Miami-Dade Mayor Cava Won't Say if She Will Return Qatar's 'Blood Money' Gift

Miami-Dade Mayor Cava Won't Say if She Will Return Qatar's 'Blood Money' Gift

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 3, 2023

After the Hamas terrorist attack that left 1,400 Israelis, Americans, and other foreign nationals dead in Southern Israel, the relationship between Qatar and Hamas continues to be scrutinized, and in Florida, the relationship between Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Qatar, is now being questioned.

Prior to the 2022 World Cup having been played in Qatar, Mayor Cava accepted at $8,750 travel expense gift from the government of Qatar to visit the country and discuss trade and business opportunities.

Mayor Cava, along with several other county commissioners and Christian Olvert, her political advisor, travel to the capitol of Doha to as she put it, “explore ways we can partner on transit investments.”

“I sat down with His Excellency Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie to learn about Doha's world-class public transit system, and to explore ways we can partner on transit investments. We're seeing what's possible –– and we're ready to make these investments at home,” stated Mayor Cava.

Danielle Levine Cava
Danielle Levine Cava

Partnering up with foreign countries is not a novel idea.

Shortly after being sworn into office in 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis went to Israel to see what business opportunities the state of Florida could enter into with the Israelis.

The problem here for Cava is not that took money to fly and discuss possible business deals with a Middle East country, but that she took the money to travel and embrace a nation that directly funds terrorism, and harbors Hamas leadership, leadership that directly ordered the slaughter of Israelis on October 7, 2022.

By their own admission, the Qataris have been subsidizing the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip for years. So, Cava knew of this before she accepted the travel gift.

What’s worse is that Qatar has a close economic partner in Iran.

Yes, the nation that calls Israel “The Great Satan” and the U.S. “The Little Satan” and has sworn to annihilate Israel,is complicit in carrying out the terrorist attacks against Israel and U.S. military assets, is partners with Qatar.

The Floridian reached out to Cava on three separate occasions to ask her if she was going to return the travel donation the Qataris, but neither she or her communications representative Natalia Jaramillo have responded to our request for comment.

Will Cava return the travel gift which some individuals believe is dripping in Israeli blood?

Miami filmmaker Billy Corben had some choice words for Cava after the Miami Herald reported on her visit with the  "terrorist-supporting, misogynistic, homophobic, and anti-semitic regime" in Qatar.

In addition, Qatar was trusted by the Iranians to put in escrow the $6 billion ransom payment the Biden Administration made to Iran for the safe release of U.S. citizens being held there.

Qatar is talking from both sides of hits mouth.

On one hand it is playing peacemaker and head negotiator between Israel and Hamas, and allowing U.S. Air Force planes to operate out of the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, and in the other, Qatar is cozying up to Hamas and Iran, and aiding and abetting Hamas terrorist leaders.

But just as Israel and U.S. have welcomed Qatar’s efforts to broker the negotiation of hostages being held in Gaza, Israelis have deep reservations abouth the Qatari’s motives in the war with Hamas and their harboring of terrorism.

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen recently accused Qatar of financing terrorists and safekeeping its Hamas leadership.

“Qatar, which finance and harbor of Hamas’ leaders, could influence and enable the immediate and unconditional release of all, of all hostages held by the terrorists. You, members of the international community should demand Qatar to do just that,” Cohen said at the United Nations.

Negotiations to releases some 230+ hostages are still in progress.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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