Source: Yahoo! News
On January 10, 2004 Yahoo! News posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Washington's support for Israel is at the root of differences between the United States and Islamic nations, Qatar's emir and Muslim scholars said Saturday at the start of a conference on U.S.-Islamic relations. Muslims criticized the United States for its strategic relationship with the Jewish state — and an American panelist said those ties would never change. Opening the three-day conference organized by the Washington-based Brookings Institution, panelists noted that the United States and the Muslim world cannot afford to keep drifting apart...The Islamic world wonders why the international community does not put greater pressure on Israel to force a withdrawal from occupied Arab land, and why 'all pressures fall on the Arab side alone,' said Qatar's emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani."