Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas recently rolled out what it said was a “captured and rebuilt Israeli tank.” The “tank” was mocked on social media as something more likely to be seen in a carnival than on the battlefield. Twitter users first spotted what looked like car tires between tank treads that were not moving and […]

Egypt wants assurances Israel will keep Turkey away from Gaza

Egypt wants assurances Israel will keep Turkey away from Gaza

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian government has asked Israel for clarification on talks aimed at repairing relations between Jerusalem and Turkey. Egypt is calling on Israel not to give in to Turkey’s demands on the lifting of the naval blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, senior clerks in Jerusalem told Haaretz on Jan. 7 on condition of […]

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been building advanced tunnels in Israel. The Israeli military has discovered what officials termed the most advanced tunnel constructed by Hamas. The military said Hamas started the 1.7 kilometer tunnel from the Gaza Strip that penetrated 300 meters into Israel. “The tunnel was built for purposes of […]

Militant Islam aligns with Russia abroad, devours its ‘soft underbelly’ at home

Militant Islam aligns with Russia abroad, devours its ‘soft underbelly’ at home

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Following the prayer in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, during his visit in February 2010, Hamas leader Khaled Masha’al admitted that in the Council of Muftis of Russia it felt like home. While the statement probably pleased the Russian leaders, in reality these words should have alerted them. Whether it […]

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters […]

Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System Israel’s precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was — apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel — clearly intended to send a direct message to the […]

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported a sharp increase in insurgency attacks. The Israel Security Agency said strikes from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Egypt nearly doubled in September 2012. ISA reported 91 attacks in September compared to 51 during the previous month. “The increase was most prominent in attacks originating in […]

Jihad day care: Gaza kindergartners learn how to be terrorists

Jihad day care: Gaza kindergartners learn how to be terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad has moved into education and social welfare in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Jihad has been opening kindergartens, day care centers and charities as part of an effort to expand its base in the Gaza Strip. The sources said the campaign has been funded […]

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch In an April 4th New York Times op ed article, Tom Friedman endorsed what he designated to be “non-violent resistance by Palestinians” against Israel. He added that Palestinians need to “accompany every boycott, hunger strike or rock they throw at Israel with a detailed map” delineating their territorial demands. […]

Jordan defers to Islamists, allows ‘March to Jerusalem’

Jordan defers to Islamists, allows ‘March to Jerusalem’

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan, under strong pressure from the Islamist opposition and its foreign backers has allowed a scheduled march by up to one million Muslims to Israel. Officials said the Hashemite kingdom has relayed formal approval for the so-called “Global March to Jerusalem” on March 30.  The procession, organized by Hamas and […]

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