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  • Death of young fighters congeals Libyan resolve vs. ISIS

    March 23, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This story originally appeared themedialine.org.

    Lined up next to each other in front of the central mosque in the city of Misrata, ten coffins, two of them covered by the flag of the new Libya, marked the end of a long negotiation. “ISIS [The Islamic State] is on our doorstep...

  • U.S. calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    May 29, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    The U.S. State Department called on Lebanon's Hezbollah militia on Wednesday to withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately, saying their involvement on the side of President Bashar al-Assad signaled a dangerous broadening of the war.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki...

  • Egyptian admits involvement with anti-Islam film, Jewish connection seems unlikely

    September 13, 2012 | 9:46 am

    He’s not a Jew.

    At least, that’s the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. 

    The filmmaker...

  • Death of a Tyrant: Gadhafi’s opponents and those who chose passivity

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 24, 2011 | 11:04 am

    When I led public protests in the summer of 2009 against the arrival of Moammar Gadhafi to Englewood, New Jersey, that ultimately pushed him out of our town, friends called me concerned that I would be found in a shallow ditch somewhere, a victim of Gadhafi’s global terror...

  • Libyan exile says he was driven from synagogue site

    October 3, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue said he was forced to leave the site.

    David Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was ousted in a rebellion, was warned Monday to leave the Dar al-Bishi synagogue...

  • Libyan exile launches effort to restore Tripoli synagogue

    October 2, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi began digging out Tripoli’s main synagogue in an attempt to restore the building.

    Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was ousted in a rebellion, on Sunday began the work of surveying the damage to the...

  • 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...

  • New round of coalition strikes in Tripoli, Libya state TV says

    March 21, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    Libya state TV said a new round of strikes had begun in the capital, Tripoli, marking the third night of bombardment by the Western coalition.

    Libya’s rebels scrambled to try to exploit international strikes on Muammar Gadhafi’s forces and go on the offensive, as some of the...

  • Libya security forces on guard as anti-government protests break out in Tripoli

    March 4, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Several hundred opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi spilled out of a mosque in the capital after prayers on Friday and started chanting: “Gadhafi is the enemy of God!”

    Initially there was no sign of any security presence at the protest but pro-Gadhafi militias armed with...

  • Gadhafi vows to triumph over his enemies

    February 25, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Friday vowed defiantly to triumph over his enemies, urging his supporters in Tripoli’s Green Square to protect Libya and its petroleum interests.

    In a show of strength that he still had control over the capital Gadhafi addressed cheering supporters...