Libya

Claims Al Quds editor 'paid' by Gaddafi regime

By Jessica Elgot, September 16, 2011

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

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Rebels plan to restore Jewish Libya

By Nathan Jeffay, September 8, 2011

For Libyan rebel David Gerbi, thought to be the only Jew in the war-torn country, the last fortnight has been like a journey in a time machine.

The once-numerous Jewish community of Libya left in two waves: amid attacks on the establishment of the state of Israel and amid more violence during and after the Six-Day War of 1967.

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Analysis: Much to fear, much to hope with Arab Spring

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, September 1, 2011

The Arab Spring represents an unprecedented crisis for the Middle East regional order. The upheavals it engendered are still under way and much hangs in the balance - but clearly, out of change, dangers as well as opportunities arise.

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Fears for survival of Colonel Gaddafi (the crocodile)

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

The fall of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi has had an unexpected impact on one Israeli reptile.

As the world waits to find out where the dictator will surface, a crocodile who shares his name looks set to adopt a new moniker.

The sharp-toothed Gaddafi crocodile, three metres long and weighing in at 230 kilograms, was born in 1975 and lives on the Hamat Gader farm in the Golan Heights.

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Gaddafi is gone but will Assad be next?

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 25, 2011

The collapse of the Gaddafi regime in Libya this week is expected to have little direct effect on Israel, but it could provide inspiration for the pro-democracy forces in Syria.

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University drops Libya libel suit against MP Robert Halfon

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2011

A university has dropped a libel suit against a Conservative MP who criticised it for maintaining commercial links with the oppressive Libyan regime.

In March Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow in Essex, published a blog post about Liverpool John Moores University (JMU) and its investments from Libyan sources.

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SOAS, Tories and Libya

By Colin Shindler, June 23, 2011

Is contact with a foreign university the same as support for the regime? The essentially Trotskyist boycotters of Israeli academic institutions certainly believe so. But so does Student Rights, associated with the Henry Jackson Society think-tank, which has attacked SOAS for agreeing to teach students a master's degree in Finance at Tripoli's Al Fatah University for a fee.

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I'll put shuls back in Libya (with a little rebel help)

By Nathan Jeffay, June 16, 2011

The Libyan rebels have a new recruit: a softly-spoken, Kabbalah-studying, Orthodox Jewish psychoanalyst.

Rome-based David Gerbi has been making regular visits to Libya, where he meets rebel leaders to help them plan strategies for instituting democracy and gaining international recognition.

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Britain's line on Israel is a cover for its impotence

By Douglas Murray, June 16, 2011

"When you can, you should." That was Tony Blair's opinion on intervention, as boiled down for a journalist a few days before sending British forces into Iraq.

The world has no shortage of dictators and despots. The Blair formula was that when such human-rights violators looked vulnerable, and provided you had the military capability and political will, you should seize the opportunity.

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