Hamas demands to add its members to list of families supported by Qatari grants

July 6, 2021 by  
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The Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper, which has good sources in Hamas, reported Monday that Egypt is asking Hamas to wait for Israel’s response regarding the demands of terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip put forward regarding a possible prisoner exchange deal and parameters for the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip. Read more

Hamas agrees to new mechanism for receiving Qatari money

June 30, 2021 by  
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A new agreement between Israel and Qatar will enable the entry of Qatari funds into the Gaza Strip as early as this weekend, Arab sources confirmed yesterday. Read more

Qatar offers Hamas-ruled Gaza $500 million to rebuild

May 28, 2021 by  
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Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, announced on Wednesday that the Gulf state would give $500 million to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after an 11-day conflict with Israel. Read more

How will we know who won the war?

May 24, 2021 by  
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Maybe one day, we will discover that the impetus for Hamas’s latest onslaught against Israel wasn’t the pending Israeli Supreme Court decision about whether or not to respect the property rights of Jewish landlords in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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Qatari TV host claims Israelis stole from Dubai hotels

January 7, 2021 by  
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Israeli media picked up a story reported by a Qatari TV host last week, claiming that Israelis had been caught stealing from hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The unverified report was uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than 300,000 times. Read more

Gulf states reach deal to end blockade against Qatar

January 5, 2021 by  
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The Gulf states have reached an agreement to end the three-year-old boycott of Qatar, announced Kuwait’s foreign minister on Monday. Read more

Turkey’s bid to return to Ottoman-era glory endangers Israel and the region

September 13, 2020 by  
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has high ambitions. He wants to take his country back to what he perceives as the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, but the leader, who has been described as “pugnacious” and has been at the pinnacle of power since 2002, appears to be leading the country down the wrong path as he quashes secularism, supports radical Islamism, suppresses democratic reforms and adopts a forceful foreign-policy approach that aims to assert Turkish hegemony in the region. Read more

Israelis welcome to attend 2022 World Cup, says Qatari official

January 1, 2020 by  
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Israelis will be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the supreme committee, which is in charge of the tournament, told ESPN earlier this week. Read more

Lieberman’s sudden resignation exposes deep rift over Gaza strategy

November 16, 2018 by  
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For several weeks, Israel’s outgoing Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman had made his dissatisfaction with Israel’s approach to Hamas in Gaza public—very public. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘existential threat’

July 29, 2018 by  
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On the evening of Monday, July 23, the parliamentary group of the British Labour Party held what Sky News called an “emotionally charged meeting,” during which they endorsed the definition of anti-Semitism used by hundreds of government departments, law-enforcement agencies, municipal authorities and community associations around the world…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Say it loud, say it clear: no World Cup for Qatar…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

June 2, 2015 by  
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In a normal world, it wouldn’t be Israel that is the target of a campaign for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. The tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar is a far better candidate. Read more

Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

September 30, 2014 by  
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Who are we at war with in the Middle East?…asks Ben Cohen/JNS.org Read more