Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2019 A flurry developments on the Middle East peace front are preceding the Trump administration’s expected unveiling next month of its peace plan for the region. On March 11, the Trump administration’s Middle East peace team met in Washington with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. On March 12, Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Putin agrees with Trump on securing Israel’s border with Syria

Putin agrees with Trump on securing Israel’s border with Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2018 The United States and Russia “will work jointly” to ensure the security of Israel at its border with Syria, President Donald Trump said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16. “We both spoke with Bibi (Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu) and they would like to do certain […]

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2018 Israel, during secret exchanges with Iran, said it would not intervene in fighting in southwestern Syria if Hizbullah and Iran-backed Shi’ite militias are not involved, a report said. The indirect negotiations between Israel and Iran were held in Jordan, according to Elaph, a Saudi-owned website. The report, which has […]

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Iran did not consult with Syrian President Bashar Assad on its intention to launch a missile attack on Israel from Syria, a report said. Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli territory on May 9, but Iran’s military and political leadership did not inform its Syria allies […]

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 Israeli warplanes hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on May 9 in one of its largest military operations in recent years. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that 28 Israeli planes took part in the airstrikes and fired a total of around 60 missiles. “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 […]

Reports: Israeli strikes in Syria hit missile depot held by Iran, Hizbullah

Reports: Israeli strikes in Syria hit missile depot held by Iran, Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 Reports from Syria on May 8 said that Israeli warplanes struck an Iranian weapons depot south of Damascus. Syrian media reported a number of explosions were heard in the Kisweh area. The reported attack came hours after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the nuclear agreement […]

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 Several senior-level commanders for Islamic State (ISIS) who have fled Iraq and northern Syria are running a terror training camp near Israel’s Golan Heights, a report said. The commanders have recruited 300 local youths, according to Israel’s Channel 2. The report showed video footage of the camp and training […]

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2017 Israel is seeking a demilitarized buffer zone in southern Syria that would prevent Hizbullah and “other Iranian-backed militias” from operating in the area, a report said. Israel wants the buffer zone to extend some 30 miles (48 kilometers) beyond the Israeli-Syrian border on the Golan Heights, the Times of […]

Israel strikes Assad regime targets after errant mortars from Syria land in Israeli territory

Israel strikes Assad regime targets after errant mortars from Syria land in Israeli territory

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2017 Israel, which has for the most part stayed out of the civil war in Syria, launched airstrikes on Assad regime targets on June 24 in response to wayward mortar shell fire in Syria that landed in Israeli territory. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israeli warplanes attacked a […]

Netanyahu to urge Putin to block permanent foothold for Iran in Syria

Netanyahu to urge Putin to block permanent foothold for Iran in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will press Russian President Valdimir Putin not to allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria. Netanyahu, who is traveling to Moscow on March 9 for a meeting with Putin, told his cabinet on March 5 he will seek “specific […]