Bin Laden

Binladen bridge could spark war

By John R Bradley, February 1, 2013

It has long been held that during the coming decades, competition for ever-diminishing water supplies would be the main trigger for regional wars in the Middle East. However, a proposed 30 mile-long bridge linking Saudi Arabia and Egypt, is a likely cause for more imminent military confrontation.

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Manchester jihadists who recruited police jailed

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 13, 2011

Jihadists from Manchester who wanted to kill Jews, used anti-Israel films to recruit terrorists and organised support for a Gaza aid convoy have been jailed.

Munir Farooqi, Israr Malik and Matthew Newton, who received sentences of between six years and life imprisonment at Manchester Crown Court last Friday, were snared when they unwittingly recruited policemen for terrorism in Afghanistan.

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Why jihadism will not die with bin Laden

By Jason Burke, May 12, 2011

We are now nearly two weeks into the post-bin Laden era of Islamic militancy. It is too early to know for certain what form this new phase will take. But we can already make an educated guess.

The death of bin Laden affects the three main elements - the hardcore leadership, the various affiliated groups and the ideology - that make up the al Qaida phenomenon.

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After bin Laden, Iran's Khamenei biggest threat

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

With Osama bin Laden dead, Iran's supreme leader is the biggest threat to global security, Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview today.

The Israeli Prime Minister told CNN that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was more of a threat than Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Assassination will not alter our tactics, say Shin Bet

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 5, 2011

Senior Israeli officials said this week that they do not believe the killing of Osama bin Laden will have a noticeable effect on the security situation in the region.

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It's not Jewish to celebrate this: just give thanks

By Shmuley Boteach, May 5, 2011

Just after hearing that the United States military had killed Osama bin Laden, I quickly tweeted congratulations to President Barack Obama, the American military, and the American people for having neutralised this monster.

I added a second tweet that quoted the Bible: "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles." (Proverbs 24:17)

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Israel is condemned when it kills terrorists

By Robin Shepherd, May 5, 2011

So it was "kill", not "capture". Fair enough. If someone openly expresses their aim of destroying your country and proves their point by slaughtering as many of your civilians as possible, they're clearly an enemy combatant.

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High priest of Jew-hate is gone, but not his ideas

By Winston Pickett, May 5, 2011

For all the avalanche of analyses and op-eds since the death of Osama bin Laden, it is essential to remember one thing: antisemitism was at the core of his hatred - and remains the basis of the al Qaida ideology.
Most commentators seek to portray bin Laden as universally hateful - an enemy of Western civilization. But this "universal" also hides a specific truth.

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Fatah armed wing: Bin Laden killing 'treacherous'

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2011

The military wing of Fatah has denounced the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as treacherous, a catastrophe and the work of heretics.

In a statement obtained by research institute Palestinian Media Watch, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades said that if bin Laden had died it was as a martyr on "the path of victory".

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Israel: Abbas should 'choose peace' not Hamas

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2011

Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to call off the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and terrorist organisation Hamas.

The deal is to be celebrated at a Cairo ceremony tomorrow, paving away for a unity government and elections.

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