No worries: Soft words and lots of them

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

Wesley Pruden Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are men trapped in pickles. As the prime minister, Bibi’s first duty is to assure the survival of Israel. Against the prospect of another Holocaust, nothing else matters. Barack Obama’s pickle is a whopper made of his own bungling, and his stiffing the Israelis is part of that […]

Former Cheney official: Neither U.S. party will back pre-emptive strike on Iran

Former Cheney official: Neither U.S. party will back pre-emptive strike on Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — A former senior U.S. official has warned Israel not to expect help from Washington in any attack on Iran. A former White House adviser ruled out the prospect that Washington would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. David Wurmser, a senior adviser to then-Vice President Richard Cheney, said […]

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

Special to WorldTribune.com   November 28, 2007 By Trude B. Feldman, White House and State Dept. Correspondent ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – It is now 30 years since Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar el Sadat electrified the world and altered indelibly the Arab-Israeli conflict with his startling three-day journey to Jerusalem. [See also:  Morsi looks to revise 1979 Egypt-Israel […]

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Wesley Pruden The Democrats have a Jewish problem, and his name is Barack Obama. Reluctantly, many Jews, loyal Democrats by birth and tradition, have concluded that he’s not The One they thought he was. With even greater reluctance, the White House has concluded that their Jewish problem is real, growing, and they better do something […]

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — […]

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel reported that it was about to complete its barrier along the border with Egypt. Officials said the Defense Ministry expected to complete the 220-kilometer border fence with Egypt by August. They said the barrier would be enhanced with electronic and other monitoring devices over the next few months. […]

Jihad day care: Gaza kindergartners learn how to be terrorists

Jihad day care: Gaza kindergartners learn how to be terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad has moved into education and social welfare in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Jihad has been opening kindergartens, day care centers and charities as part of an effort to expand its base in the Gaza Strip. The sources said the campaign has been funded […]

Tips from Al Qaida: How to start forest fires in the West

Tips from Al Qaida: How to start forest fires in the West

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Al Qaida has urged Muslims to torch forests as part of the Islamic war against the West. Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has called on followers to set fires in forests in enemy states as part of what the network termed holy war. AQAP, deemed the greatest threat to […]

U.S. ties Israel aid to Iron Dome technology access

U.S. ties Israel aid to Iron Dome technology access

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has conditioned aid for Israeli missile and rocket defense to propriety rights in the new Iron Dome system. Congress has stipulated that U.S. aid for the production of Israeli missile defense systems would be linked to access to technology. The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, in […]

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch In an April 4th New York Times op ed article, Tom Friedman endorsed what he designated to be “non-violent resistance by Palestinians” against Israel. He added that Palestinians need to “accompany every boycott, hunger strike or rock they throw at Israel with a detailed map” delineating their territorial demands. […]