Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2018 Russia on Oct. 2 said that it had completed delivery of the S-300 missile system to Syria, a move the U.S. said would be a “serious escalation” of tensions in the region. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the S-300 has been delivered and that work on preparation and […]

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sept. 27 told the United Nations General Assembly that Iran maintains a secret nuclear program storage site. Netanyahu displayed maps and photographs of what he said is a “secret atomic warehouse” in the Turquzabad district of Teheran. The facility is used for “storing […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 After his own Defense Ministry had blamed Israel for Syria’s shooting down of a Russian warplane over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 18 backtracked and concluded that the incident, in which 15 Russian personnel died, was an accident. “It rather looks like a chain of […]

Trump praised in Israel as ‘extraordinary president’ after closing PLO embassy

Trump praised in Israel as ‘extraordinary president’ after closing PLO embassy

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2018 While European leaders “continue to suck up” to the Palestinians, U.S. President Donald Trump took the bold step of closing down the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, a move that will hopefully resonate in Ramallah, an analyst said. “For years the PLO has become accustomed to receiving […]

Trump closes PLO office in DC as critical address to UN General Assembly looms

Trump closes PLO office in DC as critical address to UN General Assembly looms

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Sept. 10 announced the Trump administration is shutting down the Washington, D.C. office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that the administration had allowed the PLO office to remain open since the expiration of a […]

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2018 Jerusalem was said to be taken aback after South Korea reportedly rejected an official visit to Seoul by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Ynet reported that Seoul did not explain its refusal, “but their rejection was undeniable.” South Korea may have been disappointed that Israel did not send congratulations after […]

Netanyahu sees ‘path to peace’ through normalized ties with Arab states

Netanyahu sees ‘path to peace’ through normalized ties with Arab states

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2018 Iran’s “aggression” in the Middle East could lead wary Arab nations to normalize ties with Israel and ultimately result in peace between the Jewish state and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “Many Arab countries now see Israel not as their enemy but as their indispensable ally […]

Bolton in Mideast: Iran one of four powers taking aim at U.S. elections

Bolton in Mideast: Iran one of four powers taking aim at U.S. elections

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has put a “real crimp” into Teheran’s economy, said national security adviser John Bolton, and the Islamic Republic may try to retaliate by meddling in the U.S. midterm elections. Iran, Russia, China and North Korea are the four […]

‘High price’ for peace: Trump line at West Virginia rally raises eyebrows in Israel

‘High price’ for peace: Trump line at West Virginia rally raises eyebrows in Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2018 Israel will have to pay a “high price” for peace in the Middle East and the Palestinians will “get something very good” in return for the U.S. moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Aug. 21. While not going into detail as to what […]

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