October 30, 2014 | Quote

The Qatar Conundrum

“Qatari support to Hamas takes numerous forms, not just financial,” says Dr David Weinberg, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a think tank preparing a report on the state. “It extends to the media, diplomatic, and strategic realms as well.”

“Doha (the Qatari capital) has made some tactical adjustments in response to pressure from its neighbours,” says Weinberg, “but it is still turning a blind eye to radicals in its midst.”