‘Carlos the Jackal’ is back: Pro-Palestinian terrorist faced new charges, 3rd life sentence

‘Carlos the Jackal’ is back: Pro-Palestinian terrorist faced new charges, 3rd life sentence

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2017 Already serving two life sentences for a series of murders he committed in France on behalf of the Palestinian cause, the Venezuelan-born terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal” is on trial for another deadly attack. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, appeared in a French court on […]

Senior Palestinian official deported upon arrival in Egypt

Senior Palestinian official deported upon arrival in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2017 A high-ranking official in the Fatah movement was refused entry into Egypt on orders from Egyptian intelligence services. Jibril al-Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas, was denied entry and deported on Feb. 27, sources at Cairo airport said. Rajoub, a high-ranking member of Fatah’s central […]

Palestinian official: ‘I pray to Allah that Iran will produce 1,000 nuclear bombs’

Palestinian official: ‘I pray to Allah that Iran will produce 1,000 nuclear bombs’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 27, 2017 Israel is “truly terrified” of the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) envoy to Iran said, adding he hoped Teheran would “produce 1,000 nuclear bombs.” The comments by Salah Zawawi were made in a Feb. 20 interview on Iran-backed Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV and were translated by […]

CIA chief met Palestinian leader ahead of Trump-Netanyahu visit

CIA chief met Palestinian leader ahead of Trump-Netanyahu visit

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas on Feb. 14 to discuss “political and security issues in addition to the future of the peace process,” a report said. A Palestinian security source told The Jerusalem Post that the two sides met at the Mukata, […]

White House: Statements on expanded Israeli settlements hamper peace efforts

White House: Statements on expanded Israeli settlements hamper peace efforts

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2017 Israel’s announcements of new settlement construction are hampering U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts at negotiated a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), a White House official said. The unnamed official told Jerusalem Post on Feb. 2 that Trump has warned Israel to stop its unilateral announcements […]

Palestinians claim they have already gotten Obama’s farewell gift

Palestinians claim they have already gotten Obama’s farewell gift

by WorldTribune Staff, January 27, 2017 The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it has received $221 million in aid from the U.S. authorized by Barack Obama in the last hours of his presidency despite the Trump administration’s claim that it had frozen the transfer of the funds. “We have already received the last sum assigned by […]

Trump freezes Obama’s last-minute $221 million gift to Palestinians

Trump freezes Obama’s last-minute $221 million gift to Palestinians

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2017 A payment of $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) that was authorized in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency has been frozen by the Trump administration. U.S. officials informed PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Jan. 24 that the funds were not expected to be handed over […]

Trump tells Netanyahu direct talks are the only hope for peace

Trump tells Netanyahu direct talks are the only hope for peace

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2017 Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) will require direct talks between the two parties, U.S. President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 22. The two leaders spoke by phone in their first conversation since Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20. Trump invited Netanyahu […]

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 […]

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