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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Libyan Jewish exile to leave country

    October 10, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue will leave the country following angry protests.

    David Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi was ousted in a rebellion, agreed Sunday to return to Rome on a military...

  • Libyan exile says he was driven from synagogue site

    October 3, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue said he was forced to leave the site.

    David Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was ousted in a rebellion, was warned Monday to leave the Dar al-Bishi synagogue...

  • Libyan exile launches effort to restore Tripoli synagogue

    October 2, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi began digging out Tripoli’s main synagogue in an attempt to restore the building.

    Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was ousted in a rebellion, on Sunday began the work of surveying the damage to the...

  • Concern grows over militant activity in Libya

    September 30, 2011 | 11:34 am

    As the dust settles after six months of fighting in Libya, U.S. officials are stepping up efforts to identify Islamic militants who might pose a threat in a post-Gadhafi power vacuum.

    U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence agencies have recently produced classified papers examining...

  • A timely story of oil, its future and political impact

    September 16, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    Tension in the Middle East encompasses lots more than the security of Israel’s borders. That tension is also linked inextricably to oil production and consumption within Israel and its Arab neighboring nations. Every self-proclaimed energy expert knows that, and Daniel Yergin is...

  • Opinion: Israelis watch ‘Arab Spring,’ with fingers crossed

    September 2, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Since Dec. 18, 2010, when the first rebellion in the Middle East erupted in Tunisia — causing a chain reaction called the Arab Spring — Israelis were following the unfolding events with perplexity. Watching the masses in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria chanting “The...

  • 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...

  • Cartoon: Libyaration

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 31, 2011 | 10:30 am

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  • Israel says Gaza gets anti-plane arms from Libya

    August 29, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.

    While the rebellion against Muammar Gadhafi has stirred concern abroad about...

  • 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...

  • Libyan-Jewish leader may run in free elections

    August 23, 2011 | 10:58 am

    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...

  • 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...

  • Protesting in the U.S.A. - A waste of time?

    By Julia Bendis

    May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue.  Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...

  • 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...

  • U.S. official: Obama to give Libya rebels $25m in non-military aid

    April 20, 2011 | 11:50 am

    U.S. officials say the Obama administration has decided to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-military assistance after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions.

    The officials said Wednesday that Congress was briefed on the plan on Tuesday.

    They said the...

  • Pressure Iran, Netanyahu tells Merkel

    April 7, 2011 | 10:11 am

    World leaders should pressure Iran just as they do other countries with emerging democratic movements, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Berlin.

    Netanyahu met Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in talks described by the two leaders as friendly,...

  • Netanyahu calls allegations of improper funding ‘baseless slander’ [VIDEO]

    March 30, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called allegations that some of his travels outside the country were funded by private businessmen part of an “orchestrated and organized slander campaign” against him.

    The remarks, in which Netanyahu responded publicly for the first...

  • 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, Libya and the Holocaust

    March 30, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    President Obama and his supporters have defended U.S. military action in Libya by invoking America’s failure to respond to mass murder in Rwanda, Bosnia and even the Holocaust. Do those experiences indeed offer useful lessons for the current crisis?

    In his national address on...

  • President Obama speaks on Libya [RECORDED VIDEO]

    March 28, 2011 | 5:22 pm

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    Video courtesy of MSNBC.

  • When Syria falls

    By Rob Eshman

    March 23, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    The writer Leon Wieseltier opened his keynote address at the Daniel Pearl Memorial lecture at UCLA last month with a telling joke.

    “For 50 years, nothing ever changed in the Middle East,” he said, “until the minute I sat down to write this speech.”

    How true. Monarchs and...

  • New round of coalition strikes in Tripoli, Libya state TV says

    March 21, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    Libya state TV said a new round of strikes had begun in the capital, Tripoli, marking the third night of bombardment by the Western coalition.

    Libya’s rebels scrambled to try to exploit international strikes on Muammar Gadhafi’s forces and go on the offensive, as some of the...

  • 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.

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