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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cash-starved Saudis miss 7th straight monthly transfer to Palestinians

Cash-starved Saudis miss 7th straight monthly transfer to Palestinians

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2016 Amid an economic downturn at home, Saudi Arabia for seven consecutive months has failed to send a monthly payment of $20 million to the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority (PA) Finance Ministry said the cumulative total of Saudi aid that has not yet been transferred to the Treasury in […]

Report: Abbas fails in reconciliation bid with Hamas, tensions with Egypt rise

Report: Abbas fails in reconciliation bid with Hamas, tensions with Egypt rise

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2016 Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas failed in his attempt to reconcile with Hamas and to resolve inflamed tensions with Egypt, a report said. An Oct. 27 meeting between Abbas and top Hamas leaders in Qatar made no progress toward ending the long-running split between the PA and Hamas, […]

Saudis stops monthly payments to Palestinian Authority

Saudis stops monthly payments to Palestinian Authority

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2016 Saudi Arabia has halted its $20 million monthly payment to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA said the Saudi government gave no reason for cutting off the funding, which began six months ago. Some sources believe the funding cut was due to a falling out between Riyadh and PA […]

Watered down UNESCO resolution still erases Jewish connection to the Temple Mount

Watered down UNESCO resolution still erases Jewish connection to the Temple Mount

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2016 A new version of a UN agency’s resolution on Israel’s connection to Jerusalem still denies any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, a report said. The watered down version of the UN cultural agency UNESCO’s resolution “drops the words occupying power in relation to Israel, in an attempt to […]

Palestinian Authority applauds anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

Palestinian Authority applauds anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2016 The U.S. should re-examine its backing of Israel after a UN agency denied any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority (PA) said. UNESCO’s resolution maintains that the Western Wall and Temple Mount will be referred to by their Arabic names and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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