Kirkuk falls as Iraqi tanks enter city

Iraqi MP appoints acting governor for city. 'Dark day for Kirkuk and Kurdistan. Iraqis should fight ISIS, not Kurds.'Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2017, 5:04 PM

Iraqi forces launch 'major attack' on Kurds following referendum

Kurds say 'lots of casualties' in Kirkuk as Iraqi government launches 'major multi-pronged' attack following independence referendum.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2017, 10:19 AM

NY Kurdish fighter film screening sold out despite terror threat

'For Kurds, the relationship with Israel goes beyond an alliance. It is a brotherhood.'JTA, 10/4/2017, 9:20 AM

Netanyahu denies Turkish claim of involvement in Kurdish vote

'I can understand why those who support Hamas want to see the Mossad wherever things don't work out for them.'AFP, 10/1/2017, 1:41 PM

Erdogan: Mossad responsible for Kurdish independence

Turkey's President Erdogan claims Israel's Mossad responsible for Kurdish vote for independence, threatens to cut off crude oil exports.Chana Roberts, 10/1/2017, 12:40 AM

Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces

Iran, Iraq, hold joint drills after Kurdish independence referendum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2017, 11:41 PM

Kurds vote 9-1 in favor of independence, despite Turkish threats

Initial results show more than 90% of Kurds in northern Iraq voted 'yes' on independence referendum.David Rosenberg, 9/27/2017, 9:12 AM

Erdogan threatens to halt renewed Israel ties over Kurdish state

'If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey will not be able to take many steps we would have with Israel.'JTA, 9/26/2017, 10:03 PM

Turkey threatens 'ethnic war' over Kurdish independence

Erdogan warns Iraqi Kurdish leader against pushing for independence following referendum. 'Waving Israeli flags will not save you.'AFP, 9/26/2017, 1:58 PM

Kurdish independence referendum ends peacefully

80% of eligible voters cast ballots in referendum for independence. 'This is the best day of my life.'Gary Willig, 9/25/2017, 10:06 PM

Kurdistan: After all the suffering, hope for independence

Jews from Kurdistan demonstrate at Jerusalem US Consulate supporting independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. 'Proud to be Israeli Kurd.'Mordechai Sones, 9/24/2017, 10:50 PM

Iraq: We will not allow creation of a second Israel

Iraqi Vice President slams proposal to create independent Kurdish state in the Middle East.AFP, 9/17/2017, 7:24 PM

Israel should support the Kurdish Independence Referendum

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is set to hold a referendum, where the Kurdish people will decide whether to become an independent state or not. Israel should support the Kurdish nation as they hold their referendum for independence. Rachel Avraham, 6/27/2017, 11:01 AM

Is an independent Kurdistan in the offing?

Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum on independence in September. Iraqi government condemns move.David Rosenberg, 6/9/2017, 1:20 PM

Kurdish Rabbi passes away at 117

Rabbi Zecharia Barashi, reportedly oldest person in Israel, passes away at 117 in Jerusalem.Yoel Domb, 3/6/2017, 5:43 PM

Obsessive inconsistency: The world and the two-state solution

The delusional quest for a two-state-solution is actually a non-starter.Dr. Avi Perry, 1/22/2017, 9:54 AM

'I was trying to flee the hell in which I was living'

A woman who fled ISIS with her two children was interviewed on Kurdistan24.AFP, 8/2/2016, 11:56 AM

Iraqi Kurdish president calls for statehood, new Mideast order

Terrorism has rendered old order obsolete, says Kurdish president; the time has come for a Kurdish state.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2016, 7:29 PM

Kurds urge Jews to return to Iraq

Autonomous Iraqi Kurds appeal to descendants of former residents, promising Jews will be 'freer and safer' there than in much of Europe.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2016, 11:43 AM

Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq

KRG president calls for a referendum this year to let the 'people of Kurdistan determine their future,' in a call to secede from Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2016, 10:55 PM

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq commemoration

Could a ceremony commemorating deadly anti-Semitic pogrom which led to Iraqi Jewish exodus also mark the start of a Jewish revival?Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 9:15 PM

Kurds Vow to Avenge Yazidis Massacred by ISIS

President of Iraq's Kurdistan region vows to hunt ISIS 'to the last one' for Yazidis; thousands murdered, forced into sex slavery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2015, 3:21 PM

Kurdish Fighters Celebrate American 'Martyr'

Keith Broomfield, first US citizen to die fighting for Kurds against ISIS, given hero's send-off by his Kurdish brothers-in-arms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2015, 1:33 PM

Activist Urges Israel to Raise Kurdistan as Ally against Iran

Prominent Kurdish official urges Israel to support Kurdistan as a buffer to Iranian, Turkish expansionism - despite Obama policy.Gedalyah Reback, 4/20/2015, 6:01 PM

Syrian Kurds Struggling for Independence Against 'Arabization'

Syrian Kurdistan faces decades of Syrian cultural assimilation, and now divide as large elements want Assad loyalty, not self-rule.Gedalyah Reback, 4/11/2015, 10:23 PM

Christians Struggle to Maintain Legacy versus ISIS

Decimated by 12 years of war in Iraq and Syria, Christians find refuge in Kurdistan and in a new militia.Gedalyah Reback, 4/7/2015, 11:43 AM

Is Israel Losing Favor in Kurdistan?

Turkish money and Iranian coordination in war against ISIS has Kurds poised to pull away from decades-old relations with Israel.Gedalyah Reback, 3/4/2015, 6:31 PM

CIA Blunder? Kurdish Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Fighters'

CIA estimates put ISIS strength at no more than 31,500, but senior Kurdish official reveals that's 'impossible' given realities on ground.Ari Yashar, 11/17/2014, 10:52 AM

Israel and Embattled Kurdistan

Paralysis afflicts western powers, allowing the Islamic Republic of Iran and its venomous proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, to grow ever stronger and usher in new horrors. Victor Sharpe, 10/16/2014, 11:55 PM

Sisi: Kurdish Independence Would be Catastrophic

Egypt's President says he opposes a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2014, 5:44 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister: Kurdish State 'Part of a Zionist Plot'

The only entity an independent Kurdistan would serve is Israel, and Tehran will not allow that to take place, says Iranian foreign minister.Yosef Berger, 7/6/2014, 5:51 PM

Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Relations with Israel

Despite Israeli PM, FM and president's advances, KRG envoy says policy same as Iraq, which is still technically at war with Israel.Ari Yashar, 7/4/2014, 11:27 AM

Turkey Opposes Independence for Iraq's Kurds

Turkish government says it is against Iraq's Kurdistan region splitting off, after PM Netanyahu called for Kurdish independence.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2014, 5:43 AM

Kurds Deny Report of Oil Trade with Israel

Kurdish officials say report of oil from independent pipeline being sold to Israel is 'baseless and without evidence.'Ari Yashar, 6/23/2014, 10:00 AM

Al Qaeda Pushes Kurdish Population Transfer in Syria

Al Qaeda fighters are forcing Kurdish families in northern Syria from their homes at short notice, settling in their stead.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 12/13/2013, 1:14 AM

Syria: Kurdish Leader Warns of War Against 'Arab Settlers'

Democratic Union Party head threatens to 'expel' Arabs brought to Kurdish region prior to recent declaration of autonomy.Ari Soffer, 11/24/2013, 2:34 PM

Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

After months of fighting, northeastern Syria makes official split to Kurdish autonomy.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 10:24 PM

Weapons Seized in Turkey near Syria

A cargo truck bearing 12,000 rocket heads was seized by Turkish police near the Syrian border, possibly on way to rebel forces.Ari Yashar, 11/7/2013, 8:13 PM

Kurdish Rebels Threaten Turkey with Fresh Wave of Attacks

Kurdistan Workers Party acting head says Turkey not delivering on key promises, continues to support Islamists against Kurds in Syria.Ari Soffer, 10/22/2013, 10:46 AM

The "Non-Arab Spring"?

As Arab civil strife engulfs the region, Israelis should spare a thought for other indigenous peoples fighting for their own rights. Ari Soffer, 9/18/2013, 7:00 AM

Syria: Kurdish Group Calls for Autonomy

Publication of draft proposal for Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria highlights emboldened campaign for Kurdish rights in the Middle East.Dalit Halevi and Ari Soffer, 9/11/2013, 5:33 PM

Kurdish-Israelis Want Representation in Upcoming Conference

As Kurds push towards national unity, in the hope of eventually securing independence, Israel's sizable Kurdish community wants a seat too.Ari Soffer, 8/19/2013, 9:19 PM

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Threatens Intervention in Syria

Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani threatens to send forces to protect Syrian Kurds from Islamist attacks.Ari Soffer, 8/10/2013, 9:38 PM

Syria: Iranian Kurds Poised to Join Battle

As civil war continues to escalate, Party of Free Life of Kurdistan announces readiness to defend Kurds in Syria.Ari Soffer, 8/5/2013, 7:52 PM

Turkey Voices Concern Over Kurdish Victories in Syrian Civil War

Turkey is increasingly concerned as Kurdish groups edge closer to cementing autonomy in northern SyriaChana Ya'ar, 7/18/2013, 5:04 PM

Boycotters, You are Targetting the Wrong Country

Israelis have suggested labelling products with how many PA breadwinners are employed in each plant, so BDS'ers know what they are really doing. However, this writer has a more forthright idea. Jerry Sobol, Israel Advocate, 5/22/2013, 9:45 AM

A Letter to the Kurds: Don't Join Iran

A word of advice about fighting Turkey, when Iran is around the bend. Mark Langfan, 10/10/2012, 3:36 PM

Editor of Pro-Israeli Iraqi Magazine Goes Missing

Mawlud Afand, editor of a magazine that advocates relations between Kurdistan and Israel, has been missing for more than ten days.Elad Benari, 6/21/2012, 3:13 AM

Iraq's Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives

The government of Iraq's Kurdish region denied allegations by Iranian officials that Kurdistan was hosting Israeli intelligence operatives. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/13/2012, 11:19 AM

Turkish Airstrikes Target PKK in Northern Iraq

One day after Turkey's prime minister castigated Israel for striking terrorists in Gaza, Ankara strikes at terrorists in Iraq.Gabe Kahn., 3/14/2012, 9:39 PM

MIDEAST NOTES: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

The Kurds, deprived of a homeland in spite of being promised self-determination in the aftermath of World War One, are beginning to play the role of kingmakers in key countries. Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, 11/18/2011, 8:49 AM

Report: IDF Drones Over Kurdistan?

Iran's Press-TV claims Israel is operating drones over Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region without permission from Baghdad.Gavriel Queenanns, 8/14/2011, 1:21 PM

Oil Resumes After PKK Attack Halted Flow to Turkey

Oil resumed moving through the Kirkuk--Ceyhan pipeline after a Kurdish rebel attack over the weekend temporarily halted the flow.Avi Yellin, 7/6/2010, 9:29 AM

Syria Jails 400 in Crackdown on PKK

Syria has reportedly arrested 400 ethnic Kurds in five cities in an attempt to assist Turkey against PKK rebel forces. Avi Yellin, 7/2/2010, 9:37 AM

Turkish Forces Kill Kurdish Civilians

Turkish soldiers reportedly gunned down Kurdish villagers gathering herbs after mistaking them for PKK resistance fighters.Avi Yellin, 6/29/2010, 7:34 AM

Israeli Businessman Considers Iraq Refinery

Israeli businessman Idan Ofer makes a secret visit to Iraq, considers local oil refinery.Maayana Miskin, 6/28/2010, 10:16 AM

US Takes Sides with Turkey on Kurdish Struggle

The United States has announced that it will help Turkey keep the Kurds stateless.INN Staff, 6/25/2010, 7:52 AM