Jewish Leaders Applaud Paraguay for Designating Terrorist Organizations

New York, NY

Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"We applaud President Mario Abdo Benítez and the government of Paraguay for issuing Decree No. 2,307, which designates ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. This action represents another significant step in the ongoing fight against terrorism. In an historic step last month, the government of Argentina became the first South American country to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.  We hope to see more countries in the region and around the world follow these countries and stand up to these dangerous forces and recognize them for what they are - purveyors of terror and violence that impacts every country.”

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