New regime closes Egypt’s last synagogue

New regime closes Egypt’s last synagogue

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Egypt’s new Islamist regime has stopped the last synagogue from holding services. The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue was told by the regime of President Mohammed Morsi that Jews would not be allowed to pray during High Holiday services in September. The synagogue’s rabbi was told that Egyptian police could not guarantee […]

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Gulf Arab states have detected a U.S. role in the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council was said to have been examining the growth of Brotherhood-aligned groups in the six member states over the last year. GCC sources said the Brotherhood’s expansion in […]

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The killing of the American Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, along with three other American diplomats, the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the tearing down of the flag replacing the stars and stripes with a black banner, all allegedly in response to an American-produced […]

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

Special to WorldTribune.com   November 28, 2007 By Trude B. Feldman, White House and State Dept. Correspondent ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – It is now 30 years since Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar el Sadat electrified the world and altered indelibly the Arab-Israeli conflict with his startling three-day journey to Jerusalem. [See also:  Morsi looks to revise 1979 Egypt-Israel […]

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel reported that it was about to complete its barrier along the border with Egypt. Officials said the Defense Ministry expected to complete the 220-kilometer border fence with Egypt by August. They said the barrier would be enhanced with electronic and other monitoring devices over the next few months. […]

To NY Time’s Friedman and ‘experts’: Explain again why ‘Arab Spring’ was a dream come true

To NY Time’s Friedman and ‘experts’: Explain again why ‘Arab Spring’ was a dream come true

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New York Times’ Tom Friedman and many others, are perhaps now wondering if they were right to do so. Hosni Mubarak was certainly an […]

‘United States of Islam’: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

‘United States of Islam’: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, Freepressers.com The Arabic Caliphate is not a figment of the imagination anymore: fragments of the Middle Eastern regimes will soon form a group of islands called The Muslim Archipelago. “A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of Communism.” These were the first words of Karl Marx’s “The Communist […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

Loud and clear signals from Egypt: Rules of its game with West have changed

Loud and clear signals from Egypt: Rules of its game with West have changed

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When the government of erstwhile U.S. ally Egypt shut down seventeen Western pro-democracy groups, trashed their Cairo offices, and slapped travel bans on some of their staff, political relations between Washington and Cairo hit a new and unexpected low. Just a year after a tumultuous political uprising topped the […]