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Cornell’s Ties To Qatar Getting Fresh Scrutiny

Some Jewish leaders urge closure of medical campus in country that funds Hamas; Ivy school stands by partnership.

09/03/2014
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Cornell University is being called upon to close its medical campus in Qatar, an Arab country in the Persian Gulf that is the chief financier of Hamas, which just waged a 50-day war against Israel.

The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Class of 2012. Via weill-cornell.edu

New Turkish Leadership Still Anti-Israel, Pro-Terrorist

They're shuffling the deck chairs on the Turkish ship of state but don't expect any changes in the government's virulent anti-Israel/anti-Semitic behavior or its support for Islamist terrorists. 

That's because President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has picked his protégé and foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed him as prime minister.

Gaza's Unanswered Questions

As Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian negotiators in Cairo try to come up with a long-term truce, all know that they are just buying time until the next Gaza war.

This latest round left a very high body count and a lot of unanswered questions. 

Qatar's Emir To Visit Gaza, Hamas Says

West Bank officials express disappointment with emir's lack of consultation.

10/22/2012

The emir of pro-Western Qatar is set to become the first head of state to visit Gaza Strip, raising serious geopolitical concerns over the future direction of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian enclave.

According to Israel Hayom, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is officially visiting the Palestinian enclave to inaugurate reconstruction projects worth over $250 million.

Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Wikimedia Commons

The Best-Dressed List Burns My Britches

This year, I noticed H.H. Shekha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar among the usual collection of European royals and movie stars that constitute Vanity Fair's annual celebration of wealthy people wearing clothes. (They're just like us. But they have more money. Ergo, tailors.)

The lady's got style. Nothing else matters.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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