The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, September 22
From a clampdown on the Libyan militia group linked to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, to an Israeli Facebook user's depiction of African migrants as 'safari animals,' Haaretz brings you the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
At least four people were killed and 34 wounded as the powerful Islamist militia Washington blames for an attack on its Benghazi consulate last week was swept from its heavily fortified bases in Libya's second city, in a mass popular uprising in support of the government early on Saturday.
A photo album uploaded by an Israeli woman to Facebook entitled “Night tour in the south Tel Aviv safari’ features photos of her standing with African migrants, including a caption calling Africans "animals."
Speaking at special conference convened on Friday at UN headquarters in New York, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said there will be no peace without a just resolution of the Jewish refugee problem.
Romney’s pessimism on Israeli-Palestinian peace draws muted response from U.S. Jewish groups, with some headlines in the press but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.
The Republican presidential candidate finally released his 2011 tax returns, which shows he earned $13.7 million, mostly in capital gains, that year, and paid $1.94 million on this income in taxes.
In a vote of 90-1, the U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms American efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and says containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is not an option.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari says that Israel's threats to strike Iran prove its 'enmity with Islam is serious,' assessing the threats will eventually lead to physical conflict.
According to an independent journalist who asked to remain anonymous, rebel fighters trying to oust President Bashar Assad shot down a fighter jet that flew over the northern Syrian town of Atarib in Idlib province.