‘Take it or leave it’: Peace plan highlights contrast with Obama’s Mideast policy

‘Take it or leave it’: Peace plan highlights contrast with Obama’s Mideast policy

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2020 President Donald Trump on Tuesday aimed at reviving a Middle East peace process which went comatose under President Barack Obama. In issuing his “Deal of the Century” plan, Trump also took a decidedly different approach than his predecessor, James S. Robbins noted in a Jan. 28 analysis for USA […]

Saudi official: Arab world ‘could benefit’ from normalizing relations with Israel

Saudi official: Arab world ‘could benefit’ from normalizing relations with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2019 Palestinian leaders are being “irresponsible” for not considering normalizing relations with Israel or accepting the U.S. “Deal of the Century” which would mean a financial windfall for the Palestinian people, a Saudi diplomat said. “History and Allah brought a real opportunity,” the diplomat told Israelis via an interview in […]

Palestinian leader curses White House peace plan: May ‘Deal of Shame . . . go to hell’

Palestinian leader curses White House peace plan: May ‘Deal of Shame . . . go to hell’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2019 Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas said the “Deal of the Century” can “go to hell.” Abbas also said the PA will not accept the upcoming economic workshop in Bahrain or its results, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The Trump administration plans […]

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2019 China and Russia have decided not to participate in next month’s workshop in Bahrain at which the United States plans to unveil the economic component of its Middle East peace plan dubbed the “Deal of the Century.” Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat […]

Gulf states to participate in ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference backed by White House

Gulf states to participate in ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference backed by White House

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2019 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have confirmed they will attend the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop sponsored by the White House and hosted by Bahrain next month. The Trump administration said it would release the economic component of its long-awaited “Deal of the Century” Middle East peace plan […]

Saudi editor to Palestinians: ‘Give peace a chance’

Saudi editor to Palestinians: ‘Give peace a chance’

FPI / May 15, 2019 By World Israel News.com Arab News editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas wrote on Wednesday in his publication that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” Middle East peace plan may reverse course for the Palestinians in a positive way and make peace more possible. The column ran as Palestinians held […]

Kushner: ‘Deal of the century’ will be good ‘starting point’ to ‘better life’

Kushner: ‘Deal of the century’ will be good ‘starting point’ to ‘better life’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal will be a “good starting point” to address the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict and a business plan to help the two sides have a better life, White House adviser Jared Kushner said. The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” is scheduled to […]

Warring Palestinian factions struggle for unity against looming ‘Deal of the Century’

Warring Palestinian factions struggle for unity against looming ‘Deal of the Century’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 28, 2019 Rival Palestinian organizations in the Gaza Strip are preparing to resist the Middle East peace plan set to be unveiled in June by the Trump administration. Fundamental to such a strategy would be overcoming the bloody 12-year-long power struggle between Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority. The Gaza […]

Pompeo in testimony touts coming peace plan, won’t commit to ‘two state’ solution

Pompeo in testimony touts coming peace plan, won’t commit to ‘two state’ solution

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2019 The Trump administration will soon present a Mideast peace plan “to resolve a problem that’s been going on for decades and decades that previous administrations couldn’t solve,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on April 9. Testifying before a Senate subcommittee, Pompeo declined to respond when Democrats asked […]

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Leaders from Saudi Arabia and Egypt are encouraging Arab nations to open economic relations with Israel as part of the U.S.’s Middle East peace plan, a report said. During his visit to Cairo this week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman held extensive meetings with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah […]