming discussion on the topic in two weeks "will make the EU irrelevant to us."
Some two months after Israeli airlines went on a brief strike to block the Israeli-EU "Open Skies" agreement, the two sides inked the accord in Luxembourg on Monday, paving the way for more direct flights between Israel and EU countries.
The European Union issued a statement saying that the deal was signed in the margins of the EU Transport Council meeting.
Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice-President responsible for mobility and transport, said: "Israel is a key partner for the EU and today\’s agreement is very important for further strengthening the overall economic, trade and tourism relations between Israel and the EU. We expect to see more direct flights to and from Israel, lower prices, more jobs and economic benefits on both sides."
When the agreement comes into effect in 2018, EU airlines will be able to operate direct flights to Israel from anywhere in the EU, and Israeli carries will be able to operate flights to airports throughout the EU.

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