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  • Analysis: Syria’s Assad seen ignoring Gadhafi’s fate

    November 21, 2011 | 11:42 am

    The chilling spectacle of Muammar Gadhafi’s brutal end last month and the capture of his son Saif Islam this week, far from deterring Bashar Assad, seem to have energized him into redoubling his efforts to crush Syria’s eight-month rebellion.

    As the Arab League intensified Assad’s...

  • Israel rushes airliner defenses as Libya leaks SAMs

    November 11, 2011 | 8:11 am

    Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms.

    Jets flown by El Al and two other Israeli carriers are being equipped with a locally made...

  • The Muslim world is out of control

    October 28, 2011 | 9:07 pm

    The Muslim world is out of control. And that’s a good thing.

    The control of ruthless dictators has declined markedly in less than a single year. Two brutal despots, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, are gone for good, and while it will take time for...

  • Gadhafi and the Jews

    October 26, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Now it can be told: For the last decade or so, the Jews had secret back channels to Muammar Gadhafi.

    What led the pro-Israel community into a careful relationship with Gadhafi 10 years ago were considerations of U.S. national interests, Israel’s security needs and the claims of...

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  • Opinion: Is Assad next?

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    October 25, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Bashar Assad must have felt a chill when he saw the pictures of Muamar GadHafi’s final moments and knowing that Syrian crowds were chanting, “Assad is next.”

    There are differences between the uprisings in Libya and Syria, but the outcome will be the same: one more tyrant...

  • The unseen body of Bin Laden, the all too seen body of Gadhafi

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    October 24, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    Last May when the US government captured and executed Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama took significant criticism for its decision not to show the body of the slain Al Quaeda leaders. Seeing what we have seen over the past several days with the pictures of slain Libyan leader...

  • Death of a Tyrant: Gadhafi’s opponents and those who chose passivity

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 24, 2011 | 11:04 am

    When I led public protests in the summer of 2009 against the arrival of Moammar Gadhafi to Englewood, New Jersey, that ultimately pushed him out of our town, friends called me concerned that I would be found in a shallow ditch somewhere, a victim of Gadhafi’s global terror...

  • UN rights office urges inquiry into Gadhafi death

    October 21, 2011 | 9:56 am

    The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for a full investigation into the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and voiced concerns that he may have been executed.

    Images filmed on mobile phones before and after Gadhafi’s death showed him wounded and bloodied but...

  • You spell Kadafi, I spell Gaddafi

    By JewishJournal

    October 20, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    It seems like almost every publication has a different spelling for the late Libyan dictator’s name.  Here are the top 10 spellings and the publications who use them.

    1)  Gaddafi (Reuters, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Jerusalem Post, Wikipedia)

    2)  Gadhafi (CNN, ABC News,...

  • Obama: Gadhafi death is warning to iron-fist rulers [VIDEO]

    October 20, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    [UPDATE] See video below.

    President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gadhafi’s death as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule “inevitably comes to an end” and as vindication for his cautious U.S. strategy on Libya.

    Obama joined U.S. politicians...

  • Obama respond to Gadhafi death

    October 20, 2011 | 11:48 am

    [UPDATE] President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States would be a partner to Libya following the death of Muammar Gadhafi and said the NATO mission in the North African country would “soon come to an end.”

    “This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people...

  • German Chancellor: Libya can make fresh start after Gadhafi death

    October 20, 2011 | 11:36 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Libya was now free to make a fresh start and begin peaceful democratic reforms after the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

    “This brings to an end a bloody war that Gaddafi waged against his own people. The path is now finally clear for a...

  • Gadhafi killed as Libya’s revolt claims hometown

    October 20, 2011 | 10:03 am

    Former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said.

    His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most...

  • Opinion: Don’t confuse Assad and Gadhafi

    August 31, 2011 | 10:44 am

    Think kiwis and kumquats. While it is true that they are both fruits, the similarities between them end right about there. So, too, the similarities between Libya and Syria.

    There are no significant parallels that can be extrapolated from the overthrow in Libya to the unrest and...

  • Syrian protesters chant “Bye Gadhafi, Bashar next”

    August 25, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Syrian protesters chanted “Bye, bye Gadhafi, Bashar your turn is coming” overnight, but President Bashar al-Assad showed few signs of cracking after months of demonstrations and his forces raided an eastern tribal region again on Thursday.

    The new chant, inspired by the apparent...

  • Pentagon: Rebels control most of Tripoli, Gadhafi in Libya

    August 23, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Libyan rebels appeared to be in control of most of Tripoli, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, adding that it was sticking to its assessment that leader Muammar Gadhafi had not left the country.

    Calling the situation fluid, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said that Gadhafi’s forces...

  • Rebels seize rifles from armory in Gaddafi compound

    August 23, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Hundreds of rebel fighters on Tuesday looted an armory in part of the compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi that they had overrun, seizing new sniper rifles in plastic cases, a Reuters witness said.

    One fighter, in jubilant mood, shouted “It is over, Gadhafi is finished!”...

  • Obama urges Gadhafi loyalists to lay down arms

    August 22, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    President Barack Obama urged Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to end the bloodshed in Libya as pockets of his loyalist forces engaged in fierce fighting against advancing rebels.

    Reminding the United States that Gadhafi had “murdered scores of American citizens,” Obama interrupted his...

  • U.N. chief: Gadhafi forces must end fighting in Libya

    August 22, 2011 | 10:49 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to stop fighting and allow a peaceful transition of power in the oil-producing North African state.

    “It is crucial now for the conflict to end with no further loss of life and...

  • Libya: Gadhafi’s son killed in NATO airstrike on Tripoli compound

    April 30, 2011 | 7:53 pm

    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli, but his youngest son and three grandchildren under the age of 12 were killed, a government spokesman said.

    The strike, which came hours after Gadhafi called for a cease-fire and negotiations in what rebels...

  • International Criminal Court: Gadhafi planned civilian killings

    April 5, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    The International Criminal Court has evidence Muammar Gadhafi’s government planned to put down protests by killing civilians before the uprising in Libya broke out, the ICC’s prosecutor said on Tuesday.

    The peaceful protests that erupted on Feb. 15 descended into civil war as...

  • Gilad: Israel faces isolation ‘no less severe than war’

    April 4, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    The chief of Israel’s diplomatic-security bureau warned this week that Israel faced an isolation “no less severe than war” should the United Nations recognize Palestine as an independent state this September.

    In remarks carried by Channel 10, General (res.) Amos Gilad said behind...

  • U.S. official: Obama authorized covert support for Libya rebels

    March 30, 2011 | 2:49 pm

    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

    Obama signed the order, known as a presidential “finding”, within the last two...

  • Obama: Gadhafi "needs to go" [VIDEO]

    March 21, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    United States President Barack Obama said on Monday that the U.S. policy on Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is that he “needs to go.”

    Speaking at a news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Obama said the military objective in Libya is to guard civilians from attacks by Gadhafi, not oust him from power.

    Obama also added that the U.S. expects to transfer the lead military role in Libya to other allies in a matter of days.

    Video courtesy of AP.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Libya army declares immediate ceasefire as Western powers continue air strikes

    March 20, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    The Libyan armed forces have issued a command to all units to observe an immediate ceasefire, a Libyan army spokesman told a news conference on Sunday.

    “The Libyan armed forces ... have issued a command to all military units to safeguard an immediate ceasefire from 9 p.m. this...

  • U.S. warns Libya over possible military action [VIDEO]

    March 18, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    United States President Barak Obama condemned embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi Friday, warning that the U.S. will take military action if Gadhafi does not comply with the terms iterated in the UN Security Council resolution passed Thursday.

    The U.S. president called on...

  • Libya declares cease-fire in wake of UN vote to intervene [VIDEO]

    March 18, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa annouces a cease-fire.

    Libya declared a ceasefire in the country and will comply with a United Nations resolution passed overnight, Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said on Friday. The conciliatory message was in sharp contrast to comments...

  • UN Security Council authorizes no-fly zone over Libya

    March 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to authorize a no-fly zone over Libya and “all necessary measures” - code for military action - to protect civilians against leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

    Ten of the council’s 15 member states voted in favor of the resolution, with...

  • U.S.: Gadhafi could return to ‘terrorism and violent extremism’

    March 17, 2011 | 11:45 am

    The United States is concerned that Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi could return to terrorism and violent extremism if he succeeds in the battle against insurgents, Undersecretary of State William Burns said on Thursday.

    “If Gadhafi is successful, you also face a number of other...

  • Syria eyes Libya seat on human rights council

    March 10, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Syria is seeking to replace Libya on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Libya was suspended from the 47-nation body on March 1, the first time a country has been suspended since the council was founded in 2006.

    Syria, led by President Bashar Assad, declared Wednesday that it...

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