News and updates about Qatar

Qatar: Significant differences between Israel and Hamas

Israel has not been clear about how to end the war, causing negotiations to freeze, Qatari Pres. Al Thani claims.

Qatar: Significant differences between Israel and Hamas

Extradite Haniyeh under US law! Don't allow him to escape justice

Terrorist mass murderers who murdered US citizens are walking the streets in violation of explicit US law. Haniyeh is living it up in Qatar, Tamimi in Jordan. Trying them in court would educate Americans to what terror is, as Eichmann's trial did for the Holocaust. Op-ed.

Extradite Haniyeh under US law! Don't allow him to escape justice

CIA director travels to Qatar as hostage talks "near collapse"

Official says William Burns to meet with Qatari PM to exert "maximum pressure" on Israel and Hamas to continue talking.

CIA director travels to Qatar as hostage talks "near collapse"

Antisemitism expert:

'Qatari billions used as soft power to influence campus, culture'

Dr. Charles Asher Small, the founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, tells Arutz Sheva recent rise in antisemitism is a warning of a threat to democracy and Western culture.

'Qatari billions used as soft power to influence campus, culture'

Hamas sources: Haniyeh to remain in Turkey for undefined period

Hamas leadership has not deserted Qatar, leader Ismail Haniyeh is in Turkey for 'diplomatic' reasons, sources say.

Hamas sources: Haniyeh to remain in Turkey for undefined period

Negotiations to free hostages:

Qatar promised to remove Hamas leaders - and didn't do it

Qatar should have announced that if Hamas did not progress towards prisoner swap deal, its leaders would be removed from Doha - but failed to keep its commitment, or to explain the decision to backtrack.

Qatar promised to remove Hamas leaders - and didn't do it

Hamas official:

We will move to Jordan if forced to leave Qatar

'We (Hamas) will determine the fate of the war, not the Zionist regime or the USA, who thought they could destroy Hamas in a week.'

We will move to Jordan if forced to leave Qatar

As a gesture to Qatar

US received video of Hersh Goldberg-Polin on Monday

Biden administration had asked the Qatari government several times for assistance in getting proof of life for Goldberg-Polin and other American hostages.

US received video of Hersh Goldberg-Polin on Monday

Qatar to re-evaluate its role as Israel-Hamas mediator

Qatar’s Prime Minister says his country is re-evaluating its role as mediator in ceasefire talks, claims its efforts are being undermined by politicians seeking to score points.

Qatar to re-evaluate its role as Israel-Hamas mediator

'Not constructive'

Qatar responds to US lawmaker's call to reevaluate relations

Qatari embassy in the US expresses surprise at comments made by Congressman Steny Hoyer regarding the Gaza hostage crisis and his threat to "reevaluate" the US relationship with Qatar.

Qatar responds to US lawmaker's call to reevaluate relations

US to Arab countries:

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

US Middle East envoy, Brett McGurk, reportedly asks foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Iraq to deliver a message to Iran urging it to lower tensions with Israel.

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

Emerging outline:

6-week ceasefire, 40 hostages released

Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman says he is "more optimistic" about the prospects for a ceasefire deal. The reported outline would see Hamas keep over 2/3 of the hostages it currently holds.

6-week ceasefire, 40 hostages released

Biden to Egypt and Qatar:

'Press Hamas to agree to hostage deal'

US President writes to the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, calls on them to press Hamas for a hostage deal with Israel.

'Press Hamas to agree to hostage deal'

Qatar fires back

Barkat: Qatar funds terror all over the world

Israel’s Economy Minister tells Bloomberg he doesn't trust Qatar to act as a mediator with Hamas. Qatari Foreign Ministry responds: Political recklessness and selfishness.

Barkat: Qatar funds terror all over the world

Qatar, Egypt welcome UNSC resolution on Gaza ceasefire

Qatar and Egypt, who have been mediating talks between Hamas and Israel, welcome resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan and calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas.

Qatar, Egypt welcome UNSC resolution on Gaza ceasefire

Ben Gvir, Smotrich announced:

'If murderers are released, we'll leave the gov't'

TV report: Finance Minister and National Security Minister said in closed conversations that they would leave the government if terrorist murderers were to be released.

'If murderers are released, we'll leave the gov't'

Cabinet approves:

Mandate for Israeli negotiating team

Political-Security Cabinet meeting concludes after more than three hours. Cabinet approves departure of Israeli delegation to Doha for talks on hostage release deal.

Mandate for Israeli negotiating team

Netanyahu to hostage families:

'We are starting to see Qatar's pressure on Hamas'

PM Netanyahu met with representatives of the hostage families: "Until now we haven’t received a real response from Hamas."

'We are starting to see Qatar's pressure on Hamas'

Calls for release of hostages

PM's wife writes to Emir of Qatar's mother

Sara Netanyahu sends personal letter to the Emir of Qatar's mother on the occasion of Ramadan and for the release of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

PM's wife writes to Emir of Qatar's mother

Report:

Israel demanding list of hostages still alive

Israel tells Qatar and Egypt there will be no more talks on hostage release deal, until Hamas provides a list of hostages who are still alive.

Israel demanding list of hostages still alive

Qatar claims:

'The medications were transferred to the hostages'

Prime Minister's Office: Israel will examine the credibility of the report and continue to work for the welfare of our hostages.

'The medications were transferred to the hostages'

Malcolm Hoenlein:

'Qatar spreading anti-Israel hate across America'

Malcolm Hoenlein explains how Qatar funds institutions and acquires businesses to advance its anti-Israel, anti-American agenda.

'Qatar spreading anti-Israel hate across America'

Crowd boos

Israeli swimmer wins silver medal in Qatar

Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko unfazed by boos in the crowd after winning a silver medal at the Doha World Championships.

Israeli swimmer wins silver medal in Qatar

Documented October 7

Injured 'journalist' to be treated in Qatar

Al Jazeera reporter Ismail Abu Omar will be flown to Qatar after being injured by Israeli drone strike in Gaza.

Injured 'journalist' to be treated in Qatar

Netanyahu:

'I urge you to press Qatar to press Hamas'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations: I hope we can achieve a deal soon, but deal or no deal, we have to finish the job.

'I urge you to press Qatar to press Hamas'

Pres. Herzog:

I had a 'good discussion' with Qatar PM

Israeli Pres. Herzog says hostage negotiations are 'complicated, difficult,' praises Qatari PM for 'major efforts,' and 'enormous focus' on the matter.

I had a 'good discussion' with Qatar PM

Qatari PM:

Hostage release shouldn't be condition for ceasefire

Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani says he hopes prisoner swap deal will happen soon, ceasefire shouldn't be conditioned on hostages' release.

Hostage release shouldn't be condition for ceasefire

Former US Middle East envoy:

'There were a few steps back in Israel Arab ties'

Arutz Sheva spoke to former special envoy Jason Greenblatt about Israel's relations with her neighbors, the day after the war, and how Palestinians feel about October 7th.

'There were a few steps back in Israel Arab ties'

No proof provided

Hamas tells Qatar hostages received medications

France is pressuring the Qataris to provide proof that the hostages received the medications transferred to Gaza last month.

Hamas tells Qatar hostages received medications

Hamas finally responds to proposed hostage deal

After days of foot-dragging, Qatari PM says Hamas terror group has finally submitted its response to the proposed hostage deal. Hamas reiterates demand of end to war.

Hamas finally responds to proposed hostage deal

France:

'We expect proof that hostages received medication'

Medicine for Israeli hostages being held by Hamas entered the Gaza Strip last month, but there has been no indication that the hostages received it.

'We expect proof that hostages received medication'

Qatar:

Israeli fencer wins gold at Hamas leadership's home

Yuval Freilich, an observant Jew, won the epee title in Doha while wearing a uniform with an Israeli flag and the message 'Am Israel Chai.'

Israeli fencer wins gold at Hamas leadership's home

Paris summit:

'Progress in discussions; differences still wide'

Israel is demanding to put additional pressure on Hamas to reduce its demands and agree to an outline of a two-month ceasefire, in exchange for the release of the hostages.

'Progress in discussions; differences still wide'

Efforts to release hostages

Biden and Qatar's Emir speak about Gaza

US President speaks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani about efforts to secure the release of hostages taken by Hamas.

Biden and Qatar's Emir speak about Gaza

State Department:

'Qatar is an integral key regional partner'

US State Department responds to Netanyahu’s comments criticizing Qatar’s role as “problematic.”

'Qatar is an integral key regional partner'

'Country that supports terrorism'

Qatar criticizes Netanyahu, Smotrich fires back

Finance Minister responds after Qatar's Foreign Ministry blasts Netanyahu over recording in which he is heard criticizing Qatar's mediation efforts with Hamas.

Qatar criticizes Netanyahu, Smotrich fires back

Qatar:

Medicine for Israeli hostages entered Gaza

It is believed the medicine will be transferred to the Israeli hostages on Thursday.

Medicine for Israeli hostages entered Gaza

White House spokesman:

'We're working on a new hostage release deal'

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says efforts are underway to achieve a new hostage release deal.

'We're working on a new hostage release deal'

Qatar announces deal to give hostages medicine

Under deal, Israel will allow more humanitarian aid into Gaza in exchange for Hamas allowing hostages to finally receive needed medicine after over 100 days.

Qatar announces deal to give hostages medicine

Report:

Qatar to transfer medication for some 40 hostages

CNN reports Qatar will soon make shipment of medication to Egypt, which will then hand it over to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. Red Cross won't be involved.

Qatar to transfer medication for some 40 hostages

Following deal:

Qatar supplied with medicines for Israeli hostages

Qatar supplied with medicines to be given to Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, in accordance with list provided by Israel.

Qatar supplied with medicines for Israeli hostages

First time since the war:

Medications for hostages to enter Gaza

Prime Minister’s Office announces deal with Qatar which would see medications for the hostages being transferred to Gaza. Hostages' families: We demand visual proof.

Medications for hostages to enter Gaza

Report:

Qatar discussing delivering medication to hostages

New York Times reports Qatar is engaged in high-level discussions with Hamas to deliver vital prescription medicines to Israeli hostages.

Qatar discussing delivering medication to hostages

Report:

Details of Qatar’s new ceasefire proposal revealed

Hostages’ Families: "We are anxious about the fate of our loved ones, who have been languishing in Hamas tunnels for almost 100 days, without food, water, and life-saving medical treatment. The War Cabinet must approve any deal that will lead to immediate release of all hostages alive."

Details of Qatar’s new ceasefire proposal revealed

Qatari PM:

'Elimination of Hamas leader makes talks difficult'

Qatari Prime Minister meets family members of six hostages in Doha, says killing of Saleh al-Arouri has made a new deal much more difficult.

'Elimination of Hamas leader makes talks difficult'

Families of hostages arrive in Qatar

Families of six hostages being held by Hamas land in Qatar, will meet top officials.

Families of hostages arrive in Qatar

US to extend military presence in Qatar for 10 years

CNN report: The United States quietly reached an agreement that extends its military presence at Al Udeid Base in Qatar.

US to extend military presence in Qatar for 10 years

Additional charges:

Sen. Menendez charged with accepting bribes from Qatar

Federal prosecutors unveil superseding indictment against New Jersey Democrat, allege he accepted gifts from Qatar.

Sen. Menendez charged with accepting bribes from Qatar

Report:

Israeli officials to visit Cairo for prisoner exchange talks

A new report claims that an Israeli delegation will discuss possibilities including the IDF withdrawing and increased aid to Gaza.

Israeli officials to visit Cairo for prisoner exchange talks

Report:

Hamas willing to discuss new hostage release deal

Hamas reportedly no longer insists on ending the war as a condition for moving forward with new deal. Several proposals being discussed.

Hamas willing to discuss new hostage release deal

Former Mossad director:

'I would not recommend assassinations on Qatari soil'

Former Mossad director Yossi Cohen discusses the war in Gaza, the international pressures surrounding it, and the day after.

'I would not recommend assassinations on Qatari soil'

Biden speaks to Qatari Emir amid Gaza ceasefire talks

White House says the two discussed urgent effort to secure the release of all remaining hostages held by Hamas.

Biden speaks to Qatari Emir amid Gaza ceasefire talks

Israel sets sites on Hamas "royalty" living abroad

How do Hamas leaders have a combined net worth of eleven billion dollars? Op-ed.

Israel sets sites on Hamas "royalty" living abroad

Sec. Austin leaves for Israel:

'I will underscore US commitments to regional security'

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will also visit Bahrain and Qatar and will make a stop at the USS Ford.

'I will underscore US commitments to regional security'

Islamic Jihad: 'Prisoner swap only after general ceasefire'

Qatar proposes freeing Marwan Barghouti in prisoner swap; Islamic Jihad declares deal will be discussed only following general ceasefire.

Islamic Jihad: 'Prisoner swap only after general ceasefire'

Reports:

Contacts underway on renewing talks on hostage deal

Arab newspaper reports that intensive talks have been held in recent days to renew indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

Contacts underway on renewing talks on hostage deal

Emir of Qatar accuses Israel of 'genocide' in Gaza

Despite the accusations, Qatar recently brokered the hostage deal between Israel and Hamas.

Emir of Qatar accuses Israel of 'genocide' in Gaza

Mossad team recalled from Qatar

Mossad director David Barnea has recalled agents from Qatar after negotiations with Hamas broke down.

Mossad team recalled from Qatar

Qatar:

'We're committed to continuing efforts to resume truce'

Qatar expresses regret that the fighting in Gaza was renewed, confirms that negotiations between the two sides are ongoing.

'We're committed to continuing efforts to resume truce'

Liberman: Netanyahu is granting immunity to Hamas leaders

Avigdor Liberman denounced Prime Minister Netanyahu for reportedly rejecting multiple operations to assassinate Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

Liberman: Netanyahu is granting immunity to Hamas leaders