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  • Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, his protocol chief says

    July 16, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Muammar Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader’s chief of protocol told an Arabic newspaper.

    Nuri al-Samara told the daily Al-Hayat that Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the Israeli daily Maariv reported on its NRG news website. At 18 she married a Muslim man and converted,...

  • June 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:39 am


    The Netanyahu Paradox

    David Margolick of Vanity Fair profiles the Israeli prime minister, meeting ‎Netanyahu in Jerusalem – and hearing from his supporters and detractors too. ‎

    The Iranian threat has made Bibi even more politically formidable: a supreme ‎leader...

  • 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...

  • Gadhafi son Khamis, spy chief believed dead, rebels say

    August 29, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    Libyan rebels are almost certain that Muammar Gadhafi’s son Khamis and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi have been killed during fighting with their units, the top rebel military spokesman said on Monday.

    If true, their deaths would mark the highest-profile casualties on...

  • 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...

  • Bringing Gadhafi’s western collaborators to justice

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 24, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    The 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 can rest easier now that their murderer has been toppled from power. And even as the world searches for Gadhafi’s whereabouts, a day of reckoning must arrive for all the Westerners who supported him and kept him in power.

    For decades, the world...

  • After Gadhafi’s fall in Libya, is Syria’s Assad next?

    August 23, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    He was the Arab world’s most quixotic leader.

    During the Reagan era, he was Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Later, after his apparent cooperation in dismantling nonconventional weapons, he became an ally to President George W. Bush’s administration in the war on...

  • Gadhafi on the run as rebels fight in Tripoli

    August 22, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Remnants of forces still loyal to Muammar Gadhafi staged a desperate stand in Tripoli on Tuesday as rebels fought their way into the capital, but the whereabouts of the veteran leader was a mystery.

    World leaders urged Gadhafi, 69, to surrender to prevent more bloodshed and appealed...

  • 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...

  • Gadhafi: "We will show no mercy and no pity to them"

    March 17, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    Muammar Gadhafi told Libyan rebels on Thursday his armed forces were coming to their capital Benghazi tonight and would not show any mercy to fighters who resisted them.

    In a radio address, he told Benghazi residents that soldiers would search every house in the city and people who had no arms had no reason to fear.

    “It’s over ... We are coming tonight,” he said. “You will come out from inside. Prepare yourselves from tonight. We will find you in your closets.”

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Peres: Libya’s Gadhafi should be ‘thrown in the trash’

    March 10, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Beleaguered Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi belongs in the trash, President Shimon Peres said during an address to a student association in Jerusalem.

    Referring to recent unrest in Libya, as pro-Gadhafi forces and rebels seeking to depose the long-time leader engage in what could be a...

  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 8, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, all...

  • U.N. human rights chief Pillay must be held accountable

    March 8, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Libyan human rights violations—and by apologists for Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi occupying key U.N....

  • Report: Rebels reject Gadhafi’s offer for deal to step down

    March 7, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down.

    Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an “honorable” exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.

    According to the report, Gadhafi wanted guarantees of personal safety for him and his family as well as a pledge that they not be put on trial.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.