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 […]

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 […]

For Islamists, Christmas was for celebrating steady advances against a hated faith

For Islamists, Christmas was for celebrating steady advances against a hated faith

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2016 For many Islamists in 2016, the Christmas spirit included issuing death threats against Egypt’s Coptic Christians and ridding the Middle East of a once dominant spiritual and cultural community. “Every day we hear and see some radical Muslim clerics speaking strongly against Christians,” said Christian leader Samir Qumsieh of […]

Outgoing secretary general says UN is obsessed with Israel

Outgoing secretary general says UN is obsessed with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 The large volume of anti-Israel resolutions passed in recent years has rendered the United Nations unable to “fulfill its role effectively,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Addressing the UN Security Council on Dec. 16, Ban said: “Over the last decade I have argued that we cannot have a bias against Israel […]

Poll finds most Palestinians oppose ‘peace process’, prefer armed intifada

Poll finds most Palestinians oppose ‘peace process’, prefer armed intifada

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2016 More than half of Palestinians favor an armed intifada against Israel as opposed to a two state solution, according to a new poll. The poll, which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, found 65 percent of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, Judea and Samaria have […]

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 […]

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