Libyan Jew's MP grandson attacks LSE over Gaddafi links

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

The MP who called for the London School of Economics' links with the Libyan regime to be investigated said the university had "lost its moral compass".

A new report into LSE's conduct over donations from Libya says the contacts carried "a significant degree of risk", which would never have been exposed had former dictator Colonel Gaddafi not been toppled.


Conspiracy of nonsense on Libya

By Daniel Finkelstein, November 28, 2011

I had just finished reading a book by the sociologist Duncan Watts when I heard over the weekend that Saif Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan leader, had been captured and arrested. The book was called Everything Is Obvious When You Know the Answer.


New push to strip Saif Gaddafi of his PhD

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Campaigners have renewed demands for the London School of Economics to strip Saif al-Islam Gaddafi of his PhD, in the wake of his arrest in Libya.

Conservative MP Robert Halfon, who has campaigned for universities to reveal their links to the former Libyan regime, said it was now "vital the LSE comes clean about the relationship with Gaddafi."

He added: "Those LSE members who fêted Saif Gad


Meet Colonel Gadaffi's Jewish pen-pal

By Jennifer Lipman, October 31, 2011

A Jewish florist from New York has recalled his lengthy correspondence with his "pen-pal" Colonel Gaddafi.

Octogenarian Louis Schlamowitz has spent decades writing to a host of leaders and despots, from President Harry Truman to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini.


Even after Gaddafi, no hope of a Jewish future

By Lyn Julius, October 28, 2011

Two days after Yom Kippur, a man called David Gerbi was bundled out of Tripoli in a military plane. Was any hope that post-Gaddafi Libya could become a tolerant and pluralistic society flown out with him?


Libyan Jew David Gerbi on his return to Tripoli

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

David Gerbi, who went into exile in Italy after the arrival of the Gadaffi regime in his birthplace, speaks about his experiences returning. Mr Gerbi was the target of anti-Israel protesters when he attempted to restore Tripoli's synagogue.


Tripoli protesters: 'No place for Jews in Libya'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 10, 2011

An exiled Libyan Jew who was forced out of Tripoli last week for attempting to repair the ancient synagogue has been targeted by anti-Israel protesters.


Libyan Jew stopped from restoring Tripoli synagogue

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2011

The fall of Colonel Gaddafi's regime in Libya earlier this year gave exiled Jew David Gerbi hope that he could restore lost traces of Jewish life in the country.


Lockerbie: time for us to reveal the true culprits

By David Wolchover, September 27, 2011

The Arab Spring may have heightened tensions between Egypt and Israel but, on the upside, it also achieved Colonel Gaddafi's overthrow.


Editor denies payments

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

London Arab journalist Abdel Bari Atwan has been accused by the Libyan transitional government of receiving monthly payments from the Colonel Gaddafi regime.

Libyan opposition leaders have distributed intelligence documents, claiming a number of Arab journalists received payments from Colonel Gaddafi's administration, allegedly including Mr Atwan.