U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2018 The Trump administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran will go a long way toward choking off the Islamic Republic’s financial support for its terror proxies Hizbullah and Hamas, Washington’s special envoy to Iran said. Earlier this week, Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired over […]

Israel on brink of war as ‘deal of the century’ waits in the wings

Israel on brink of war as ‘deal of the century’ waits in the wings

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2018 More than 450 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel on Nov. 12 and Israel responded by hitting over 70 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets, reports said. The Jerusalem Post reported on Nov. 13 that Hamas requested a ceasefire with Israel via four mediators – Egypt, the […]

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Israel-Arab peace effort is suddenly exploding. But whether all this movement will usher in the Trump Administration’s promise “of a peace of the century” is another question. After a year’s discussions led by Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Administration Special Mideast representative, the president’s design is […]

‘No appreciation or respect’: Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians

‘No appreciation or respect’: Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the slashing of $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), the State Department said on Aug. 24. The announcement came after a review examining U.S. aid to the PA was ordered, with the Trump administration saying it sought to ensure any funds sent to […]

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 […]

U.S. Amb. Haley slams UN resolution, charges Hamas with ‘inciting violence’

U.S. Amb. Haley slams UN resolution, charges Hamas with ‘inciting violence’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 A draft resolution by the UN which condemns Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza is “fundamentally imbalanced” and “ignores basic truths about the situation in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. The Arab-backed draft resolution condemns Israel’s use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” against Palestinian […]

Israel ties Iran to May 29 rocket barrage from Gaza

Israel ties Iran to May 29 rocket barrage from Gaza

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 Israel says Iran is behind the rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip on May 29 which resulted in the most serious escalation on Israel’s southern front in four years, a report said. The Iranian-funded Islamic Jihad and Hamas fired 180 projectiles, including mass produced 120mm mortars and more accurate […]

Haley: Palestinians ‘deserve a better life’ . . . without Hamas

Haley: Palestinians ‘deserve a better life’ . . . without Hamas

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on May 30 slammed the UN Security Council for its failure to condemn Hamas for its recent rocket attacks on Israel. “As I have asked my colleagues before, I will ask you again today. Who among us would accept 70 rockets launched […]

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 Turkey and Israel engaged in a war of words following deadly riots on the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, the same day the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel.” […]