Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Claims Abdel Bari Atwan 'paid' by Gaddafi regime

    Abdel Bari Atwan
    Abdel Bari Atwan

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

    Libyan opposition leaders has distributed intelligence documents, claiming a number of Arab journalists received payments from Colonel Gaddafi's administration, allegedly including Mr Atwan. He is the editor of the London-based Al Quds newspaper, and a regular commentator for the Guardian and the BBC.

    Mr Atwan, who was accused of antisemitism after remarks about the "Jewish lobby" at a debate held at LSE this year, is alleged to have been paid a monthly salary of around £2,500 a month for three years, a claim he vigorously denies.

    He called the allegations defamatory, and told the Palestine Press News Agency that the documents were fraudulent. He promised to sue Libya's Mustafa Abdul Jalil, president of the Transitional National Assembly, through the British courts.

    Mr Atwan said the campaign against him had begun because he had exposed alleged links between the Libyan transitional council and the Israeli government, via French philosopher Bernard - Henr i Levy, about a possible peace agreement.

    On his website, Mr Atwan has previously denounced the Libyan rebel leadership for having "conceited and arrogant conduct" and said: "It is difficult to see how the country can be led by people with a mentality that is characterized by such arrogance, conceit, hostile attitude towards others."

    He has previously clashed with Mr Levy, a staunch supporter of Western intervention in the Libyan uprising, on BBC's Newsnight, where Mr Levy dismissed the "ridiculous" comparison that the West had not intervened when Israel launched an offensive in Gaza.

Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86