Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 21, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said she will continue to “speak hard truths” after the Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator had told her to “shut up.” Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator, had said last month that Haley “needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not […]

Straight talk at the UN enunciated a new activist U.S. foreign policy

Straight talk at the UN enunciated a new activist U.S. foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Diplomats like to believe they speak a special language because of their knowledge of other cultures. Thus, logic which may apply elsewhere is not always applicable to their transactions. That explains, as much as anything, the present undercurrent of animosity between the State Department’s Foreign Service establishment and […]

Trump plays hardball with Palestinian leaders, prompting fiery response

Trump plays hardball with Palestinian leaders, prompting fiery response

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2018 Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a furious response after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut nearly half of the U.S. contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. “Damn your money,” Abbas said during a two-hour speech on Jan. 14. The Palestinian leader added that he would […]

‘The United States will remember this day’: A closer look at the UN Assembly Jerusalem vote

‘The United States will remember this day’: A closer look at the UN Assembly Jerusalem vote

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The USA and Israel suffered a nasty diplomatic slap when the 193 member UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the Trump Administration’s plan to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. But while the mainstream media and the usual chorus of critics presented this lopsided […]

‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour . . .’

‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour . . .’

Special to WorldTribune, December 25, 2017 The Bible (King James version), the Book of Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (This registration first took place when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

Iran calls on Islamic states to sever ties with U.S.; Abbas cancels Pence meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the U.S. embassy to the city gives Muslim states an opportunity to unite and sever ties with the U.S., the deputy speaker of Iranian parliament said. “The least move the Muslim states can make is […]

Jerusalem: Trump action followed years of rhetoric by Obama, Clinton and Bush

Jerusalem: Trump action followed years of rhetoric by Obama, Clinton and Bush

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 8 noted how his three predecessors in the White House all made promises on Jerusalem, but Trump was the only one to follow through. “I fulfilled my campaign promise – others didn’t!” Trump said in a tweet in which he posted a video […]

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 A private French school in Lebanon issued an apology after a map in one of its geography classes showed Israel as Lebanon’s southern neighbor instead of “Palestine”. Meanwhile region-wide protests erupted following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Lebanese law bans dealing with or recognizing […]

Trump sets stage, announces Jerusalem plan in shock to a rattled region

Trump sets stage, announces Jerusalem plan in shock to a rattled region

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2017 President Donald Trump has confirmed and announced plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to set in motion the process of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. “The president is fulfilling a major promise in his election campaign, and he is also carrying out a series […]

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