Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The European Union is making “a grave mistake” by opening a diplomatic office in Iran, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on July 14. EU Foreign policy head Federica Mogherini had earlier on July 14 announced plans for a mission in the Islamic Republic in a statement marking one year since […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” to a trio of stunning diplomatic successes. Analysts say Netanyahu continues to prove the conventional wisdom wrong after his “triumphant” tour of Africa, warming of relations and increased security cooperation with Egypt and the restoration of […]

Israeli drones, operating in Sinai, help Egypt drive out ISIL

Israeli drones, operating in Sinai, help Egypt drive out ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 Israel is operating militarily in the Sinai Peninsula with the full support of Egypt, according to sources from both countries. A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israel is operating armed airborne drones in the Sinai, with Egypt’s blessing. The two nations are cooperating in the […]

Facebook sued for $1 billion by victims of Hamas terror attacks

Facebook sued for $1 billion by victims of Hamas terror attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 An Israeli rights group has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook on behalf of the families of American victims of Hamas terror attacks. The suit, filed by the Shurat HaDin group with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, argues the social media giant […]

Israeli ambassador credits ‘shared purpose’, technology for continued strong U.S. ties

Israeli ambassador credits ‘shared purpose’, technology for continued strong U.S. ties

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2016 The following remarks were delivered by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer on July 7 at the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism ceremony in Jerusalem: “Tonight, I would like to talk to you about the alliance between Israel and America – an alliance that is […]

Egypt, Israel conduct first high level meeting in decade

Egypt, Israel conduct first high level meeting in decade

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2016 Israel and Egypt moved toward improved ties on July 10 as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Jerusalem. It was the first high level meeting between top officials of the two countries in nearly a decade and comes as Israel’s military has […]

NYU Palestinian group blames Israel for shootings of black men by American cops

NYU Palestinian group blames Israel for shootings of black men by American cops

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2016 A pro-Palestinian student group at New York University (NYU) claimed Israel shares in the blame for the recent killings of two black men by American police officers. “The same forces behind the genocide of black people in America are behind the genocide of Palestinians,” the NYU chapter of Students […]

Palestinian state TV cartoon depicts Israelis as agents of Satan

Palestinian state TV cartoon depicts Israelis as agents of Satan

By WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2016 A cartoon show for children broadcast on the Palestinian Authority’s official Fatah TV depicts Israelis as agents of “Satan” who spread evil throughout the world. The program explains that “Satans” are “scheming to destroy Muhammad” so they use the Jews in order to fight their battle, Palestinian Media Watch […]

CNN report on Ramadan terror omits attacks on Israelis

CNN report on Ramadan terror omits attacks on Israelis

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 CNN apologized after Twitter users slammed the news network for publishing a map on July 5 of Ramadan terrorist strikes that omitted attacks that killed two Israeli citizens. “Updated map: This graphic shows the extent of terror attacks throughout Ramadan in 2016 ,” the network tweeted, including sites such […]

There are a few serious problems with the Israel-Turkey deal

There are a few serious problems with the Israel-Turkey deal

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Israel has conceded Turkish demands and betrayed allies in return for illusory gains. After years of a hostile political relationship, Israel and Turkey have decided to restore diplomatic relations, apparently on the following bases: Having already apologized to Turkey for the passengers on the Turkish blockade runner Mavi Marmara […]

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