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Text of Netanyahu speech to Congress: ‘Very bad deal . . . paves Iran’s path to bomb’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Following is the full text of the address to the U.S. Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: NETANYAHU: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Reports: Saudis might help Israel attack Iran

Israeli F-15 fighter jets refuel in the Negev desert. /Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Amid the drama of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington, another element of a major story has been overlooked. Arab governments share Israel’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program but also intensely feel the implications of […]

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Egypt court finds ‘terrorist’ Hamas joined forces with Brotherhood in Sinai

Palestinian security forces of theHamas government near the border of Egypt in Rafah on Feb. 10. / Abed Rahim Khatib / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A civil court here has ruled on Feb. 28 that Hamas is a “terrorist organization” that has targeted civilians and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. “It has been proven without any doubt that the […]

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French rattled by drone sighting near landmarks; Morocco bans imports

The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Special to WorldTribune.com In the past week, the government of Morocco banned all import of drones for security reasons, and unidentified drones were spotted flying near the U.S. embassy in Paris. “Of course terrorists could very well use not just […]

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Desperate Libyan leader warns of more air strikes with Egypt against ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi, third from right. / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO – Libya’s Abdullah al-Thani has threatened new joint air strikes with Egypt against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Libya. Such strikes on ISIL sites in Derna were mounted Feb. 16 after ISIL […]

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Soros-backed J Street mounts all-out crusade against Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

George Soros.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz The J Street lobbying group is running a media campaign opposing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress. J Street claims to be “the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace […]

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Israel, Jordan sign historic water deal

The Dead Sea.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel and Jordan on Feb. 26 signed a deal to provide drinking water to Jordan while helping revive the Dead Sea. The agreement calls for a pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and a […]

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Netanyahu on March 3 speech: ‘I am going there to try to stop the deal from happening’

Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech to Congress on May 24, 2011. / Avi Ohayon / GPO / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a local radio station that his speech next week to Congress is critical because he believes only Congress can at this point can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. “I […]

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Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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