Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The post-election period in the U.S. has been every bit as weird as the election itself, with the exception of one important fact: so far president-elect Trump has made a number of unremarkable and generally highly-qualified appointments. The weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of […]

Netanyahu to work with Trump to fix ‘bad’ Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu to work with Trump to fix ‘bad’ Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on solutions to the Iran nuclear deal which the Israeli leader insists paves Iran’s path to nuclear weapons. “The problem of how to deal with this deal is something I will discuss with president Trump when he […]

Israel expects to retain air dominance with arrival of F-35s

Israel expects to retain air dominance with arrival of F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2016 Israel expects to have total air dominance in the Middle East for the next four decades with the arrival on Dec. 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. “The future is here,” Israeli Air Force (IAF) Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. Tal Kalman said, adding that “the F-35 will allow […]

In first clash with Israel, ISIL fighters obliterated by warplane

In first clash with Israel, ISIL fighters obliterated by warplane

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 Four gunmen from an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) affiliate in Syria were killed after they attacked Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights on Nov. 27. In the first attack by ISIL against Israel, the four jihadists opened fire with machine guns and mortars. The Israeli soldiers […]

Qatar warns blockade of Gaza could spur ISIL recruitment

Qatar warns blockade of Gaza could spur ISIL recruitment

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 Israel’s naval blockade and internal tension between Palestinian factions could make the Gaza Strip an easy “launching pad” for recruiters from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Qatari official said. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview in Doha on Nov. 27 that […]

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 In a letter to the UN Security Council on Nov. 22, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon cited newly-released intelligence showing Iran’s use of civilian flights to Lebanon to send arms and ammunition to Hizbullah. Iran rejected as “baseless” the report by Israel’s ambassador to the UN that the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Law to silence loudspeakers booming the Muslim call to worship across Israel sparks furor

Law to silence loudspeakers booming the Muslim call to worship across Israel sparks furor

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2016 Israel is “playing with fire” with a proposed law to prevent mosques from broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer via loudspeakers, Hamas leader Khaled Masha’al said. Masha’al joined the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces – an umbrella organization which includes the various factions within the Palestinian Authority – in […]

John Bolton calls for regime change in Iran, warns Obama on Israel

John Bolton calls for regime change in Iran, warns Obama on Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2016 Iran’s ayatollahs are “the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East,” according to John Bolton, said to be under consideration for a Cabinet post in the Trump administration. Bolton told Breitbart News Daily on Nov. 17 that the only “long-term solution” to erasing the threat […]

UN ‘peacekeepers’ return to Syrian side of Golan Heights 2 years after fleeing to Israel

UN ‘peacekeepers’ return to Syrian side of Golan Heights 2 years after fleeing to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2016 A group of UN peacekeepers returned to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Nov. 14, two years after Al Qaida-linked Syrian rebels captured dozens of peacekeepers. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said more troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) would return to camp Faouar in Syria […]

Palestinian Authority threatens UN action if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority threatens UN action if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2016 Palestinians will “make life miserable” for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump if he moves the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to the UN warned. “If people attack us by moving the embassy to Jerusalem, which is a violation of Security Council resolutions, […]

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