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Forced to flee home after a selfie with Miss Israel, Miss Iraq visits Jerusalem

Now living in the U.S. after Sarah Idan’s family was forced to flee Iraq because of death threats over her selfie with Miss Israel, the Iraqi-born beauty queen accepted an invitation to visit the Jewish State to continue her messages of peace.

By i24NEWS


Iraqi-born beauty queen Sarah Idan — whose selfie and unlikely friendship with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman during the 2017 Miss Universe pageant earned her family death threats and forced them to flee their native country — made an extraordinary visit to Israel where she was praised for her bravery and message of peace.

Iraqi-born beauty queen Sarah Idan – Photo: Facebook

A Hadashot television news report which followed Miss Iraq on a tour of Jerusalem’s iconic Machne Yehuda market showed the 26-year-old being showered with praise by Israeli fans. Continue Reading »

Jewish woman escapes Iraq before Muslim husband sold her to ISIS


Iraqi Jewish woman reunites with her family in Israel after previously-secular husband threatened to sell her to Islamic terror group if she doesn’t convert.

Arutz Sheva Staff,


Liza – Israel TV2 Screenshot

A Jewish woman was reunited this week with her family in the town of Patish in southern Israel after she fled northern Iraq, following threats by her husband to sell her into slavery with the ISIS terror organization.

According to a report by Channel 2, the woman, a member of the Avrahami family, was married to a previously secular Muslim man, who had recently embraced a radical form of Islam – and demanded she do the same. Continue Reading »

Iraq seeks compensation from Israel for destroying nuclear reactor in 1981

view videoThe 1st deputy speaker of the Iraqi Parliament announced his country’s intention to sue Israel for ‘material damage & loss of life’ caused by Israel’s destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor 35 years ago.

By Roi Kais


The first deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Homam Hamoudi, announced that Iraq plans to sue Israel for monetary compensation for carrying out Operation Opera, Israeli attack on the Osirak nuclear reactor in southeastern Baghdad which occurred on June 7, 1981 .

The Osirak nuclear reactor before its destruction – Photo: Yedioth Achronoth archives

A statement published by Turkish news agency Anatolia said that “the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament has to raise the issue in the international arena and give it special attention, especially as it is the 35th anniversary of the Israeli attack against the nuclear reactor.” Continue Reading »

Iraqi MP: ‘Israel & Iraq share interests. Time to establish diplomatic ties with Israel’

The Iraqi leader of the Ummah Party further criticized the Arab World for not admitting ISIS is an Arab/Islamic creation, berating his colleagues for blaming its creation on Israel & the West.



In an interview with Kuwait’s daily newspaper al-Rai from earlier this month, Iraqi MP and leader of the Ummah Party, Mithal al-Alusi, called on Iraq to establish ties with Israel and expressed hope to see an Iraqi embassy in Israel at some point in the near future.

Iraqi MP Mithal al-Alusi – Photo: REUTERS

The outspoken al-Alusi, who has previously visited Israel a number of times, referred to diplomatic relations with Israel as “our [Iraqi] interest,” and added that he does not want Baghdad’s interests to be solely to “Abu Mazen,” the name by which Mahmoud Abbas is commonly referred to in the Arab World.

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Report: Israel loses 2nd drone, now in Iraq


Just days after Iran reportedly shot down an Israeli spy-drone, a Lebanese news channel reports that the Israeli UAV crash-landed near the Baghdad airport.

An Iranian general says the drone they shot down earlier in the week came from north.

By The Associated Press


The Hezbollah-affiliated “Al Miadin” news channel reported Thursday that an Israeli-made Hermes drone crashed near the Baghdad airport area. Representatives of the US embassy in Iraq arrived on the scene and collected the pieces of the broken aircraft, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

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Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft, deployed at 2014 World Cup

The Thursday morning incident was preceded by another incident on Sunday, in which Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a purported Israeli drone near the country’s uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. Continue Reading »