Qatar Supports Hamas, Spreads Anti-Israel Propaganda, and Is Cozy with Iran

Last week, a State Department official told reporters that the U.S. is considering granting Qatar the status of a major non-NATO ally; meanwhile, unconfirmed reports have been circulating that this wealthy Gulf emirate may be the next Arab state to normalize relations with Israel. Writing shortly before these developments, Edy Cohen explains that Doha’s policies are inimical to the interests of Israel, the U.S., and its own Arab neighbors:

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More about: Al Jazeera, Iran, Qatar, U.S. Foreign policy

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin