Bin Laden

Jewish groups praise 'extraordinary' moment of Bin Laden capture

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

Jewish groups have congratulated the United States government for its "relentless pursuit of Osama bin Laden".

The American Jewish Committee expressed its "heartfelt admiration and appreciation” following President Obama’s announcement that the al-Qaida leader had been killed in Pakistan, almost ten years after the September 11 attacks.

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Jewish student leader on Bin Laden death

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011
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Listen to UJS chair Alex Dwek (in New York) speaking about the news of Osama bin Laden's death and the reaction around Manhattan.

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Palestinians divided on Bin Laden death

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

The Palestinian Authority has hailed the killing of Osama bin Laden as a step towards overcoming the violent tactics of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

However, the comments by PA spokesman Ghassan Khatib came as jihadist groups vowed revenge for the death of their leader.

Mr Khatib said: "Getting rid of bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide.

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Benjamin Netanyahu on Bin Laden 'victory'

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011
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Israel's Prime Minister reacts to the news of the al-Qaida leader's death/

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George Galloway Bin Laden video a fabrication

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

A hoax video has been posted on YouTube claiming that George Galloway described the death of Osama bin Laden as illegitimate.

The video, based on old footage about a different matter, was posted this morning and circulated around the internet and on Twitter.

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Bin Laden supporters pledge to continue jihad

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

Followers of Osama bin Laden have called for revenge against the United States just hours after President Barack Obama announced the terrorist leader had been killed.

On extremist websites people prayed that the al-Qaida leader was still alive and said his message of jihad would "never die".

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President Obama announces death of Osama bin Laden

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011
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President Barack Obama reveals the capture of the terrorist leader, almost a decade after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington.

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Israel praises US for Bin Laden death

May 2, 2011

Israeli leaders have been speaking about the significance of President Barack Obama’s announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed by US forces.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a "resounding triumph for justice, freedom and the values shared by all democratic nations fighting shoulder to shoulder in determination against terrorism".

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On this day: Bin Laden declares jihad

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2011

Long before the September 11 attacks on the United States, Osama bin Laden had made himself known as a terror threat. In 1996 he declared that Muslims should raise jihad against the west, and two years later he outlined his belief that killing “Jews and crusaders” was an "individual duty for every Muslim".

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