But emigration began to increase after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, when Jews began to fear "perpetual instability" in their country.Almost all of the Jewish community emigrated to Israel or to countries with already well established Lebanese or Lebanese Jewish diaspora, such as France, Switzerland, Italy, United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Australia and Central and Eastern Europe (particularly Russia and Bulgaria).
The discrepancy between the number of registered Lebanese Jews and number often cited by locals and the Lebanese Jewish Community Council might be caused by the Lebanese registration policy relative to religion: a newborn's religion is that of his father, and this also applies to Jewish nationals despite Jewish customs.
Emigration was not great even after Lebanon's civil war in 1975, as Lebanese Jews were tightly integrated into society and felt no need to abandon their homeland.
Qatar has joined neighbouring Gulf states in urging citizens to leave Lebanon or avoid travel there, days after Riyadh cut billion in aid to Lebanese security forces.
Qataris are being told to avoid travelling to Lebanon, while imploring citizens already there "to promptly leave and to exercise extreme caution at all times".
It got signed by the Airport Passports Director Mohamed Rashed Mazroui.
Qatar is a popular touristic destination for Lebanese people. This waiver will allow them to travel to Lebanon and back without going through additional processes.
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Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle.
“We don't know if we are going to bid for '24, but bidding for the Olympics it will be ...
either '24, '28 or '32,” Qatar Olympic Committee general secretary Sheik Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was quoted as saying by Doha News on Wednesday. The decision will hopefully be before September.” That hesitation was in contrast to a Twitter message posted by the team behind Doha's bid for the 2020 Games who said: “See you in 2024” after failing to make the International Olympic Committee shortlist in May 2012.
It also did not elaborate or offer a reason for the decision.