The $1.2 billion mortgage on 666 Fifth Avenue is due in February 2019, Kushner Cos has previously sought investors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, South Korea, Israel and France
Qatar is an oil and gas-rich monarchy in the Persian Gulf. On June 5th, 2017, Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over Qatar's support for Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar due to repeated offenses of failing to help protect Saudi Arabia from extremism and terrorists.
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Doha wants to influence D.C. elites. But rather than targeting Congress or the media, they're lavishly, and disproportionately, focusing on right-wing, pro-Israel Jews
In response to a Haaretz report, which quoted D.C. pro-Israel circles, Qatar's Foreign Minister says the emirate will not interfere with the broadcast
The Qataris told the Jewish leaders last year they won't air the film, but last week, pro-Israel groups received letters from Al Jazeera asking to respond ahead of its release
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The increase in tension comes seven months after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt imposed travel and trade sanctions on Qatar over accusations of supporting terrorism
Last year, the Qatari-owned network planted an undercover reporter inside pro-Israel groups in Washington. Now, those groups were given three weeks to respond to the contents of an upcoming documentary on 'the Israel lobby in America'
In response to a question from Haaretz about requests by U.S. Jewish leaders to change Al Jazeera's coverage of Israel, the Foreign Minister says Qatar's government 'should not interfere in the media'
A spokesperson for the embassy told Haaretz that it did not approve of the meetings between several right-wing American Jewish leaders and senior Qatari officials, which began in mid-2017
The Zionist Organization of America leader denounced Qatar just last year, but flew to Doha this month at the Emir's invitation: 'I spoke truth to power about anti-Semitism,' he explains in an interview with Haaretz