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  • Right Goal—Wrong Strategy

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 10, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a press conference last week, the day after President Obama’s announcement of Osama bin Laden’s dispatch. The briefing seemed to deliver a hopeful message: Now that bin Laden is dead, perhaps there will be the “dawn of a new era”...

  • Bin Laden killing echoes Israeli style

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    Israel may have been forged 63 years ago this week in a crucible of conventional war, but it has faced a slew of enemies in the decades since who have tried to weaken, destroy or demoralize it by unconventional means.  Hijackings, suicide bombers—before they played in Iraq or...

  • Did U.S. use lessons from Israel’s Entebbe raid to prep for bin Laden killing?

    May 9, 2011 | 10:46 am

    In the mid-1990s, William McRaven, then a U.S. Navy SEAL, wrote a book about commando operations. Entitled “Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice” (Presidio Press), the book featured six case studies. One chapter was devoted to Entebbe, beginning...

  • Al-Qaida confirms death of Osama bin Laden

    May 6, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Al-Qaida has issued its first confirmation of Osama bin Laden’s death in an Internet statement posted on militant websites, dispelling doubts and conspiracy theories that the Islamist leader did not actually die.

    Friday’s statement by the terror network says “holy warrior” bin...

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  • The Osama postmortem

    May 5, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Evaluating the responses to the US action against Osama bin Laden is an important element in understanding who the West’s true enemies really are.

    There have been four significant voices speaking out against the killing of bin Laden.

    The most obvious voice is that of the Taliban....

  • Jon Stewart on the bin Laden photo debate

    May 5, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

  • Senior Pakistan official: U.S. shot bin Laden in cold blood

    May 5, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in “cold blood,” fuelling a global controversy and straining a vital relationship Washington was trying to repair on Thursday.

    And Pakistan’s army, in its first comment since Monday’s raid, threatened to halt cooperation with its military sponsor if it repeated what it called a violation of sovereignty.

    But U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington was still anxious to maintain its alliance with Islamabad.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • How should Jews respond to bin Laden's death?

    May 5, 2011 | 10:39 am

    When the news of Osama bin Laden’s death at U.S. hands hit the airwaves Sunday, America breathed a collective sigh of relief. Spontaneous celebrations broke out in front of the White House, as crowds gathered to wave the Stars and Stripes and chant their delight.

    But how should...

  • Obama decides not to release photos of bin Laden’s body

    May 4, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. television networks said on Wednesday.

    “We discussed this internally, did DNA sampling. It was important for us the photos won’t become a propaganda tool,” Obama said, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

    “We don’t use this staff as a trophy that’s not who we are. Given the graphic nature of these pictures, it could be used for incitement members of my national security team agreed,” he said.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Hideout of Osama bin Laden

    May 3, 2011 | 4:22 pm


    Hideout of Osama bin Laden, the location of his death, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

  • State slams Hamas mourning of bin Laden

    May 3, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The Obama administration slammed as “outrageous” Hamas’ condemnation of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    “It goes without saying bin Laden was a murderer and a terrorist,” Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman told reporters. “He ordered the killings of thousands of innocent men,...

  • CIA director: U.S. was concerned Pakistan may ‘alert targets’ before bin Laden operation

    May 3, 2011 | 11:33 am

    U.S. officials were concerned that Pakistan could jeopardize the Osama bin Laden operation and “might alert the targets,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Tuesday.

    Meanwhile Pakistan’s president denied on Tuesday that his government may have sheltered a bin Laden but admitted that...

  • Saving by remembering, first impression

    August 28, 2008 | 12:30 am

    Saving by Remembering

    A little more than a month ago, Rabbi Levi Meier, died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer ("Rabbi Levi Meier, Whose Pulpit Was Hospital Rooms, Dies at 62,"). He was a man who cut a broad swath through the Los Angeles Jewish community, as captured by...
  • Torture: What did we know, and when did we know it?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 27, 2008 | 7:19 pm


    “After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes.  The only question that remains to be answered is whether those...

  • Pakistan Daily: Osama is Jewish and Al-Qaeda is a Jewish front

    By The Web Guy

    June 5, 2008 | 1:17 am

    There are conspiracy theorists and paranoid wack jobs that claim all sorts of things about the so-called ‘Elders of Zion’ and an alleged 9/11 coverup  but an ‘essay’ on a Pakistani Web site takes this dreck to a new level.

    An unsigned news article from The Pakistan Daily claims that...

  • The Pope is cool; Network Solutions, not so much

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 23, 2008 | 6:22 pm


    As Osama al-Nabi threatens the Pope, Benedict XVI steps up and baptizes Italy’s most prominent Muslim in special Easter ceremonies despite the threats.

    As the same death-worshipping mobs threaten mayhem because of a Danish movie no one has seen, the film’s Web hosting company takes...

  • Top Ten Ways to tell if Al-Qaeda has vandalized this Web site

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 2, 2007 | 3:28 pm

    Debka.com, an Israeli site that tracks intelligence news, claims the cowardly pigs of Al-Qaeda are about to launch a cyber jihad:

    On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s [sic] electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day...

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