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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.

  • Abbas yes, Hamas no

    May 4, 2011 | 10:41 am

    As someone who wants the world to pressure Israel into ending the occupation, who hopes the UN recognizes Palestine in September, and who roots for Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, I say their agreement Wednesday to form a unity government with Hamas was a blunder....

  • As ye sow

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 3, 2011 | 7:13 pm


  • 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...

  • Our friend Pakistan and other mental pretzels

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 2, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    On the same day that Americans are test-driving the idea that Osama bin Laden lived on the outskirts of Pakistan’s West Point, undetected, for six years, Orly Taitz goes to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to prove that President Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a forgery....

  • 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...

  • U.S. officials: DNA evidence proves Osama bin Laden is dead

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 2, 2011 | 11:41 am

    DNA evidence has proven with 99.9 percent confidence that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead, two officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday.

    The officials did not immediately say where or how the testing was done but the test explains why Obama was...

  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • Netanyahu: Killing of bin Laden is ‘resounding victory for justice’

    May 2, 2011 | 10:02 am

    Israeli officials lauded a Monday statement by U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Israel shared the “joy of the American people.

    “Obama issued a statement just before midnight on...

  • Osama Bin Laden is Dead - 2,819 Souls May Now Rest in Peace

    By Ilana Angel

    May 2, 2011 | 8:01 am

    Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  We can take comfort in knowing the man behind the tradegy of 9/11 is gone, but let’s please also take a moment to remember the souls lost on 9/11.  May they now be able to rest in peace.  2,819 People were killed. 343 were NYC firefighters and...

  • Religious POVs: Maher or Spurlock?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Morgan Spurlock is a genius. Sure, his shtick is shlocky. And, yeah, he might be reusing the formula he created for “Super Size Me.” But his film last year, “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden,” is an insightful look at just how vile religious extremism is. In essence, the film,...

  • New York ballot lists ‘Barack Osama’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 2:14 pm

    I missed this story at the end of last week, but Stephen Colbert picked up on it last night (at the end of the above clip):

    Who is running for president? In an upstate New York county, hundreds of voters have been sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for “Barack Osama.”...

  • Fox News compares Obama and Osama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 27, 2008 | 6:41 pm

    Playing word games with the Obama-Biden ticket and Osama bin Laden. Has it really come to this for Fox News?

    Considering a report that bin Laden is a covert Jew, maybe this is just what Obama needs to finally solve his Jewish problem.

    Thanks for the link, VideoJew. I, however, didn’t actually see this clip, which is possibly a fake. Can someone authenticate?

  • Bin Laden the Jew and ‘Protocols’ of al Qaeda

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 14, 2008 | 12:01 am

    It appears the Zionist global conspiracy, responsible for most of what’s wrong in this world, is more widespread than previously thought. Jews have such a stranglehold on world domination that they’ve recruited Osama bin Laden to do their bidding. In fact, the most-wanted terrorist in the world, who we’ve been so unable to locate, was a pretty easy get: According to the Pakistan Daily, bin Laden is the most crypto-crypto-Jew of all time and al Qaeda is a Jewish front.

    Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

  • Spurlock embarks on a cinematic quest for Osama

    By Pat Sierchio

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When writer/director Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") discovered he was going to become a father two years ago, he was concerned about the tumultuous state of the world into which his child was being born. Spurlock's wish was to give his child a safer and more harmonious place to...
  • Islamofascism and the GOP

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Republicans are now telling us that America (and Israel) face a mortal threat from "global Islamofascism." Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Vt.) has been blasting Democrats for not "recognizing" this threat. Get used to it, because this is going to be the frame for the Republican presidential...
  • Sept. 11 Report: Israel Was a Target

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Qaeda was planning terrorist attacks against Israeli and American Jewish sites.

    That, at least, is one conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, which was released Thursday.

    The report shows that American intelligence agencies received signals...

  • Back to School

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A college instructor in Orange County will return to his teaching position later this month after he was barred from campus over a confrontation with Muslim students in his class.

    The four-month-long suspension of political science instructor Ken Hearlson from his position at Orange...

  • Crossing the Line

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Reluctant at first to pronounce outright support for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, extreme right-wing, militia and neo-Nazi groups within the United States entered the post-Sept. 11 period blaming Jews and Israel for the attacks on New York and Washington.

    In recent weeks, however,...

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