In the last few days there has been a steady stream of news reports saying that an Israeli Jew claimed responsibility for the incendiary anti-Moslem movie said to have touched off rioting in several Arab nations.
Al-Qaida released a new videotape of kidnapped American hostage Warren Weinstein in which he begs President Obama to save his life.
"My life is in your hands, Mr. President," Weinstein, 70, a former Peace Corps and USAID official, said on the video posted Sunday on Islamist websites. "If you accept the demands, I live. If you don't accept the demands, then I die. It's important that you accept the demands and act quickly and don't delay."