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  • 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....

  • Jon Stewart on the bin Laden photo debate

    May 5, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

  • 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...

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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...