MEMRI President Yigal Carmon said on an October 26, 2023 show on Israel’s Arab language Makan TV (Israel) that Qatar is the source for support of terrorism in the world. He said that Qatar is sacrificing the Arab people so they could have a luxurious life in their Doha palaces. Carmon continued to say that Israel and the U.S. are negotiating with Qatar, while under the table they are planning to destroy Qatar economically and financially. He said that Qatar’s cooperation can only be achieved by economic pressure. Regarding Iran, Carmon stated that if Supreme Leader Khamenei, whom he referred to as a terrorist, thinks Israel would accept a new Holocaust, he is wrong. He added that if Khamenei even thinks about destroying Israel, he and his people will be annihilated.
Yigal Carmon: "It is convenient to talk on this channel about the role played by Qatar, because your viewers know full well who Qatar is, and what role it plays in encouraging the Islamist terrorism in the world, and all the terrorist organizations, and how they sacrifice the Arab people, for the sake of having a [luxurious] life in their Doha palaces.
"However, their game has been exposed, and all the people who were tricked by the Qataris know now what Qatar did. Now, both sides are playing the game. Israel and the U.S. are pretending to be stupid and not understand anything. However, under the table, they are planning to destroy Qatar economically and financially, because this is the source of support for terrorism in the world.
"Both sides are playing the game now. Israel is negotiating Qatar. Qatar is playing the role of Hamas in the negotiations with Israel, and indeed, Qatar is Hamas. But under the table, all the private cyber companies are working on the economic destruction of Qatar.
"Qatar's cooperation can only be achieved through massive pressure on the economy. This will happen soon, in the coming weeks, because everybody understands that Qatar's financial capabilities have brought disaster upon the Palestinians and others.
"I say to [Khamenei], the terrorist in Tehran that if he thinks that Israel would accept a new Holocaust, he is wrong.
"Allow me to reiterate: If and only if... If and only if he tries to annihilate Israel, we will destroy Iran, he himself, his regime, and millions of people along with them."
Interviewer: "Do you think Iran might join this war? In what scenario, Iran might join it?"
Carmon: "Who knows? Iran is making threats all the time. That terrorist in Tehran collaborated with the SAVAK in his youth. When the Shah's security agency arrested him, he collaborated with them.
"Let me reiterate, if he thinks of destroying Israel, he and his people will be annihilated."