Libya

Foreign Office minister in Egypt to talk Israel, democracy

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011

The British foreign office minister for the Middle East is to discuss the direction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with the new generation of Egyptian political leaders.

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Mad Dog becomes Snoop Dogg

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011
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In a beautiful irony, an Israeli journalist has made Gaddafi a YouTube hit among young Libyans.

Noy Alooshe turned the dictator’s speech last week into a rap video complete with dancing girls.

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Obsession with Israel makes us all ignorant

By Robin Shepherd, March 3, 2011

One of the most noteworthy consequences of the current wave of protests and revolutions across the Arab world is that when you click on the Middle East section of the BBC website something extraordinary happens: you are no longer bombarded, headline by headline, subsection by subsection with a once familar word: "Israel".

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Jewish Libya

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2011

Pictures from Raphael Luzon's visit to Libya.

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Gold shops in ex-jewish quartier.jpg
Hara el Kebira Tripoli.jpg
Incaricato degli Affari Esteri al Parlamento libico, On Souleiman El Shehoumi assieme al Ministro per la Sicurezza ed Intelligence, On Buzeid Dorda.jpg
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Internal of ex Jewish school in hara.jpg
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Place where the Jews gathered in evenings between Hara Kbira and Hara sghira.jpg

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Colonel Gaddafi behind Lockerbie bombing, claims former minister

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2011

A senior Libyan politician has claimed to have evidence that the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was carried out under the orders of Colonel Gaddafi.

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Israel's Shimon Peres 'full of hope' for Libyan protesters

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2011

Israel’s President has described it as an “irony of history” that Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is facing an uprising in his own country less than two weeks after calling for revolution across the Arab world.

Speaking during a visit to Madrid, Shimon Peres said: "Gaddafi said he prefers a Middle East without the State of Israel.

“Today we might reach a situation where there is a Libya, but without Gaddafi."

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On this day: the Lockerbie bombing

By Jennifer Lipman, December 21, 2010

When a bomb exploded on the Boeing 747 that was flying between London and New York, all 259 people – passengers and crew – were killed. The terrorist attack was so-named because 11 others died in the Scottish town of Lockerbie when sections of the plane crashed there.

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WikiLeaks: antisemitic campaign to shut Libyan M&S

By Jennifer Lipman, December 21, 2010

The Libyan government attempted to force the Tripoli branch of retail chain Marks & Spencer to close using a "repugnant antisemitic" smear campaign and “pseudo-populist rhetoric against ‘the force

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New Gaza boat struggles to sail from Libya

By Jennifer Lipman, November 11, 2010

Pro-Palestinian activists hoping to breach the naval blockade of Gaza have run into trouble off the coast of Libya.

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Dinner with Gaddafi: a refugee goes home

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2010

A man whose family fled Libya in 1967 amid anti-Jewish violence has returned to his home city and had dinner with Colonel Gaddafi.

Raphael Luzon was 13 when, in the aftermath of Israel’s Six day War, the then 4,000-strong Libyan Jewish population was forced out of the north African country.

Several members of his family, including six cousins, were killed before they could escape.

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