According to ‘Aviation Bridge’ CEO, the private Israeli airline has recently begun advertising its executive jet flight services from Israel to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
By Itay Blumenthal
Business and privet jets flying from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport to the United Arab Emirates are a fairly regular occurrence, although such flights have been usually kept under wraps. But now that the two countries have begun to cement their relationship, such flights are no longer kept secret.
This is the case with private Israeli airline “Aviation Bridge,” which has recently begun advertising flights to the Persian Gulf States on their website, including Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Continue Reading »
The Qatari Sheikh tweets, US President Donald Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ peace-deal “will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to Egypt, Jordan and possibly Morocco.”
By i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff
Qatar’s former prime minister claimed on Monday that a non-aggression pact between Gulf states and Israel will soon be signed and may include the North African country of Morocco.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim declared: “On December 14 last year, I posted a tweet in which I spoke about the deal of the century and said that it would be announced at the beginning of this year. Continue Reading »
Although the FIFA Ethics Code prohibits host countries from discriminating against fans based on their nationality, the advocacy group StandWithUs petitioned the Int’l Football Association as to why Israel was not on the list of countries that require a visa to attend the 2022 World Cup.
By Dan Lavie
The Israel advocacy group StandWithUs called on the international soccer governing FIFA to ensure Israelis would be allowed to visit Qatar during the World Cup tournament in 2022.
The organization made the plea after it was revealed that Israel was not included in the online list of countries from which foreigners can obtain an entry visa to the Arab state for the purpose of attending the soccer competition. Continue Reading »
Hamas leaders and Abbas’ archenemy Mohammed Dahlan met in Cairo last Friday with Egyptian officials on how to comply and pay Hamas’ blackmail of monthly payments of $15 million in cash to counter Abbas’ ending of electricity funding for the strip and his stopping salaries of ‘state employees’ in Gaza.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In a scene reminiscent of a mafia movie, a vehicle with three suitcases stuffed with $15 million in cash passed through the Erez crossing on Thursday.
News of the transaction was reported by KAN News, which showed a photo of the three suitcases on the back seat of a vehicle. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the Qatar crisis offers “opportunity for cooperation” between Israel and Arab Gulf states.
– Qatar, a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran, is being isolated for destabilizing the mid-East and Africa.
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday said that the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Arab Gulf neighbors is an “opportunity for cooperation” between Israel and Arab Gulf states and could herald a broad anti-terror alliance.
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman – Screenshot from Facebook video
“It is clear to everyone, even in the Arab countries, that the real danger to the entire region is terrorism,” said Lieberman. Continue Reading »
Lebanese media reported that senior Hamas officials received a list of fellow members who must leave Doha.
– Qatar’s decision comes less than a fortnight after US President Donald Trump met with Muslim leaders calling Hamas a terrorist organization.
By Roi Kais
Diplomatic sources told the Lebanese Al Mayadeen network that Qatar had given Hamas a list of names of movement members who were required to leave the Qatari capital, Doha. According to the sources, the list includes mainly Hamas members who are responsible for coordinating with the organization’s leadership in the West Bank.
It was also claimed that a Qatari envoy had met with prominent Hamas figures to deliver the list. Continue Reading »
Senior Hamas officials meet in Qatar to weigh reaching deal with Jewish State that would allow Gaza a seaport in exchange for a 5-year halt in its ‘armed resistance’ against Israel.
By Elior Levy & i24news
Leading members of Hamas are meeting in Qatar to discuss a proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Israel, the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper reported Monday.
IDF soldier observes Hamas road construction on Gaza border – Photo: Yoav Zitun
The truce proposal, which is backed by both Qatar and Turkey, is based on an outline formulated by UN special envoy to the Middle East Nikolay Mladenov, according to Israel Radio. Continue Reading »
Using soccer as a weapon would cause a deterioration in Arab-Jewish relations & make the soccer teams under Qatar’s sponsorship a hub of friction & provocation.
By Ari Yashar
A new research article citing Arabic media sources reveals that Qatar is backing Jibril Rajoub, who was behind the recent failed Palestinian Authority (PA) effort to ban Israel at FIFA, as a replacement for Mahmoud Abbas as PA chairman when – and if – he steps down.
Pinhas Inbar made the revelation on Tuesday in an in-depth article on the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs website. The Center is a research institute headed by Dr. Continue Reading »
Conflicting reports when Gaza-based terror group was swift in issuing a denial of the Associated Press report, but Israel lauds reported Qatari decision.
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashal was expelled from his hideaway in Qatar, the Associated Press news agency reported on Tuesday. However the Gaza-based terror group was swift in issuing a denial of the claims.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in his “hideout” in Doha, Qatar during Gaza conflict – AP
“There is no truth to what some media outlets have published over the departure by brother Khaled Mashal from Doha,” Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq was quoted by Reuters as saying. Continue Reading »
In attempts to reestablish relations with Cairo, Qatar will try to stop Hamas’ incitement against Egypt, as well as end Gaza’s illegal transfer of weapons to Sinai terrorist groups.
Doha has informed the Hamas leadership that it intends to temporarily stop its support for the Gaza-based organization in an attempt to pressure it to change its policies vis-a-vis Egypt, according to Al-Jarida, a Kuwaiti daily newspaper.
An aerial view of Doha, Qatar’s capital. – Photo: REUTERS
Qatar seeks to stop Hamas’ incitement against Egypt as well as put an end to the illegal transfer of weapons from the Gaza Strip to terrorist groups in Sinai, a senior Egyptian official told the Arabic-language paper. Continue Reading »
Gulf state’s emir tells Doha
Forum, “Our region will not see peace unless we see a resolution to the Palestinian issue.”
Qatar’s emir, who has thrown his state’s riches behind Arab uprisings, said on Monday that the emergence of ‘people power’ had put Arabs in direct confrontation with Israel and made a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more pressing.
Qatari PM Al Thani (L) and Kerry during press conference – Photo: AP
“We heard in the past that reform (in the Arab world) must wait until a peaceful settlement with Israel is achieved, but everybody should realize that such belief is now unfounded after the Arab Spring revolts,” Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told a conference in the Qatari capital. Continue Reading »
Qatar’s Emir calls to establish a $1 billion fund to keep Jerusalem Muslim & promises to contributed $250 million to it.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
Qatar called on Tuesday for the immediate establishment of a $1 billion fund to help Palestinians in east Jerusalem, and offered to contribute $250 million to it.
E1 area, officially called Mevaseret Adumim, located in the Judean Desert – Screenshot
Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, made the proposal at the opening of an Arab summit in Doha that is expected to focus on the crisis in Syria and stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue Reading »