Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 A group the White House said played a “critical role” in securing the Iran nuclear deal doled out large amounts of cash to National Public Radio (NPR) and Jewish lobby J Street to sell the deal to a wary public. The Ploughshares Fund group gave National Public Radio $100,000 […]

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solidified his power base on May 18 by replacing moderate pro-U.S. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with nationalist pro-Russia former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The move came amid increasingly toxic relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama who is seen as likely to make […]

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Israeli military leaders to oppose the “politically paralyzed” Benjamin Netanyahu by running for office on their own in order to effectively change the nation’s policies. According to congressional sources, Obama has “wooed” the top leaders of Israel’s military and defense establishment […]

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 Jordanians for the first time are being allowed to take jobs in Israel as part of a new pilot program. About 700 Jordanians have recently found employment in Israel, The Washington Post reported on May 16. The program between Israel and Jordan will allow 1,500 Jordanians to […]

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 A full electric blackout is in effect in southern Gaza after the last power line from Egypt to Gaza was disconnected, reports say. Gaza’s electricity company announced that the two lines that fed electricity from Egypt to southern Gaza have now been completely disconnected by Egypt. The […]

Netanyahu hits Iran for Holocaust-denial cartoon contest: ‘Preparing another’ one

Netanyahu hits Iran for Holocaust-denial cartoon contest: ‘Preparing another’ one

By World Tribune Staff on May 15, 2016 An anti-Israeli cartoon contest in Iran mocks the Nazi genocide of six million Jews while Teheran plans another Holocaust, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on May 15. The contest, which Iran’s government allegedly distanced itself from, has 150 entries from 50 countries and was launched on the […]

Hizbullah commander, indicted in assassination of Lebanon’s Hariri, killed in blast

Hizbullah commander, indicted in assassination of Lebanon’s Hariri, killed in blast

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah’s military commander, a main suspect in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, Arab media reported on May 12. Mustafa Badr al-Din died after what was called “a major explosion” at a Hizbullah facility near the Damascus airport. Israel Defense Forces […]

At UN debate, platitudes about terrorism and near silence about state sponsors

At UN debate, platitudes about terrorism and near silence about state sponsors

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Stressing that terrorism “can only be defeated by a sustained and comprehensive approach” involving the active participation and collaboration of all States, the UN Security Council hosted an open debate on developing a counter-narrative campaign to in effect dissuade, discourage and ultimately defuse this widening […]

Israeli fighter jets strike arms convoy near northern border

Israeli fighter jets strike arms convoy near northern border

Special to WorldTribune.com Intent on keeping “game-changing weaponry” out of the hands of terrorists, Israel said its fighter jets on May 10 attacked a weapons convoy headed to Hizbullah fighters near the Syria-Lebanon border. The Israeli jets struck a convoy near a Syrian “rebel safe-haven” where Hizbullah fighters were said to be stationed, Israel’s Channel […]

Europeans to campaign for Palestinian terrorist’s Nobel Peace Prize

Europeans to campaign for Palestinian terrorist’s Nobel Peace Prize

Special to WorldTribune.com European parliament members and political parties are set to publicly endorse the Nobel Peace Prize candidacy of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered four Israelis and a Greek monk. Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of terrorist Marwan Barghouti, said the submission of her husband’s name for the Nobel Prize sends a message to the […]

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