Since the 1960s, Israel has discreetly maintained intelligence, military and business cooperation with the Kurds, whose indigenous population is spread out between Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran – as a shared buffer against common adversaries.
Israel is assisting Syrian Kurds battered by a month-old Turkish incursion, seeing them as a counterweight to Iranian influence and advocating for them in talks with the United States, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Kurdish population is spread out between Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran
Ankara launched its assault targeting the Kurdish YPG militia after the abrupt withdrawal of 1,000 U.S. Continue Reading »
Because many Kurds waved Israeli flags during their referendum for independence, Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Mossad security service as being responsible for the Kurd’s seeking independence and their subsequent vote last week.
By Chana Roberts
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday evening blamed Israel’s Mossad for Iraqi Kurdistan’s decision to become independent.
Iraqi Kurds on Tuesday night declared victory in the independence referendum held Monday.
Kurdistan’s futire border would be the area of their red, white & green national flag
According to Erdogan, the fact that the Kurds flew Israeli flags during their celebrations is proof of Israeli involvement. Continue Reading »
After the Jewish State became the only country to support a Kurdish referendum for independence in northern Iraq, Vice President Nuri al-Maliki’s office, released a statement, “We will not allow the creation of a second Israel, in the north of Iraq.”
An Iraqi vice president warned Sunday that Baghdad would not tolerate the creation of “a second Israel” after the Jewish state became the only country to support a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq.
Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad 2009 – Wikimedia
The leaders of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan must “call off the (September 25) referendum that is contrary to the constitution and does not serve the general interests of the Iraqi people, not even the particular interests of the Kurds”, said Vice President Nuri al-Maliki. Continue Reading »
Not for the 1st time, the Bahraini foreign minister posted a surprising comment devoid of unreserved criticism for the Jewish State in wake of Peres’s death: ‘Peres was a man of peace & war.’
– Iraqi Kurds erect mourning tent: ‘Peres assisted the Kurds.’
By Roi Kais
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa paid his respects to former President Shimon Peres who passed away overnight Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
“Rest in peace President Shimon Peres, a man of war and a man of the still elusive peace in the Middle East,” Al Khalifa wrote on his Twitter account. Continue Reading »