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Jewish American Leaders Snub Qatar’s Attempts to Woo Them

TEL AVIV – Jewish leaders in the U.S. have slammed Qatar’s attempts to woo the Jewish community by arranging meetings this week with high-level officials – including the emir and crown prince himself – on the basis that the Gulf state continues to be the chief backer of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 27, 2017

Scenes From the 2017 Hajj Pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is declaring this year’s Hajj pilgrimage a success, with some two million visitors expected in Mecca, Medina, and surrounding holy sites. Previous years have sometimes been marked by tragedy, and this year’s event came amid a series of political challenges for the Saudis, but so far there has been nothing like the deadly 2015 stampede that killed hundreds of people.

Qatar Restores Diplomatic Ties to Iran amid Regional Crisis

Qatar has fully rekindled its diplomatic relationship with state sponsor of terrorism Iran, disregarding the demands of U.S.-backed Arab countries that have severed ties with Doha to isolate it over its alleged links to the Islamic Republic and various jihadist groups.

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