What is the difference between Qatar and Oman, between the policies of Doha and Muscat? Why do we accept it when Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman, travels to visit Jerusalem or meet with Israeli officials, and do not accept it from the Qatari officials when they do the same thing? In his article to Al Arabiya, Abdulrahman al-Rashed answers these questions, revealing how dubious Qatari policies are.
Minister Bin Alawi toured between Jerusalem, Abu Dis and Jericho, met with official and popular representatives, carried with him the Omani incense to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
His visit came at a time when the Qatari media were inciting against those who thought of paying such a visit, or even makes a comment supporting it, when we see Bin Alawi in Jerusalem, we do not feel irritated because the Omani politicians and the Omani media do not make accusations on those opposing their policies.
On the other, a country such as Qatar has been engaged in such diplomatic activities since 1996, while Doha threatens any government or organization that dares to do the same thing. Previously it had launched a campaign against the Egyptian government because the Mufti visited Jerusalem, and against Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, because he once made a commen rejecting the crime of Holocaust against the Jews!
Oman also has its own independent policy, and since mid-90s, it opened an Israeli trade office in Muscat and closed it when the second Palestinian uprising happened.
As for Qatar, it practices double hypocrisy policy. It trades and deals with Israel on all levels, and at the same time launches campaigns against Arab governments and organizations accusing them of treason if they dealt with the Israeli bodies in any way. It has formed an evil alliance with Iran threatening the countries of the region, through provocative policy, with the support of the extremist Islamist groups , including Al Qaeda , ISIS , Al-Nusra Front and threatening the forces of moderation in the Middle East.