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 […]

Pompeo blasts UN failure to condemn Hamas rocket barrage; Bahrain hits Hizbullah tunnels

Pompeo blasts UN failure to condemn Hamas rocket barrage; Bahrain hits Hizbullah tunnels

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2018 The UN’s decision to not condemn Hamas for its recent rocket attacks on Israel is “disgraceful” and “shameful,” U.S. officials said. Meanwhile Israel, supported by the current U.S. administration, continued to shore up ties in the region with the Gulf Arab states including Bahrain which publicly attacked Hizbullah tunnels […]

Israel on brink of war as ‘deal of the century’ waits in the wings

Israel on brink of war as ‘deal of the century’ waits in the wings

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2018 More than 450 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel on Nov. 12 and Israel responded by hitting over 70 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets, reports said. The Jerusalem Post reported on Nov. 13 that Hamas requested a ceasefire with Israel via four mediators – Egypt, the […]

U.S. envoy: Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ to be released ‘soon’

U.S. envoy: Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ to be released ‘soon’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump will “soon” release his plan for Israel-Palestinian peace and both sides should not “listen to rumors” about the plan, White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said. Trump’s proposal will be for a complete solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict as interim solutions have not worked […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palestinian agency protests U.S. funding cut; Trump’s special representative hits Hamas tunnels

Palestinian agency protests U.S. funding cut; Trump’s special representative hits Hamas tunnels

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2018 While thousands of employees of the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees marched in the Gaza Strip to protest U.S. cuts in aid to the agency, an envoy for President Donald Trump said it is Hamas that is stifling “Gaza’s chance for success.” The Trump administration earlier this month suspended […]