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In NY Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

(JTA) – Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in the New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict. [Read more...]

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Why does Qatar support Hamas?

The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, right, with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, second from right, during an official visit to the Gaza Strip, Oct. 23, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Salem-Pool/Getty Images)

The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, right, with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, second from right, during an official visit to the Gaza Strip, Oct. 23, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Salem-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts.

Now Qatar is on the outs with Israel because of its embrace of another regional pariah: Hamas. [Read more...]

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