Speaking to Israel's Arutz Sheva radio station, former Israeli ambassador to the US Zalman Shoval said it was time for Israel to realize that, "as usual, we are alone" in dealing with this new threat.
Even after the public dust-up with Washington over setting red lines for Iran, and a middle of the night telephone conversation Wednesday with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will continue to push the world to set benchmarks for the Islamic Republic, The Jerusalem Post learned Wednesday.
The attack on an American consulate building in Libya that left the ambassador and three other Americans dead may have been a planned operation by a group linked to al-Qaeda timed to coincide with the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, sources in the US and Libya said Wednesday.According to Israel’s Channel 2 news analyst Ehud Yaari, the attack was planned to coincide with September 11, the anniversary of al-Qaeda’s attack on the US 11 years earlier, and was carried out in revenge for the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi by US forces in June.
Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel says the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and an apparent mob riot at the U.S. property in Egypt actually were coordinated, and more may be coming.“Jihadists are organizing together and they’re communicating with one another through the Internet. They have their own websites. So basically, through their networks, we are seeing the Muslim Brotherhood rising all across the Middle East. The Muslim Brotherhood has had an active presence for the last 30 years,” she told WND today following the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Libya.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that the murderous attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt were "terrorist attacks directed against the free world and the entire Western world."
"The United States, the leader of the free world, is at the forefront of the battle against radical Islamic terrorism which did not begin today," he wrote on his. "The fact these attacks occurred the the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks proves that this is a long and difficult battle against people who sow death and destruction as an ideology, only the excuse changes each time."
"The rioters who attacked the U.S. embassies are people who want to impose their opinions and beliefs at any cost. Freedom of speech and thought are concepts which they hope will disappear from the world along with Western culture as a whole."
"The State of Israel shares the grief of the American people on the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the other embassy, and stands beside the United States in its struggle to protect the free world against terrorism," he concluded.