The secret to balancing Islam and human rights in the Mideast

20.12.2011                      24.Kislev. 5772

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The secret to balancing Islam and human rights in the Mideast

In Egypt, Islam flourishes among the impoverished. In Qatar, veiled women drive sports cars.

A few months ago, Israel severed relations with Qatar, the richest state in the world. Consequently, a few Qatari plans to finance projects in Israel and the territories were derailed.
The reasons for the decision were as follows: First, Qatar has close ties with Hamas, which, as everyone knows, refuses to recognize the State of Israel. Second, the emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who heads the Arab League monitoring committee on the Palestinian issue, supported the Palestinian Authority's bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state that would live peacefully alongside Israel in the 1967 borders, find an agreed solution to the refugee issue and end the conflict….