Recalling ‘Cruelty’ Of Former Homeland, Some Libyan Jews Cast Wary Eye on Contacts: Gianluca Pacchiani, Times of Israel, Aug. 29, 2023 — From his home in the coastal Israeli city of Bat Yam, Pedatzur Ben-Attiya recalled a time when he used to recruit “spies” to send into Libya.
Libya’s Decade-Long Outreach to Israel: Elis Gjevori, Middle East Eye, Aug. 29, 2023
The Recent Libya-Israel Debacle Is Symptomatic of Larger Problems: Gregory Aftandilian, Arab Center Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 2023
Libya Should Be Grateful Israel Even Considered Diplomatic Ties: Avi Benlolo, National Post, Sept. 1, 2023
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Libyan PM Reportedly Held Talks with Mossad Chief on Normalization: Gianluca Pacchiani, Times of Israel, Sept. 4, 2023 — The Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar reported on Monday that Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh held talks with the head of the Mossad, David Barnea, in 2022 to discuss practical steps to normalize relations between Libya and Israel.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Isn’t the Only One – Senior Libyans Met Secretly with a Well-Known Jewish Lawyer: ‘They Are Lovers Of Israel’: Itamar Eichner, Ynet News, Sept. 4, 2023 — Attorney Mordechai Tzivin, who deals with international legal matters and also represents Israeli Arabs in enemy countries, has met in recent years with senior Libyan officials , including the Libyan deputy prime minister and the son of General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army and ruler of Benghazi, who he met in Jordan.
Nothing Is Inevitable: The Lessons of Israel’s Libya Fiasco: Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS, Aug. 30, 2023 — There may be plenty of blame to go around for what happened this past week between Israel and Libya. Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen’s decision to announce the news of a meeting with Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush proved a blunder.
For the Moment, the Israel-Libya Diplomatic Channel is Dead: Amichai Stein, JNS, Aug. 29, 2023 — It was certainly historic: An Israeli foreign minister and his Libyan counterpart met for two hours in Italy and discussed a comprehensive series of issues: Diplomatic ties, cooperation in agriculture and technology, and even the possibility that Libya might join the Negev Forum alongside Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt.