In the eye of a growing regional storm, Israel’s founding principles continue to serve it well

In the eye of a growing regional storm, Israel’s founding principles continue to serve it well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey A mere two and a half years ago the Middle East and North Africa were organized in the following categories: Democracies: Israel and Turkey Traditional monarchies: The gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Jordan Oman and Morocco Secular dictatorships: Yemen, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Syria, of which Libya and Syria […]

Israeli Air Force chief warns a multi-front war could be imminent

Israeli Air Force chief warns a multi-front war could be imminent

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel issued one of the starkest warnings of an imminent war that could include Hizbullah and Syria. In an address to a combat air conference, Eshel said Israel, already engaged in a shooting war with Syria, faces a range of low- and […]

Can the world, and Israel, afford a lost generation?

Can the world, and Israel, afford a lost generation?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The current issue of “The Economist” has a cover picture of people being discharged into a trash dump, with the headline “Generation Jobless” and the subtitle “The Global Rise of Youth Unemployment”. In the article inside the magazine it points out that global youth unemployment, as reported by official […]

The Holy Land: Just another stop for the eternal campaigner

The Holy Land: Just another stop for the eternal campaigner

Sol W. Sanders   So now we know what President Obama’s trip to Israel was all about: There was more than a little puzzlement. He had waited through almost five years of his first administration to visit America’s only trusted ally in the Mideast. He had made a grand tour of the region early on, […]

Syria’s future: Israel favors fragmentation while Saudis want reliable counter to Iran

Syria’s future: Israel favors fragmentation while Saudis want reliable counter to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The Syrian rebellion is bringing new security concerns to many countries, especially Israel. Under the Assads, Syria had been cowed by Israeli military superiority. Syria’s future, its intentions and capabilities, are in doubt. Israel cannot determine the outcome of events there – no state or group of states […]

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

Sol W. Sanders   JERUSALEM — One of the most quoted of Maynard Milord many clever aphorisms is: “You can’t push on a string”. Keynes was referring to extending credit to an unreceptive investment market. [Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are you listening?] The quip comes to mind this morning on the eve of President Barack […]

Report: Syrian complex struck by Israel was built by North Korea

Report: Syrian complex struck by Israel was built by North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — North Korea played a major role in the construction of a chemical weapons facility targeted by Israel on Jan. 30, a report said. Israel Defense magazine reported that North Korea helped design and build the Jamariya facility outside Damascus. Israel has not formally claimed responsibility for the Jan. 30 […]

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 […]

Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated — and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In […]