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 […]

Netanyahu cites ‘growing connection between Israeli companies and the Arab world’

Netanyahu cites ‘growing connection between Israeli companies and the Arab world’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2018 Israel is engaged in “a process of normalization” with Arab states which could “create the conditions” for ties to the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “A great change has been created here. The Arab world needs technology and innovation. It needs water, electricity, medical care and high-tech. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oman defends Netanyahu’s visit: ‘Israel is a fact of life’

Oman defends Netanyahu’s visit: ‘Israel is a fact of life’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2018 Arab nations should consider Israel as an equal, Oman’s foreign minister said after the nation was highly criticized in the Arab world for hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We should consider giving equal treatment to Israel among the other countries in the Middle East. Jews are part of […]

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 […]

‘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 […]