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Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 699 - The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Was There an Agreement? - 06/24/11

Introduction The story of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement is a "Rashomon" of conflicting versions and interpretations. Today, one month after the reconciliation ceremony, the details of the agreement remain uncertain. The only uncontested element is the document of understandings that accompanied the agreement, an initialed copy of which was published in the Arab and Palestinian press. As for the document to which these understandings relate – namely the agreement itself – its precise ...

Y. Yehoshua

Special Dispatch No. 3600 - Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi in Friday Sermon at Cairo's Tahrir Square: Pray for the Conquest of Al-Aqsa - 02/18/11

Today in Cairo's Al-Tahrir Square, prominent Sunni cleric and International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) head Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi led Friday prayers. Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi has not been allowed to lead Friday prayers in Egypt for the past 31 years; 1 he last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 following the assassination of President Anwar Al-Sadat. 2 The following is a report on the sermon, compiled by MEMRI; following that are links to MEMRI's extensive research on Sheikh ...

Special Dispatch No. 3490 - Warming of Relations between Egypt and Qatar - 01/04/11

Of late, there has been a warming in Egypt-Qatar relations, manifest in the exchange of visits between Egyptian and Qatari leaders, in the tightening of economic and trade cooperation, and in mutually sympathetic articles in the Egyptian and the Qatari press. Until recently relations were tense, as a result of differing positions on the Palestinian issue, Israel's military policy in Gaza, and the situation in Darfur, and also in light of Qatar's inclination toward Iran, the affair of the ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 616 - Arab Positions on Turkey in Wake of Flotilla Clash: Support vs. Fears of Its Growing Regional Influence - 06/17/10

The central role played by Turkey and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Gaza flotilla events, and the international uproar that ensued, was greeted with immense sympathy throughout the Arab world. However, the Arab press remained divided regarding Turkey's increasingly prominent status in the Middle East. Some writers extolled Turkey, crowning Erdogan as leader of the Arab world, while criticizing the flaccidity of other Arab regimes in dealing with the siege on Gaza. They argued ...

R. Green

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 611 - Syria Reimposes Its Patronage over Lebanon - 05/24/10

Introduction "... Syria's political return to Lebanon is taking place slowly but surely, by means of its allies in this country , whose numbers are growing and whose voice is becoming stronger. It is regaining its influence over Lebanon quietly and without military force , placing more emphasis on diplomacy than it did in the past..." 1 Thus columnist Emil Khouri described the reality in Lebanon in Al-Nahar , a Lebanese daily which is close to the March 14 Forces. Five years after a ...

H. Varulkar

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 589 - From The MEMRI Archives – Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi And Qatar's Education City: Hosting American University Students From Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Northwestern, Texas A&M, Virginia Commonwealth, Cornell & Others - 02/18/10

View the PDF Version As top U.S. universities are being scrutinized for their failure to address skyrocketing antisemitism on campuses, so are the ties between these universities and the chief financier of the designated terrorist organization Hamas – Qatar. 1 For years, Qatar has financed Hamas' military buildup and harbored its leaders, who live in Doha to this day. 2 Hamas' leaders are managing this war from Doha, and conveying their messages via Qatar's Al-Jazeera television channel, while ...

Steven Stalinsky, Ph.D.

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 583 - Syria Regains Pivotal Regional, Int'l Role – The Triumph of the 'Course of Resistance' - 01/29/10

... begun treating it as a key regional country capable of mediating between the West and Iran and of influencing the ... would be president ... Syria's friend Hamas ratcheted up the level of violence against Israel so that Damascus would intervene ... insists that Turkey will mediate in its negotiations with Israel, thus contributing to Turkey's international status. The Arab Countries ... ," whose other main members are Iran, Hamas and Hizbullah, as well as Qatar and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Syrian ...

N. Mozes

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 566 - Egypt's Palestinian Reconciliation Document - 11/30/09

Introduction In the past year, Egypt has carried out an ongoing effort of mediation between Hamas and Fatah, in a bid to end the internal Palestinian conflict. In October 2009, it demanded that the two sides sign a reconciliation agreement, which Fatah signed but Hamas rejected. An examination of the document, which was published in the Palestinian and Arab press, reveals that it includes a clause stressing "the Palestinian people's right to resistance and to defending the homeland and the ...

C. Jacob

Special Announcements No. 63 - Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi Barred from U.K. - 08/03/09

It was announced during the first week of February 2008 that foremost Sunni cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi has been barred from the U.K. 1 Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi, who is head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), and the spiritual guide of many other Islamist organizations across the world, including the Muslim Brotherhood, has already been barred from entering the U.S. MEMRI research on Al-Qaradhawi was ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 516 - Hamas Challenges PLO's Legitimacy as Sole Representative of Palestinian People - 06/08/09

Introduction Since the end of the Gaza war, Hamas has renewed its efforts to challenge the PLO's legitimacy as the sole representative of the Palestinians, in an attempt to complete the process that began with its victory in the 2006 parliamentary elections and continued with its violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Hamas has long been protesting that the PLO is not a legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, because it excludes some influential forces, predominantly Hamas and ...

C. Jacob

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