Muammar Gadhafi

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.

Gadhafi Was Ready to Work with Diaspora Libyan Jews, Expat Says

02/21/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The uprising in Libya has come at a time when Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi seemed willing to address some of the former Libyan Jewish community's grievances.

In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, Raphael Luzon, chairman of the Jewish Libyan Diaspora in Britain, said he had met twice with Gadhafi, who said he was willing to give a proper burial to Jews buried in common graves and to come to a settlement over Jewish money left in the country. Gadhafi also approved a meeting between Jews and Muslims in Tripoli, Luzon told the newspaper.

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