The Syrian Kurds: Israel's forgotten ally

In Syria, where chaos reigns and there are no moderates among the Sunni Arab opposition, the “enemy of my enemy” principle may apply. Israel should act quickly. Rauf Baker, 10/16/2017, 11:59 AM

Khamenei: America and Israel seek to create 'new Israel'

Iran’s Supreme Leader warns against Kurdish state, says U.S. and foreign powers plan to create a new Israel in the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/4/2017, 9:57 PM

Erdogan: Only Israel recognizes Kurdish referendum

Turkish President repeats claims of connection between Mossad and Kurdish referendum.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/4/2017, 8:11 PM

ISIS reportedly threatens Jewish NY museum

Museum of Jewish Heritage threatened over hosting of movie depicting Kurdish soldiers fighting ISISJTA, 10/2/2017, 10:54 PM

The killing in Har Adar, the Kurds and the Israelis

How interesting to see how the world treats the PA's bid for a state and the Kurdish struggle. Giulio Meotti, 10/1/2017, 1:25 PM

Nasrallah: Kurdish referendum an American-Israeli plot

Hezbollah leader claims referendum on Kurdish independence was a U.S.-Israeli plot to carve up the region.Elad Benari, 10/1/2017, 6:37 AM

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

Who deserves a state, Kurds or Palestinian Arabs?

Kurds, Palestinian Arabs, Jews - do they all deserve a state? And did you know that the great Saladin was a Kurd? Victor Sharpe, 9/26/2017, 10:25 AM

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

China and the independent Kurdish state

The Iraqi Kurdistan region will be holding a referendum on independence on September 25, 2017. While Beijing fears that Kurdish independence could fuel separatist movements within China,a Kurdish state could be a net positive for the Asian giant. Dr. Mordechai Chaziza, 9/25/2017, 9:20 AM

Expect millions of Iraqi refugees shortly

The Shiites have a master plan. The Sunnis are in disarray.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/31/2017, 5:41 PM

No Kurdish state, vows Erdogan

Turkish President pledges to thwart any possibility of a Kurdish state being established in northern Syria.Dalit Halevi, 8/23/2017, 4:05 AM

Watch: Sniper's bizarre reaction after bullet barely misses her

An astonishing video shows a Kurdish sniper laugh after a bullet fired by an ISIS terrorist strikes right next to her. Shock or bravery?Gary Willig, 6/28/2017, 3:23 PM

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

Trump approves weapons supplies to Kurds battling ISIS

Move likely to infuriate Turkey, which sees YPG as terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2017, 4:38 AM

Turkey: Fight the Persians, ally with the Kurds

The Syrian Kurds can connect to the Kurds of Northern Iraq. Mark Langfan, 3/2/2017, 11:43 PM

So how are the Kurds in Turkey doing?

If what is happening to their culture is any indication, not so well. Children detained for listening to Kurdish music, schools closed.Uzay Bulut, 3/2/2017, 10:56 AM

Do we need another wake up call?

We must stop the ruthless corruption at the UN and in the USA. Dr. Shmuel Katz, 12/27/2016, 12:07 AM

Heavy fighting in Kurdish battle for Raqa

After meeting fierce resistance, the Kurdish forces fighting to capture key city of Raqa from ISIS advances toward goal.AFP, 11/7/2016, 8:44 PM

Battle against ISIS complicated by internal divisions

The divisions and distrust between different sectors of the anti-ISIS coalition may cause more problems for the coalition than ISIS.AFP, 11/7/2016, 7:30 PM

Syria daily dismisses Raqa Operation

Syria daily says Kurdish assault on ISIS stronghold merely media stunt.Uzi Bauch, 11/7/2016, 4:15 PM

America’s desperately wrong foreign policy.

The US today carries almost no weight in foreign affairs. Barry Shaw, 9/6/2016, 6:49 PM

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd militia didn't move east of Euphrates

Turkish President dismisses claims that the Kurdish People's Protection Units retreated east of the Euphrates River.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2016, 5:15 AM

Iran to Turkey: Get out of Syria

Iran claims Turkey's offensive "a violation of Syria's sovereignty," as Turkey marches deeper into Kurdish-claimed territory.AFP, 8/31/2016, 2:39 PM

Turkey: Kurds must not reach the sea

Turkey excuses recent raids on Kurdish forces by citing the dangers of a split Syria, as Kurds inch toward the Mediterranean.AFP, 8/29/2016, 4:55 PM

Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardment in Syria on Sunday in its offensive against ISIS and Kurdish fighters.AFP, 8/28/2016, 5:22 PM

Kurds ignore US vow, Turks attack

Turkish artillery shelled the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) after they advanced in violation of an accord with the United States.AFP, 8/25/2016, 10:58 PM

Turkey sides with Syria against Kurdish state

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim: "absolutely unacceptable" for any Kurdish entity to be established in northern Syria, or any other region.AFP, 8/22/2016, 8:28 PM

Truce in Hasakeh? Kurds deny a deal was reached

Syria's military says a truce deal was reached with the Kurds in the city of Hasakeh, while Kurdish source says talks are still ongoing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 3:12 AM

Syria regime aircraft strike Kurds - a first

Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria.AFP, 8/18/2016, 3:45 PM

Kurdish city in chaos after double bombing kills 44

Serial bomb attacks in Qamishli have strewn the streets with dead and wounded.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 1:42 PM

The case for Kurdish statehood

The reasons for the West to support Kurdish statehood are manifold and the time is ripe, now that there is no more Syria, to do something for this persecuted, religiously tolerant and militarily egalitarian society. Noah Beck, 7/13/2016, 10:47 AM

Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIS Syria bastion of Manbij

After weeks of fierce fighting, anti-ISIS Syrian Democratic Forces advance into Manbij, backed by US air power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 2:43 PM

130 ISIS fighters killed in battle for Syria's Manbij

Most ISIS casualties from US-led coalition airstrikes; Kurdish-Arab alliance close to cutting off key jihadist lifeline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 1:55 PM

US-backed forces open new front against ISIS in northern Syria

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces aim to cut off key jihadist lifeline into Turkey - threatening response from Ankara.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2016, 11:51 AM

US soldier wounded battling ISIS in Syria

Special forces soldier was part of US mission to train and advise Kurdish-led forces advancing in jihadists' capital, Raqqa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 9:23 PM

Kurdish-led force seizes ground from ISIS in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces captures string of villages, as operation to liberate ISIS capital Raqqa continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 4:16 PM

Turkey offers US joint Syria operation - without the Kurds

Ankara livid over US cooperation with YPG; offers to help open second front to close ISIS smuggling route, but only without Kurds.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/30/2016, 8:38 AM

Thousands flee ISIS offensive in northern Syria

As Kurdish-led forces advance on ISIS capital Raqqa, jihadists launch major assault on Syrian rebels, head for clash with Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2016, 2:20 PM

Iran is an artificial country

The West ignores what is happening to the many minorities in Iran.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 5/29/2016, 12:51 AM

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

Turkish president fumes over photos showing US special forces wearing badges of Kurdish YPG militia; Turkish FM slams 'atheist' Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2016, 9:15 PM

Kurdish-led forces launch operation to take ISIS 'capital' Raqqa

Kurdish fighters, Arab allies launch surprise 3-pronged offensive in northern Syria, hoping to liberate the capital of the 'Islamic State.'Ari Soffer, 5/24/2016, 3:39 PM

Watch: The video ISIS doesn't want its recruits to see

In stark contrast to slick propaganda, raw battlefield footage shows jihadists looking inept and in disarray.Ari Soffer, 5/3/2016, 10:08 PM

Kurds hold talks to end fighting with regime

Syrian regime officials meet with Kurds in an attempt to bring an end to fierce clashes in the north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2016, 8:32 PM

Kurds raise an army to defend new federal region

Meet the APF force being trained as the nucleus of a new army, defending region Kurds claimed despite opposition from all sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 3:16 PM

Syria: Kurdish, regime forces in fierce clashes

Uneasy alliance breaks down in Qamishli, with fierce gunbattle raging between rival militias.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 7:46 AM

Islamists shell Aleppo Kurds, killing 18

ISIS launches attacks on government-held areas near Damascus, after setback at Palmyra. Syrian military jet shot down.Gil Ronen, 4/7/2016, 1:13 AM

Kurds: One people across four countries

Kurds declare a federal region in Syria raising an uproar - but who are they? Meet a scattered people with tense relations in host states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 5:58 PM

Kurds declare federal region in Syria, prompting Arab backlash

Declaration - which delivers a message not to leave Kurds out of peace talks - leads to objections from regime, opposition, and even US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 3:47 PM

Kurds inch closer to independence in Syria?

Buoyed by consecutive victories against jihadists, Kurdish forces show they're a real force to be reckoned with.Delil Souleiman, 3/16/2016, 9:02 PM

Watch: American ISIS fighter captured by Kurds in Iraq

Islamic State fighter from Virginia, identified as 27-year-old Muhammad Jamal Amin caught near Sinjar.Ari Soffer, 3/14/2016, 3:19 PM

Swedish girl 'tricked' into entering Islamic State

Iraqi Kurds rescue 16-year-old who was misled by an ISIS terrorist in Sweden into traveling to the terror group's 'capital' in Mosul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 4:53 PM

Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing, warns tourists to stay away

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons claim the suicide car bomb attack that killed 28 people in Turkey's capital.Arutz Sheva North America, 2/19/2016, 9:21 PM

Could Ankara bombing be Turkey's pretext to invade Syria?

As Turkey rushes to blame Syrian Kurds for Ankara bombing, is this precisely the pretext Erdogan was waiting for to send in the troops?Ari Soffer, 2/18/2016, 12:10 PM

Defying all sides, Syrian Kurds en route to independence?

Despite enmity from Assad regime, opposition forces and Turkey, Kurds appear well on the way to autonomy aided by Russian airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 7:36 AM

ISIS is using chemical weapons

The Islamic terror group produced, used chemical weapons on Iraqi Kurds, reports OPCW, in first known chemical terrorism in 20 years.David Rosenberg, 2/15/2016, 8:32 PM

Turkish PM: We'll continue to hit Kurds in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells German Chancellor his country will continue to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 1:15 AM