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 […]

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 […]

Making world safe again: Trump declares end to N. Korean crisis, looks to Mideast

Making world safe again: Trump declares end to N. Korean crisis, looks to Mideast

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on June 13. “Everybody can feel much safer than the day I took office. Meeting with Kim Jong-Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” Trump […]

Trump strengthens evangelical ties with prison rehabilitation reform initiatives

Trump strengthens evangelical ties with prison rehabilitation reform initiatives

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2018 President Donald Trump has stepped up his administration’s outreach to evangelicals, who turned out in huge numbers to support him in 2016. “The administration wants to assist long-time prison reform advocates with their initiative to create a prison system that will rehabilitate citizens who have made mistakes, paid the […]

Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2017 Jordan’s King Abdullah II expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for the U.S. administration’s “active engagement” in “containing” the Temple Mount crisis. Muslims returned to pray at the Temple Mount on July 27 after nearly two weeks of boycotting prayers at the holy site, the Jerusalem Post reported. […]

Back channels to foreign leaders: Shocking or business as usual?

Back channels to foreign leaders: Shocking or business as usual?

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2017 Establishing so-called “back channels” with foreign governments is not the big deal the major media is making it out to be, Trump administration officials and analysts say. Asked about reports that U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner had attempted to set up a secret channel of […]

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 A public overture by the Saudi king to the U.S. president’s wife “signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior,” in Saudi Arabia, said an analysis of the president’s Middle East trip and his much-heralded deal with the kingdom. […]

Fight for control of the Trump’s NSC? Warring narratives rage in DC media

Fight for control of the Trump’s NSC? Warring narratives rage in DC media

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 The centrist and nationalist wings within President Donald Trump’s National Security Council (NSC) are battling for ultimate control of the most pressing foreign policy decisions, according to D.C. media outlets. But is the fight for real or is it media factions outside the White House that is obsessed with […]