Edward S. Walker, MA, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, in a 2002 Middle East Quarterly interview, stated the following:
"What Hizbullah did in south Lebanon was
not terrorism; it was resistance, because it was directed solely at
military targets. But this is not the sum of Hizbullah, which is on the
terror list for a host of other reasons — for its terrorist actions. It
is a terrorist organization. Absolutely."
The US Department of State, in its Oct. 8, 1999 "Designations by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright," listed Hizbullah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization:
or suspected to have been involved in numerous anti-US terrorist
attacks, including the suicide truck bombing of the US Embassy and US
Marine barracks in Beirut in October 1983 and the US Embassy annex in
Beirut in September 1984. Elements of the group were responsible for
the kidnapping and detention of US and other Western hostages in
Lebanon. The group also attacked the Israeli Embassy in Argentina in
Steven Emerson, author of the PBS documentary "Jihad in America," in a May 14, 1998 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee titled "Tehran and Terrorism: Iran under President Muhammad Khatami," stated:
agents have operated across Europe, eliminating opposition figures,
recruiting supporters, and coordinating the activities of terrorist
groups, specifically Hizbollah."
Ran HaCohen, PhD, Professor of Comparative Literature, Tel-Aviv University, in a Aug. 13, 2003 editorial titled "A Case for Hizbollah?" wrote:
is the aim of Israeli propaganda: to portray the Hizbollah as a
terrorist group that violates the rules of the game. The facts,
however, are that the Hizbollah pretty much follows the rules of good
neighbourliness; it is Israel that breaches them."
Ali Fayyad, a senior Member of Hizbullah, as quoted in a May 12, 2004 Al-Ahram Weekly article titled "Resistance lives on":
problem with the Americans, and within some political circles in
Europe, is that resistance is confused with terrorism. Whether or not
this is done to serve some agenda is another story, but we consider
ourselves a resistance movement and not a terrorist organisation."
Marc Sirois, Canadian journalist and Managing Editor of The Daily Star (Beirut), in a Oct. 24, 2002 Yellow Times.org article titled "The History of Hizbullah," wrote:
was not hatched as an evil plot to destroy Israel but rather as an
almost begrudging attempt to defend a community whose patience for
oppression -- be it foreign or domestic -- had finally run out... Israel
has every right to fear its long-time tormentors, but none to call them