Qatar bankrolls $6 million stadium for Arab Israelis

The Daily Star (Lebanon) reports: Qatar is giving $6 million to build a stadium in Israel for a popular Arab soccer team in a further sign of warming relations between the Gulf Arab political maverick and the Jewish state. 'Qatar has donated $6 million to build a modern soccer stadium in Sakhnin,' an Arab town in northern Israel, Ahmad al-Tibi told AFP...

Tibi said he would be "knocking at the doors of Arab capitals to urge them to show concern for the needs of the 1948-Arabs, like Qatar has done." He said the Arab community in Israel needs help to carry out health, infrastructure and cultural projects.

"Why do the world's Jews fall over each other to help the Jews in Israel while we don't ask for support from our Arab brethren?" he asked.

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