Libya

Islamic Militias Continue Spread Beyond The Middle East Into African Nations

08/19/2014
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Nairobi, Kenya - An Islamist group has gained ground in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi, declaring it an Islamic territory and raising fears that radical Islamist militias may spread in the rest of Africa.

U.S. Envoy, Three Others Killed By Mob In Libya Following Anti-Muslim Video

09/12/2012

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Tuesday, just hours before the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was attacked over an American-made anti-Muslim movie.

But questions were immediately raised about the true identity of the filmmaker – who falsely claimed to be an Israeli Jew who obtained the financing for his film from 100 Jewish donors -- and whether the movie actually sparked the rioting or was just used as a convenient excuse.

Obama At Holocaust Museum Pledges To Stand By Israel, Fight Atrocities

04/23/2012

President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would "always be there for Israel" and defended his administration's record on preventing atrocities.

Obama spoke Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a few days after Holocaust Remembrance Day. Prior to his address, he took a tour of the museum guided by Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist and Nobel Peace laureate.

Pan Am Victim's Mom Thanks Libyan People For Fall Of 'Monster' Kadafy

10/25/2011
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Susan Cohen, whose daughter, Theadora, was killed in the Pam Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, said this weekend she was grateful to the people of Libya for rising up to depose Mouammar Kadafy, who she called “a terrorist and a monster.”

The tyrant, who held power for since 1969, was killed by rebels near his home city of Suft after he tried to escape in a convoy that was stopped by NATO aircraft.

Pan Am Victim's Mom Thanks Libyan People For Fall Of 'Monster' Kadafy

10/25/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

 

Susan Cohen, whose daughter, Theadora, was killed in the Pam Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, said this weekend she was grateful to the people of Libya for rising up to depose Mouammar Kadafy, who she called “a terrorist and a monster.”

The tyrant, who held power for since 1969, was killed by rebels near his home city of Suft after he tried to escape in a convoy that was stopped by NATO aircraft.

Arab Spring, Summer Chaos

08/23/2011
Editorial

What are we to make of the latest events in Libya, where the feared and hated despot Muammar al-Qaddafi appears to be at the end of his long reign? Will the revolution there lead to unity and democracy or tribal warfare and chaos? And how will Qaddafi’s fate impact on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, whose continued defiance in spite of calls for his ouster is sure to garner even more attention now as the international spotlight turns to him?

Exiled Libyan Jewish Leader May Run In Free Elections

08/23/2011

The leader of the Libyan-Jewish community in Britain said that he has been invited to run for political office in the post- Muammar Gadhafi era.

Raphael Luzon told the Jerusalem Post Tuesday, a day after the fall of the Libyan capital Tripoli to rebel forces, that opposition leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil has invited him to return to Libya and run in free elections.

Jalil is a former Libyan justice minister and now chairman of the rebel council in Benghazi.

WaPo blockbuster: US secretly supporting Syrian opposition

A blockbuster story at the Washington Post this morning: turns out the U.S. government has “secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables.”

Jewish lawmaker has novel idea: pay as you go war

 A Jewish lawmaker has a novel response to all those politicians in both parties  who want the United States to go to war at the drop of a hat – but who also think government spending and the national debt are out of control.

Obama's Libya speech: will we finally hear coherent foreign policy?

This morning I almost choked on my coffee when I read this  JTA headline:  “Clinton: U.S. Not Ready to Intervene in Syria.”

Seriously, is there anybody out there suggesting a U.S.-led no-fly zone over Syria to stop Bashar Assad from killing the protesters who are sick of his family's autocratic rule, or maybe U.S. ground troops?

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