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 […]

PepsiCo buys Israeli company that was targeted by boycott movement – for $3.2 billion

PepsiCo buys Israeli company that was targeted by boycott movement – for $3.2 billion

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2018 PepsiCo on Aug. 20 bought the Israeli carbonated drink company SodaStream for $3.2 billion. SodaStream had long been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which heavily criticized the company for operating a factory in the West Bank. The BDS backlash led SodaStream to relocate the […]

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 […]

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2018 The New York Times has criticized Israel for its rescuing of hundreds of Syrian civilians because the Jewish state’s humanitarian actions are “creating friction” with Syrian President Bashar Assad, a columnist noted. “Even in a world where Israel is routinely blamed for a remarkable variety of problems, this one is […]

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 Israel on July 22 rejected Russia’s offer of a buffer zone that would keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line. Meanwhile, Israel on July 24 said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights. Israel’s military said it fired […]

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