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  • August 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2012 | 1:21 am

    In-depth

    An Autumn Abyss?

    As the Middle East marches closer to war, all sides must consider the long-term fallout from their actions, writes Joschka Fischer for Project Syndicate.

     

    Everywhere there is talk of a “military option,” which means air strikes. But, while...

  • 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...

  • 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....

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  • 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.

  • There’s something about winning

    By David Suissa

    May 3, 2011 | 7:06 pm

    I’ll never forget sitting with a group of intellectuals several years ago, at the height of the messy war in Iraq, and discussing why President Bush and America had fallen so low in the esteem of the world. One great mind after another offered sophisticated analyses. My head was...

  • 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,...

  • U.S.: Bin Laden was not armed during assault on compound

    May 3, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was not armed when U.S. special forces stormed his compound in Pakistan but he did resist before he was shot, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

    Carney said also that the White House is evaluating the possibility of releasing photos of...

  • 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...

  • U.S. believes it can now destroy al-Qaida after killing bin Laden

    May 3, 2011 | 11:33 am

    The United States will aim to destroy al-Qaida’s central organization now that its leader Osama bin Laden has been killed and its capabilities degraded by U.S. operations, a top White House adviser said on Tuesday.

    Since the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, al-Qaida has...

  • Rabbis measure response to Bin Laden’s death

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    As details of the special operation that took out Osama bin Laden continue to unfold, rabbis in Los Angeles are pulling from biblical verses, Jewish traditions and their own gut reactions to help formulate an appropriate Jewish response to the news.

    Early Monday morning, Rabbi...

  • U.S. had no choice but to kill bin Laden, says U.S. defense official

    May 2, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    The United States has no choice but to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan, President Barack Obama’s top counter terrorism adviser said Monday.

    “We certainly were preparing to the possibility to capture him. If we had an opportunity to...

  • Standing at the White House following news that Osama bin Laden was killed

    May 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Back at the hotel after a moving video celebrating 50 years of the Religious Action Center and an inspiring speech by Vice President Al Gore, news broke that U.S. Forces had killed Osama bin Laden. We paused briefly to digest the information and to watch CNN. Suddenly our congregants...

  • Hamas slams killing of ‘holy warrior’ Osama bin Laden

    May 2, 2011 | 11:45 am

    The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”

    “We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh,...

  • Osama Bin Laden Dead

    May 1, 2011 | 9:21 pm

    Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by U.S. authorities, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

    U.S. President Barack Obama was to make the dramatic announcement shortly in a hastily called, late-night appearance at the White House.

    he al-Qaida leader was killed at a...