‘No appreciation or respect’: Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians

‘No appreciation or respect’: Trump cuts $200 million in aid to Palestinians

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the slashing of $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), the State Department said on Aug. 24. The announcement came after a review examining U.S. aid to the PA was ordered, with the Trump administration saying it sought to ensure any funds sent to […]

Obama White House slams Israel on settlements, betrayal of trust following aid deal

Obama White House slams Israel on settlements, betrayal of trust following aid deal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2016 Israel’s plan to construct new home in the West Bank is a betrayal of the U.S.’s trust, the Obama administration suggested in a blunt statement from the White House. Press secretary Josh Earnest on Oct. 5 criticized Israel’s construction of 300 housing units on land “far closer to Jordan […]

Israeli minister: Obama administration should worry about Syria, not Shiloh

Israeli minister: Obama administration should worry about Syria, not Shiloh

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2016 The “Middle East is burning” and the Obama administration is obsessing over “a few housing units” in Israel, the Israeli Justice Minister said in response to the U.S. State Department’s scolding over new settlements. On Oct. 5, the State Department released a statement saying it “strongly condemn[s] the Israeli […]

Loss of hundreds of Palestinians’ jobs blamed on boycott Israel movement

Loss of hundreds of Palestinians’ jobs blamed on boycott Israel movement

Special to WorldTribune.com Hundreds of Palestinians have found the boycott Israel movement is hurting them more than Israel. The Israeli soft drinks company SodaStream laid off the last of its Palestinian workers on Feb. 29. The company, under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, closed its plant in a Jewish West Bank […]

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported a sharp increase in insurgency attacks. The Israel Security Agency said strikes from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Egypt nearly doubled in September 2012. ISA reported 91 attacks in September compared to 51 during the previous month. “The increase was most prominent in attacks originating in […]

Jordan defers to Islamists, allows ‘March to Jerusalem’

Jordan defers to Islamists, allows ‘March to Jerusalem’

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan, under strong pressure from the Islamist opposition and its foreign backers has allowed a scheduled march by up to one million Muslims to Israel. Officials said the Hashemite kingdom has relayed formal approval for the so-called “Global March to Jerusalem” on March 30.  The procession, organized by Hamas and […]