Report: Israel strikes Syrian army outposts near Damascus

Report: Israel strikes Syrian army outposts near Damascus

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli rockets struck Syrian army outposts near Damascus on Feb. 17, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to the Observatory and a report by Reuters, the outposts south of Damascus were hit by three Israeli rockets. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently that Israel “is active from time […]

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com President Abdul Fatah Sisi’s overhaul of Egypt’s education system will include, for the first time, fact-based instruction on the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. A report by Army Radio on Feb. 17 said the new curriculum pushed by Sisi “does not stray into the aggressive, biased characterizations of Israel as […]

Report: Egypt’s Sisi gives rare praise to Netanyahu’s ‘great powers’

Report: Egypt’s Sisi gives rare praise to Netanyahu’s ‘great powers’

Special to WorldTribune.com In a remarkable homage from Egypt’s leader to Israel’s leader, President Abdul Fatah Sisi said recently that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “possesses great powers.” The rare quote of praise was posted to Twitter on Feb. 14 by Zvika Klein, a reporter for Makor Rishon. Sisi told a delegation of the Conference of […]

Comedian Jackie Mason: Hollywood should blacklist celebrities who boycott Israel

Comedian Jackie Mason: Hollywood should blacklist celebrities who boycott Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Celebrities who have profited with the help of Jewish people and then turn around and boycott Israel are “disgusting” and should be blacklisted by Hollywood, according to comedian Jackie Mason. “If not for the Jews who created the industry in Hollywood, all these people would never have a job and would never […]

Israel’s Ya’alon and Jordan’s King Abdullah meet in Munich

Israel’s Ya’alon and Jordan’s King Abdullah meet in Munich

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Jordan’s King Abdullah met on Feb. 12 to discuss bilateral relations as well as “ways to breathe life” into the Israel-Palestinian peace process. The meeting, during a security conference in Munich, Germany, was the first between a senior Israeli official and Jordan’s king since the autumn […]

Evidence of gravitational waves detected 100 years after prediction by Einstein’s theory of relativity

Evidence of gravitational waves detected 100 years after prediction by Einstein’s theory of relativity

Special to WorldTribune.com Nice going, Einstein. A century after predicting the existence of gravitational waves in his theory of relativity, scientists proved Albert Einstein right again as on Feb. 11 they announced the detection of the waves. Einstein theorized that “space and time are interwoven into something called ‘spacetime’ — adding a fourth dimension to […]

Egypt’s Sisi hosts key American Jewish leaders

Egypt’s Sisi hosts key American Jewish leaders

Special to WorldTribune.com A delegation of American Jewish leaders met with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi on Feb. 11 to discuss Cairo’s security cooperation with Israel and U.S.-Egypt relations. The meetings between Sisi as well as other Egyptian officials, and 36 members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations was described as […]

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the U.S. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically. On the plus […]

Netanyahu plans fences ‘to surround all of Israel’ to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Netanyahu plans fences ‘to surround all of Israel’ to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Special to WorldTribune.com The entirety of Israel should be surrounded by fences to protect against infiltration from “wild beasts,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 9. “At the end of the day as I see it, there will be a fence … surrounding Israel in its entirety. We will surround the entire state of […]

Israeli Arab lawmaker takes ‘our struggle’ to the White House

Israeli Arab lawmaker takes ‘our struggle’ to the White House

Special to WorldTribune.com After failing to make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front, the Obama administration turned its attention this week to Israeli Arabs. The White House and State Department hosted Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Ahmed Tibi of Israel’s Joint List party. Tibi met with U.S. President Barak Obama’s chief adviser to the Middle East, […]

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