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Industry and Commerce Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer left for Qatar on Sunday, becoming the first Israeli minister to visit Doha since the December 2008-January 2009 Gaza war. He is to head an Israeli delegation for a World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit in the Qatari capital.

Israel has rejected two proposals from Qatar to restore diplomatic relations and let Israel reopen its office in the capital of Doha. A senior source in Jerusalem said that in return for renewed diplomatic relations, the Qataris demanded that they be allowed to carry out a series of reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip and […]