Something significant is going on in Saudi Arabia

Something significant is going on in Saudi Arabia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey A recent report from the kingdom indicates that dropping hostility to Israel is part of the Saudi regime’s far-reaching reform plans. Israel should respond. In the Sept. 14 issue of POLITICO magazine, retired U.S. diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad published a report on his most recent trip to Saudi Arabia and […]

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 Partners in Israel’s largest natural gas reservoir have signed a $10 billion deal to export gas to Jordan for the next 15 years. Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP will supply a gross 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the Leviathan field to Natural Electric Power Co. […]

Netanyahu: We won’t accept ‘any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel’

Netanyahu: We won’t accept ‘any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 Peace in the Middle East “runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 22. In repeating his call for direct talks with the Palestinians, Netanyahu rejected any UN plan to unilaterally impose […]

Women’s flotilla takes aim at naval blockade of Gaza

Women’s flotilla takes aim at naval blockade of Gaza

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2016 A new flotilla of “The Women’s Boat to Gaza” left from Barcelona, Spain on Sept. 14 with the intent of breaking the Israeli naval blockade on the Gaza strip. Two boats, the Amal and the Zaytouna, each carry 11 women, among them Swedish European Parliament Member Malin Bjork and […]

U.S. puts out travel advisory for Golan Heights in Israel

U.S. puts out travel advisory for Golan Heights in Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Israel has issued a travel advisory for the Golan Heights after several mortar rounds fired from Syria landed in the northern Golan Heights in recent days. “We urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel to that area until the situation stabilizes,” the […]

Obama White House excluded Congress from military aid deal with Israel

Obama White House excluded Congress from military aid deal with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 The Obama administration touted its largest ever $38 billion military aid deal with Israel which was finalized without the input of Congress and is being criticized by Israeli defense contractors. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Congress is not bound by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and discounted […]

Trump campaign backs Netanyahu on Palestinian ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge

Trump campaign backs Netanyahu on Palestinian ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 An adviser to Donald Trump said the GOP candidate believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “made exactly the right point” in saying that the Palestinian Authority’s demand for a Palestinian state free of Jews amounts to “ethnic cleansing.” Trump adviser David Friedman also said the Obama administration “should be […]

In a world of surging technology and incompetent governance, Israel’s success stories are not being told

In a world of surging technology and incompetent governance, Israel’s success stories are not being told

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey It is widely recognized, almost to the point of being a cliché, that, in the past half-century, astonishing scientific and technological advances have far outpaced the political, economic and social structures within which they take place. Indeed, as millions of Syrians and others can testify, there has not only […]

State Dept. on Netanyahu’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge about Palestinian state: ‘Unhelpful’ and ‘inappropriate’

State Dept. on Netanyahu’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge about Palestinian state: ‘Unhelpful’ and ‘inappropriate’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 The U.S. State Department said it “strongly disagrees” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments equating the goal of Palestinians for a state with no Jews to “ethnic cleansing.” “[T]he Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There’s a phrase for that: It’s called […]

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