White House staffing up for launch of still secret peace plan with ‘economic focus’

White House staffing up for launch of still secret peace plan with ‘economic focus’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2018 The team that will bring President Donald Trump’s still-secretive Middle East peace plan to the finish line is being put together, a report said. The National Security Council (NSC) last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team who will work for Trump’s pointmen on the […]

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 Palestinians are the latest Middle East citizens to be warned by authorities not to participate in the “Kiki challenge.” In the “Kiki challenge” – which has gone viral on social media – participants get out of a slowly moving car and leave the door open as they dance alongside it […]

Reports: Trump eyes short-term infrastructure fixes in Gaza to advance secret peace plan

Reports: Trump eyes short-term infrastructure fixes in Gaza to advance secret peace plan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2018 The United States will prioritize improving conditions in the Gaza Strip in order to bring the Palestinian Authority (PA) to the negotiating table with Israel and move President Donald Trump’s peace plan forward, a report said. The PA continues to boycott peace talks in protest of Trump’s recognition of […]

Pro-Abbas Palestinians rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

Pro-Abbas Palestinians rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2018 Palestinians loyal to Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas rallied in Ramallah on July 2 to protest what they say are attempts by the United States “to impose its plans in the area.” Protesters expressed support for Abbas and the PA leadership’s rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle […]

In walkup to secret peace plan, Trump seeks Gulf state investment in Gaza

In walkup to secret peace plan, Trump seeks Gulf state investment in Gaza

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2018 The Trump administration is looking to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from Gulf states for projects in the Gaza Strip, a report said. Middle East specialists in Washington and London have been focused on still-secret details of the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the […]

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 […]

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