Netanyahu to Iranians: ‘I’ll never forget beautiful Neda Sultan gasping for her last breath’

Netanyahu to Iranians: ‘I’ll never forget beautiful Neda Sultan gasping for her last breath’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2017 In a Facebook video addressed directly at the people of Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Islamic Republic’s “cruel regime is trying to keep you down.” Netanyahu posted the video message on Jan. 21. “You have a proud history. You have a rich culture. Tragically, you are […]

Israel okays new homes in east Jerusalem: ‘Rules of the game have changed with Trump’

Israel okays new homes in east Jerusalem: ‘Rules of the game have changed with Trump’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2017 Israeli officials have approved hundreds of new settler homes, the construction of which were postponed until after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Building permits for 566 settler homes in east Jerusalem were approved on Jan. 22. “The rules of the game have changed with Donald Trump’s arrival as president,” […]

Palestinians’ Abbas warns Trump not to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Palestinians’ Abbas warns Trump not to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2017 Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump not to follow through on his pledge to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. To do so, he said, would be regarded as a “provocation that would harm the peace process.” “We hope he will not […]

Polls: Israelis don’t share Obama’s self-assessment that he is ‘good friend’

Polls: Israelis don’t share Obama’s self-assessment that he is ‘good friend’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2017 U.S. President Barack Obama insists he was a “good friend” to Israel during his tenure, it’s just that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu “did not recognize it.” A pair of polls published last week showed that the majority of Israelis did not feel that Obama was their friend. In […]

Syria accuses Israel of bombing airport near Damascus, threatens to retaliate

Syria accuses Israel of bombing airport near Damascus, threatens to retaliate

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2017 Syria on Jan. 13 accused Israel of bombing a major military airport southwest of Damascus and warned it would retaliate for what it said was a “flagrant” attack. Syrian state television quoted the army as saying several rockets were fired from an area near Lake Kinneret in northern Israel […]

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ truck attack in Jerusalem, calls for more

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ truck attack in Jerusalem, calls for more

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2017 Hamas hailed the jihadist who carried out a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Jan. 8 as “heroic” and called for continued terror attacks in Israel. “These attacks will continue and any attempt to stop the intifada is doomed to failure,” an official Hamas statement said. Hamas also handed […]

Senate subcommittee: Obama used taxpayer dollars to influence outcome of Israel election

Senate subcommittee: Obama used taxpayer dollars to influence outcome of Israel election

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2017 The Obama administration attempted to influence the results of Israel’s election by funneling U.S. taxpayer funds to a political group opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau, according to a congressional report. The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) said the State Department gave $349,276 in U.S. taxpayer-funded […]

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The U.S. refusal to veto the UN Security Council resolution attacking Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory as “a flagrant violation” of international law has triggered cries of outrage worthy of full-scale hostilities. You might think, from the responses of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that President Barack […]

Document said to confirm U.S. collusion with Palestinians on UN vote

Document said to confirm U.S. collusion with Palestinians on UN vote

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2016 American officials told a Palestinian delegation in a closed door meeting that the U.S. would not veto a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, according to a newly leaked document. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a Palestinian delegation […]

‘Ironclad information’: Israel charges Obama White House orchestrated UN vote

‘Ironclad information’: Israel charges Obama White House orchestrated UN vote

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2016 Israel has “ironclad information” that President Barack Obama pushed the UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, an Israeli official said on Dec. 25. The resolution was passed by the UN Security Council on Dec. 23 due to a U.S. abstention, a decision Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described […]

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