Israel warns ‘implementation day’ is ‘difficult’ for many states situated near Iran

Israel warns ‘implementation day’ is ‘difficult’ for many states situated near Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com While Iran and the Obama administration are caught up in the euphoria of nuclear deal “implementation day,” Teheran’s neighbors fear the Middle East is entering “a new and dangerous era.” “Iran is continuing to strive for nuclear weapons and the optimism of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) report must not blind […]

Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel has announced it is banning visits by Swedish officials. In doing so, Jerusalem said it was “sending in the clearest manner possible a very sharp message to Sweden saying that it is backing terror and giving a tail wind to Islamic State to act throughout Europe.” The move by Israel came […]

Are Arab media correct? Is Obama really campaigning for top ‘messianic’ UN job?

Are Arab media correct? Is Obama really campaigning for top ‘messianic’ UN job?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders President Barak Obama repeatedly refers to the end of his time in office and claims he is no longer campaigning. There is more than a little ambiguity there, however, for his modus operandi is a permanent campaign – even when it is for more limited objectives than the […]

Why the petro kingdom executed a prominent Shiite cleric

Why the petro kingdom executed a prominent Shiite cleric

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Very seldom does a columnist have the experience of having one of his or her predictions begin to take shape within weeks, much less in 24 hours. But that is what has happened. Shortly after writing my column ‘Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese […]

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer examination of U.S. policies, now almost entirely dictated by the Obama White House, shows no cohesive national […]

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 […]

Israel’s outreach to Saudi Arabia points to cooling rapport with U.S.

Israel’s outreach to Saudi Arabia points to cooling rapport with U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Dore Gold, the Director General of Israel’s foreign ministry and a highly experienced diplomat, in late December gave the ministry’s first ever interview to a Saudi media outlet. Speaking to the Saudi-owned online newspaper Elaph, Gold emphasized the common interests Israel and Saudi Arabia have in blunting […]

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Predictions that events in Saudi Arabia will be key to regional developments in 2016 have much merit. A number of analyses and New Year predictions have centered lately on what events might happen during 2016 involving Saudi Arabia. Certainly, several recent events might lead to such conclusions, to wit: […]

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has made a direct plea to Hizbullah for restraint against Israel. The request from Moscow came after a Jan. 4 incident in which Hizbullah terrorists set off an explosive device targeting Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in the Shebaa Farms area near the Lebanon-Israel border. Hizbullah said the attack on Jan. […]

Egypt’s names first ambassador to Israel since 2012

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt has posted an ambassador to Israel for the first time since 2012. Ambassador Hazem Khairat arrived last week and will take the position to the head the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Former president Muhammad Morsi removed the last Egyptian ambassador following Israel’s November 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Morsi was […]

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