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Israel gets unexpected boost from ancient enemy amid the disturbing decline of top ally

The Israel-Egypt border at Sinai.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Various regional developments are proceeding almost unnoticed in the Middle East, even by the Israeli press. Consider President al-Sisi’s isolation of Gaza. As usual, truly important developments are obscured by the daily crush of […]

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Obama team’s reaction to ISIL offensive got Hagel fired

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, resigns at the White House yesterday. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has claimed its first high-level political casualty. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been forced to resign amid his disagreement over the war against ISIL in […]

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Former CIA director warns U.S. knows too little about Iran’s nuclear program

Former CIA director Michael Hayden.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress, on the eve of the Nov. 24 deadline, has been warned against an inadequate Western nuclear agreement with Iran. A House panel was told that the U.S. intelligence community continues to lack data on […]

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Congress giving extra scrutiny to new Iraq military requests

ISIL fighters on top of a captured military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria. / Raqqa Media Center / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress, skeptical of the military’s ability, has been closely examining Iraqi’s request for combat platforms. Congressional sources said the House and Senate were Iraq’s requests for main battle tanks and armored fighting vehicles. They said […]

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It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto President Barack Obama is in open defiance of the U.S. Constitution. This week, in an address to the nation, he announced he is granting relief from deportation to approximately 4 to 5 million illegal […]

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Legacy watch: Israel should beware a wounded Obama

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The lamed U.S. president might well seek to repair his reputation abroad — at Israel’s expense. The potential consequences of the Republican sweep of the 2014 midterm elections should be neither over-stated nor under-stated, […]

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Strategic impact of mid-term elections: GOP still silent on new U.S. policy

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. Voters in the United States of America could not have spoken more clearly than they did on Nov. 4, when, in the mid-term Congressional and gubernatorial elections, they […]

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America’s political ‘takeaway’: A Congress that has abdicated its responsibility for the U.S.

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The U.S. exercise in democracy is a drama that’s turning from success story to farce, and may wind up in tragedy. That’s the “takeaway” — a word that’s come into vogue for wrapping […]

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President Obama seen curtailing support for Israel after midterm elections

Goldberg wrote that 'relations between Israel and the United States were moving toward a "full-blown crisis.' / Atlantic

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to be preparing to end diplomatic support for Israel by 2015, according to a leading U.S. journalist. The journalist, who enjoys close ties to the White House, said the United […]

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Poll of legal Gulf Arab residents negative to U.S., backs peace with Israel

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A poll has reported that most Gulf Arab nationals support peace with Israel and oppose the United States. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy commissioned a poll in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United […]

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