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07.02.2015 | 15 Tammuz, 5775
One of the items that could be included in an agreement would be the creation of a detached, floating port in Gaza.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
In April, it was reported that only a quarter of the promised $3.5bn pledged to help rebuild Gaza after last summer's war between Hamas and Israel had been delivered.
Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid Mohamed A. Al-Attiyah asserted that the “major issue” behind all the turbulence in the Middle East is “that we are lagging behind on the peace process."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,HERB KEINON
Hamas has denied the reports, contending that its relations with Qatar are unchanged and Mashaal is still in the Gulf nation.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Brookings think tank is home to former Middle East envoy; Arab state’s four-year donation totals $14.8m.
By HERB KEINON
In meeting last month with the emir of Qatar and Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas leader says it wants a full partnership with PA, according to protocol leaked to Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Palestinians and Hamas sympathizers in the Arab press attempt to disseminate the message of "victory" over Israel after the 50-day Operation Protective Edge.
Vast American infrastructure and key assets throughout the country require comprehensive security coordination with the Qatari government.
By MICHAEL WILNER
A common interest and a common enemy are not always sufficient to cement an alliance with people, countries with different beliefs and traditions.
By ZVI MAZEL
The Israeli official's comments came a day after the "New York Times" published an op-ed piece by Israel's ambassador to the UN calling Qatar the “Club Med for Terrorists.”
PA president, Hamas leader and Qatari ruler discuss ways to end conflict in Gaza, sources in Ramallah say.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Mashaal, who is based in Qatar, has been blamed by Israeli officials in recent days for sabotaging a long-term truce along the Gaza front.
A Balad spokesman said the MKs Jamal Zahalke, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas paid for the trip to Qatar themselves.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Gaza City Mayor Nizar Hijazi praises Qatar, saying it was one of the first countries to offer help during the war.
Tel Aviv's market was noted to be be both broad and deep, but on a local level.
By NIV ELIS
MK Danny Danon (Likud) wrote on Facebook: "Zahalka, Zoabi and Bishara met in Qatar. That's not the beginning of a joke. That really happened!"
The Dutch diplomat allegedly tried to facilitate, through UN agencies, the transfer of funds from Qatar to Hamas to pay salaries in Gaza.
Spokesperson says at "all levels" Israel believes it needs peace with Palestinians; enthusiastic about Arab League peace plan.
La légende parisienne à bas prix est sur le point de s’implanter à l’international grâce à ses partenariats avec les Emirats arabes et l’Arabie Saoudite
By Sarah Lalou
Qatar and Saudi Arabia now have every reason to lead an ideological struggle against IS. The question is – are they doing so wholeheartedly, or are they even now equivocating?
By NEVILLE TELLER
Currently the only Gulf country that openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood is Qatar. This has led the formerly mentioned Gulf countries to turn against Qatar to the extent that they recently withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar.
By TAWFIK HAMID
Al Jazeera’s assertion of editorial independence has been challenged more than once.
Behind The Lines: The bloodless transfer of power in the Gulf emirate may have been a rare event for the Arab world, but the new emir is not expected to rock the boat.
By JONATHAN SPYER
Gulf monarchies are sharply divided on how to respond to the Muslim Brotherhood threat. While Saudi Arabia, UAE see the Brotherhood as a danger to stability, longevity of the monarchies, Qatar embraces it as an ally.
A lengthy conflict on the Sinai border would increase regional instability and be exploited by terrorists; however, should Israel significantly weaken Hamas and its jihadi allies, it would reduce the threat level on Egypt.
FM also reportedly calls for assassination of Hamas head Khaled Mashaal, says Qatar can no longer be safe refuge for him.
Meeting in Qatar to discuss ending Afghanistan's 12-year-long war; Taliban also willing to consider peace talks with the Afghan state.
Qatar, UAE express concern of radiation escaping from Bushehr facility that is located on earthquake-prone coastal area.
In December 2010, Barcelona signed a major sponsorship deal with Qatar Foundation worth 170 million euros.
The 21-year-old capped an excellent championships for himself and the Israeli team after also finishing the 100m backstroke in 11th place.
By ALLON SINAI
Five-day event will see over 900 swimmers compete in the non-Olympic 25-meter pool.
Jerusalem calls the move 'an unfortunate surrender to economic interests.’
Knesset Ethics Committee to review the trip's funding and Balad's failure to report it in advance.
Zahalka is proud of Qatar, fugitive spy Bishara for "angering enemies of the Palestinian people;" Right-wing MKs call to investigate trip's funding.
Qatar has lowered its contrary profile for the moment, but it will surely continue to go its own way.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
For the Saudis and other Gulf Arab states, and Egypt as well, Qatar has become insufferable.
The best alternative would be for the Palestinian Authority, with Egyptian support, to retake control of Gaza.
By ELY KARMON
Two film companies – one Egyptian, the other Qatari – are producing a pair of controversial productions that focus on Jewish communities that once lived in the Arab world.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
Joint List members to visit Qatar.
Re-branding Nusra as independent, unassociated with al-Qaida, would remove legal obstacles for Qatar from supporting it.
"It is clearly part of our plan, that not only we will train them, and we will equip them with the latest weapons systems, but we will also protect them when the time comes."
Qatar has asked Hamas to cease overt political activities on its soil, the Arab language daily Asharq al-Awsat reports.
Qatar has reportedly been under pressure from the international community to cease serving as a host of organizations considered by the West to be terrorist groups.
The possible threat of arrest against Clooney was first reported by the British newspaper The Guardian.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Islamist group denies report that emirate temporarily halted financial aid to Hamas in wake of the Doha’s rapprochement with Cairo.
Qatar seeks to stop Hamas' incitement against Egypt, as well as its illegal transfer of weapons to Sinai.
Qatar's support for Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi had driven a wedge between the countries.
Expert on Gulf affairs to ‘Post’: US should consider removing its military base from Arab country, "Qatar and Turkey are in Congress’s sights."
Matthew and Grace Huang left the tiny Gulf Arab state on Wednesday after a ban on their travel issued by that government was lifted, ending a nearly two-year ordeal.
The basis for such a case is that Qatar and Turkey have each supported Hamas in some way.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Prime minister al-Thani phones Haniyeh to say money has already been transferred.
Palestinian Authority asked the international community for $4 billion to reconstruct Gaza, claiming they will link the Strip’s future to the two-state solution.
By REUTERS,TOVAH LAZAROFF
In an interview with CNN, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani rejected suggestions that Doha was bankrolling organizations that the West regards as terrorist groups.
Team forfeited Mongolia game, withdrew ahead of Nepal clash.
"Qataris would not encourage Islamists to depart without serious threats from other GCC members."
Turkey has also been reported as a possible destination for Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.
Arab media reported that the Doha-based Mashaal was considering relocating to Tunisia, Turkey or Malaysia after Muslim Brotherhood leaders expelled from emirate.
Doha and Ankara have been supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups throughout the Middle East.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Egyptian president accuses the two nations and the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to destabilize Egypt, the Egypt Independent reports.
British PM David Cameron has recently mentioned working with Iran to stop Islamic State's advancement.
Norwegian foreign ministry says invitations will be extended once an agreement on a sustainable ceasefire has been reached.
Shi’ite Iran is perhaps Qatar’s greatest adversary in the Middle East and Qatar wants to prevent Iran from intruding on its turf.
Senior Hamas official announces that Gulf state has pledged to cover wages of public servants in Gaza to help resolve strain between Palestinian factions.
Documents leaked to the 'Sunday Times' show that Qatari vice president of FIFA paid key members of voting committee in return for their support.
'Ma'an News Agency' reports money to reach families who lost loved ones in Palestinian infighting between the 2 parties.
On Saturday, the plant stopped due to fuel shortages, a move that extended daily blackouts from eight hours a day to 12.
Israel allows entry of 450,000 liters of fuel to the Strip; enclave's sole plant gradually resumes operations.
Succession not seen changing foreign, domestic policy.
Iranian news outlet 'Fars' reports Israeli representative met with Qatari officials in London over arms supply, negotiations.
Opposition hits snag over Qatar's influence on rebels; disarray follows Syrian statement gov't to take part "in principle" in talks.
Qatar's emir says 'people power' has put Israel in confrontation with people, must see resolution to Palestinian issue.
At Arab League meeting in Doha, Qatar’s emir calls for mini-Arab summit to be held in Cairo involving two Palestinian parties.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND REUTERS
Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani calls to establish a $1 billion fund and offered to contributed $250 million to it.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
Analysis: American policy is to support the Muslim Brotherhood as a "moderate" group to block the more radical Salafists.
Arab and Middle East media chime in on crisis facing Morsi government.
'Al-Quds Al-Arabi' quotes Palestinian sources as saying Jordan and Qatar are pushing for Mashaal to chair PLO.
In effort to cultivate its regional influence, Doha working to bail out Egypt’s economy.
Egyptian border official says shipment is not an indication on the start of the full opening of the Rafah crossing.
Journalist is facing detainment by Palestinian Authority security forces for visiting Qatar to take Al-Jazeera training course.
It needs be stressed that Qatar, which sways democracies, is not remotely democratic and its leadership is unelected.
By JPost Editorial
Report claims Obama also said he believes that 'quiet would be met with quiet' if Israel immediately stops all military activity in Gaza.
PA president looks to Qatar, Turkey to use their ties with Hamas to push a ceasefire.
Western diplomatic sources see Qatar as strategic player because it hosts a large number of exiled Islamists, including Khaled Mashaal.
Obama’s accolades are misplaced.
By insinuating that Israel is to blame for IS’s rise to power, Kerry was not simply blaming the victim. He was empowering the aggressor.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
An interview with Jonathan Schanzer, vice-president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert on terrorist financing.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
Qatar seems to be everywhere these days.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
For its support of Hamas, Qatar should receive a second yellow card.
By KENNETH BANDLER
With its enormous wealth, and assertive foreign policy, Qatar could, if it desired, play a positive role.
Qatar’s support for Hamas is hardly new. It was just four years ago that John Kerry lambasted the Qataris for funding the terrorists of Hamas.
By MICHAEL FREUND
Chances that Kerry will secure a cease-fire in near future are small; government will likely be able to buy time needed to complete mission in whole or large part.
You might hear it argued that there is no partner for peace. This has become the pro forma response of the Netanyahu government in relation to the Palestinians.
By HILIK BAR
Territorial swaps were already discussed by then-premier Ehud Barak in his near-desperate peace-drive of 2000-2001.
By SARAH HONIG
"Under the current circumstances, there is an opportunity for new alliances," though in the Middle East defense is the driving force.
By LIAT COLLINS