Tag Archive for Qatar

U.S. undermining Israel, Blinken inserts Qatar over Jerusalem’s objections

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken invites Qatar to participated in a meeting without Israel, to help build Gaza pier over Israeli objections.
– Official says a Qatari port in Gaza is a dream come true for Hamas.

By Itamar Eichner, Yuval Karni


The United States decided to bring Qatar in to participate in the construction and management of the temporary pier in Gaza, that will bring humanitarian aid into the Strip, despite Israel’s objections. “Qatari involvement in a port in Gaza would be a dream come true for Hamas and it is too bad that Israel missed the gravity of the situation in time to stop it,” according to an Israeli official. Continue Reading »

Israel’s ‘no longer kept secret’ flightpath to the Arabian Gulf

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 »

Former Qatari PM Tweets: Israel and Gulf states plan to sign non-aggression pact

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 »

FIFA breaks on rules by excluding only Israelis from upcoming World Cup

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 »

Qatar to pay Hamas blackmail of $15M/per month to end border violence

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.



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 »

6 Islamic States sever all ties with Qatar, opening door for Israeli-Arab Gulf cooperation


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.

By i24NEWS


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 »

ARAB REPORT: List of Hamas terrorists required to leave Doha


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 »

Palestine Media Report: Hamas in Qatar Discussing 5-Year Cease-Fire

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 at Gaza border (Photo: Yoav Zitun)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 »

Qatar Promoting Rajoub to Replace the Moderate Abbas

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 »

AP reports: Hamas Chief Khaled Mashal Ousted From Qatar Hideout


Conflicting reports when Gaza-based terror group was swift in issuing a denial of the Associated Press report, but Israel lauds reported Qatari decision.

By i24news


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 »

Kuwaiti daily newspaper reports Qatar freezes support for Hamas


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

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 »

Qatar: Arab Turmoil makes Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement more pressing

Gulf state’s emir tells Doha


Forum, “Our region will not see peace unless we see a resolution to the Palestinian issue.”

By Reuters

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.

קרי במסיבת עיתונאים עם ראש הממשלה א-תאני (צילום: AP)

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 proposes $1 billion fund for de-Judaization of Jerusalem


Qatar’s Emir calls to establish a $1 billion fund to keep Jerusalem Muslim & promises to contributed $250 million to it.



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 »

PA arrests Palestinian over participating in Al Jazeera course

Journalist is facing incarceration by Palestinian Authority security forces for visiting Qatar to participate in Al-Jazeera training program.



A Palestinian journalist from the West Bank complained Tuesday that Palestinian Authority security forces have been harassing him ever since he visited Qatar.
The Doha skyline - Photo REUTERS

The Doha skyline – Photo REUTERS

The journalist, Tarek al-Sarkaji, said that if visiting Qatar were a crime in the eyes of the PA security forces, then they should also arrest PA President Mahmoud Abbas for visiting the Gulf country.

Al-Sarkaji, who lives in Nablus and also works as a TV producer, said his problems began when he return to the West Bank after attending a training course for the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV station.

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Is Qatar funding the calm in Gaza?

Security source report how money is “flowing into Gaza,” as Qatar Emir’s cash is paying for new construction and infrastructure.


Israeli deterrence has so far successfully kept Hamas from violating the cease-fire reached after an eight-day round of violence in November, but a second factor might also be playing a role in upholding the unprecedented calm along the Gaza-Israel border: economics.

Qatari emir greeted in Gaza by Haniyeh

Qatari emir greeted in Gaza by Haniyeh – Photo: Reuters

Weeks before November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, paid a landmark visit to the Hamasrun enclave, and nearly doubled his country’s investment to Gaza, raising it to 400 million dollars.

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