Livni asks Germany to blacklist Hezbollah

Justice minister also raises stalled Ghetto Law - a law meant to lead to reparations to some 20,000 Holocaust survivors.

May 22, 2013 09:01
Tzipi Livni

Tzipi Livni 370. (photo credit: Courtesy The Tzipi Livni Party)

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni asked that Germany support the initiative within the EU to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization at a meeting with her Germany counterpart Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on Tuesday night.

The meeting of the two high-powered female justice ministers was the first major one of the German justice minister's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, said a statement by the German Embassy.

Livni also raised Germany's proposed but stalled Ghetto Law - a law meant to lead to reparations to some 20,000 Holocaust survivors who worked in ghettos without pay during World War II.

She added that she hoped Germany could press onward with the law as any continued bureaucratic delays were significant as the population to who it could apply was dwindling and was also in sincere need of the additional financial aid that reparations would provide.

The German minister will also meet with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Supreme Court President Asher D. Grunis on Wednesday as well as delivering a lecture at Hebrew University on "Law and Security."

The German minister will spend Thursday meeting with Palestinian officials.

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