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Top Israeli Minister Cancels Qatar Trip: Report

Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni has canceled plans to attend a U.N. meeting in Qatar because of the expected presence of legislators from the Islamist militant group Hamas, Israel Radio reported on Sunday. Israel has low-level ties with Qatar, and Livni’s invitation to a United Nations convention on democracy would have been the first visit by a leading Israeli government minister to the Gulf state in a decade. The radio said Livni called off the trip after learning that legislators from Hamas, the Palestinian ruling party, would also attend the convention. Full Story

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