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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 Palestinians are the latest Middle East citizens to be warned by authorities not to participate in the “Kiki challenge.” In the “Kiki challenge” – which has gone viral on social media – participants get out of a slowly moving car and leave the door open as they dance alongside it […]

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 […]

Pro-Abbas Palestinians rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

Pro-Abbas Palestinians rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2018 Palestinians loyal to Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas rallied in Ramallah on July 2 to protest what they say are attempts by the United States “to impose its plans in the area.” Protesters expressed support for Abbas and the PA leadership’s rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle […]

In walkup to secret peace plan, Trump seeks Gulf state investment in Gaza

In walkup to secret peace plan, Trump seeks Gulf state investment in Gaza

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2018 The Trump administration is looking to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from Gulf states for projects in the Gaza Strip, a report said. Middle East specialists in Washington and London have been focused on still-secret details of the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the […]

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