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Rebels Claim ‘Ancient Synagogue Destroyed’ in Libya

Hebrew inscriptions on the ceiling of the Yefren synagogue

With thanks: Avril A 2,000-year old synagogue in the Libyan town of Yefren is said to have been destroyed in the fighting now raging between President Gaddafi’s forces and Nato-supported rebels. This BBC report yesterday quotes a rebel fighter named Aydress. Aydress claims that Colonel Gaddafi’s forces used rockets, missiles and anti-tank weapons to bombard […]

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Soeren Kern: Why France Was So Keen to Attack Libya

Soeren Kern: Why France Was So Keen to Attack Libya – ‘…Sarkozy’s main rival is not Gaddafi, but rather Marine Le Pen, the charismatic new leader of the far-right National Front party in France. A new opinion poll published by Le Parisien newspaper on March 8 has Le Pen, who took over from her father, […]

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Video: How Qaddafi Toughens Up His Army – Make them eat a dead dog, and French-kiss the carcass…

A very…interesting find by Nizo: Make them eat a dead dog, and French-kiss the carcass. And I mean French kiss, with lots of tongue. Not for the squeamish…’

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Open Letter to the Leader of the Free World: “Dear President Sarkozy…”

Open Letter to the Leader of the Free World: “Dear President Sarkozy…” – ‘Thanks so much for stepping into the power vacuum created by President Obama in regard to the current unrest in Libya. Look, I’ll be honest, I’ve made a lot of snarky cracks about France, and dreck French movies over the past few […]

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The War in Libya: Unprecedented Strangeness

Should the United States and Europe want Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi out of power? Sure. But the real question is how U.S. policy is dealing with this crisis. 1. Nothing could be more obvious than the fact that all of these people talking about how evil Qadhafi is are doings only because he is being […]

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Jeff Jacoby: This time, don’t betray the rebels

Jeff Jacoby: This time, don’t betray the rebels – ‘TWENTY YEARS ago this month, George H.W. Bush went wobbly. The Gulf War had ended. Kuwait, brutally occupied by Iraq in August 1990, had been freed by a massive US-led coalition. Saddam Hussein’s forces had been routed, and the hated tyrant had suffered a humiliating defeat. […]

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Michael J. Totten: What about our hearts and minds?

Michael J. Totten: What about our hearts and minds? – ‘ As forces loyal to Libya’s cruel and de ranged tyrant Moammar Khadafy re conquer one rebel-held city after an other, the Arab League and the Arabic press are calling for a no-fly zone over the country to tip, or at least even, the odds. […]

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Exiled Jews Seek Justice, Alongside Protesters

Gina Bublil Waldman

The upheavals sweeping Libya are opening up old wounds and awakening painful memories for Gina Waldman, but Libyan-born Jews like herself are still denied justice, let alone recognition. Article in J Weekly: I left Libya more than 42 years ago when the mobs were roaming the streets. They were not chanting for democracy or yearning […]

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Lockerbie Bomber Takes Lamborghini Rides to See His New Mansion Construction

Red Lambo

I wonder what side he’s on in the revolution. This is revolting: Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s Lamborghini trips to see new mansion: LOCKERBIE bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has been enjoying chauffeur-driven trips in a Lamborghini to see his new mansion being built in Libya. Witnesses have seen Megrahi being driven to the sprawling home in one […]

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Leon Wieseltier: Darkness Falls

Leon Wieseltier: Darkness Falls – ‘Barack Obama’s policy toward the Libyan struggle for freedom is no longer a muddle. It is now a disgrace. Here is what his administration and its allies have told the world, and the Libyan dictator, and the Libyan rebels, in recent days…’

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“Young Hoodlums in the Hundreds…screaming ‘Yahud’, ‘Yahud’!”: A British Professor Recalls the Tripoli Pogrom of 1945

Libyamap

[Via Point of No Return and CiF Watch.] Judah Benzion (Ben) Segal (1912-2003) was Professor of Semitic Languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University from 1961-82, and then President of Leo Baeck College in London. During the Second World War he served with the British forces in North Africa, winning the […]

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When Vanessa Redgrave was Bought and Paid for by Qaddafi

Some interesting history of the Israel-hating loon from Stephen Schwartz: Qaddafi, Vanessa Redgrave, and Their Adventures The crisis of the Libyan dictatorship has shamed a number of prominent personalities in academia and culture, who benefited from Qaddafi’s random, but typically excessive, spending on whatever he and his family desired. London School of Economics (LSE) director […]

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No Place Like Israel, Says Qaddafi’s Jewish Cousin

It was only a matter of time before the media once again picked up the story ‘Is Gaddafi a Jew?’ Once again – because it’s old news for regular Point of No Return readers. This post went up over two years ago, but lately has been attracting hundreds of hits. Since her last TV appearance […]

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Walter Russell Mead: The Mead List: World’s Top Ten Gaddafi Toads

Walter Russell Mead: The Mead List: World’s Top Ten Gaddafi Toads – ‘When Muammar Gaddafi, the ‘Commander of Islam‘, Africa’s King of Kings and the Great Loon of Libya addressed the United Nations General Assembly at unusual length in 2009, he asked about the hanging of Saddam Hussein. “How is the member of a government […]

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Human Rights Watch should have been keeping tabs on Libya

Human Rights Watch should have been keeping tabs on Libya – ‘Fast-moving events in Libya have catapulted the scandal-plagued Middle East and North African Division (MENA) of Human Rights Watch into a new controversy for its failure over the years to diligently investigate human rights violations in Libya. According to Anne Herzberg, a legal advisor […]

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Miss Joanne Holland Witnessed a Libyan Pogrom in 1967

Now derelict synagogue in Tripoli (Photo: Martin Beek)

The grandparents and parents of today’s rioters were certainly not immune from “the longest hatred,” as a New Zealander’s account of a pogrom in Tripoli shows. It took place in revenge for Israel’s stunning victory over Arab armies in the Six Day War. Joanne Holland worked as a secretary in Tripoli from 1966-68; some time […]

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The Qaddafi Video That’s Sweeping the Middle East – Dictator Rhythm

All the rage on the intertoobs: Created by an Israeli, actually: Arabs Embrace Israeli’s YouTube Spoof of Qaddafi A satirical YouTube clip mocking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s megalomania is fast becoming a popular token of the Libya uprising across Middle East. And in an added affront to Colonel Qaddafi, it was created by an Israeli living […]

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NGO Monitor: HRW’s Sarah Leah Whitson Must Resign Over Libya Cover-up

NGO Monitor: HRW’s Sarah Leah Whitson Must Resign Over Libya Cover-up – ‘Following Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) neglect of brutal human rights violations in Libya and false claims and cover-ups about prospects for reforms there, NGO Monitor today called for the immediate resignation of Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s director of its Middle East and North […]

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NGO Monitor: HRW’s Sarah Leah Whitson and Libya: Marketing Qaddafi

NGO Monitor: HRW’s Sarah Leah Whitson and Libya: Marketing Qaddafi – ‘In a Los Angeles Times op-ed (February 24, 2011), Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW), made a belated reversal, recognizing that Muammar Qaddafi’s son Seif Islam had long abandoned his human rights “reforms” […]

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Did Megrahi Blackmail Qadaffi?

Did Megrahi Blackmail Qadaffi? – ‘The most interesting news story of the morning comes from Libya, where it is claimed that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, secured his release by blackmailing Muammar Qadaffi, who in turn bribed England’s Labour government to let him go…’

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