Did Al Baghdadi’s elimination stand behind US retreat?

According to uncorroborated statements by Iraqi protest leader Dr. Nakeeb Saadoon, “The US gave up on the Kurds because Turkey gave Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi to the US.” Rachel Avraham, 10/30/2019, 10:54 AM

ISIS spokesman killed hours after leader

Kurdish fighters say ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was killed in joint US-Kurdish raid.Elad Benari, 10/28/2019, 4:06 AM

Trump declares success in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey

US President says Turkey has agreed to make temporary ceasefire with Kurdish forces permanent. 'US did it, no one else.'Gary Willig, 10/23/2019, 7:09 PM

Turkey: No need to initiate another operation in Syria

Turkish defense ministry says it was informed by US that Kurdish withdrawal from Syria safe zone is complete.Ben Ariel, 10/23/2019, 2:53 AM

Kurdish fighters leave besieged town in northern Syria

Dozens of Kurdish fighters leave town of Ras al-Ain as part of ceasefire deal agreed upon between the US and Turkey.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/20/2019, 6:47 PM

The Kurdish Rojava was a kind of Israel.and Islamists hated it

Putting Kurdish antisemitism aside, they are a thorn in the Islamist plans just like those Jewis in Israel. Giulio Meotti, 10/20/2019, 1:54 PM

Erdogan: We will crush the Kurds' heads

Turkish president continues to threaten Kurdish forces despite US-brokered cease-fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2019, 11:19 AM

Erdogan threatens to restart operation against Kurds

Turkish President warns his country will restart operation in Syria if Kurds do not withdraw from a "safe zone".Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/18/2019, 10:40 PM

Romney: We abandoned an ally

Utah Senator blasts ceasefire with Turkey: What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a blood stain in the annals of American history.Ben Ariel, 10/18/2019, 6:40 AM

Why Turkey frightens Europe

Europe is never going to break the yoke imposed on it by the Turks. Giulio Meotti, 10/15/2019, 4:59 PM

Trump to impose sanctions over Turkish action in Syria

US to raise steel tariffs, end negotiations for $100 billion deal over Turkey's attack on the Kurds in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2019, 11:22 PM

Analysis: Chaos in Syria intensifies after US abandons Kurds

Can America's allies in the Middle East continue to depend on the US after Trump clears way for Turkish attack on the Kurds?Yochanan Visser, 10/13/2019, 2:59 PM

The upside of Trump’s pullout

Trump has been quick to point out that these are mostly tribal wars among Muslims whether America shows up or not. Note that no American has ever been asked to fight and die for Israel. Jack Engelhard, 10/13/2019, 10:11 AM

Trump: Those who got US into Middle East quicksand are inept

US President responds to criticism of his withdrawal from Syria, allowing Turkish assault on the Kurds.Gary Willig, 10/13/2019, 7:55 AM

France, Germany suspend arms exports to Turkey

France and Germany announce arms exports to Turkey have been suspended in response to its offensive against Kurdish fighters.Ben Ariel, 10/13/2019, 4:11 AM

The real message of the Turks’ invasion of Syria

Regardless of the various Henry Machiavelli von Bismarcks in Government, America can and should do better than this for the Kurds who helped rout ISIS. A Kurdish state is long overdue. Gerald A. Honigman, 10/12/2019, 7:28 PM

Of media hotheads and Trump’s Syria blunder

Trump has many plusses, but gets a minus on Syria. The media gets a double minus. Jack Engelhard, 10/10/2019, 5:16 PM

Israel rips Turkish invasion of Syria, warns of ethnic cleansing

Prime Minister Netanyahu blasts Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, warns Turkey not to ethnically cleanse Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 5:11 PM

Trump issues dire warning to Turkey over Syria invasion

President Trump says he will 'wipe out' Turkey's economy if President Erdogan wipes out the Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 1:11 PM

The United States' dilemma vis-à-vis the Kurds

The president's decision is a mistake, but one that is consistent with his campaign promises. Barry Shaw, 10/10/2019, 11:37 AM

Shaked: Kurdish state is in Israel's interests

Yamina leader calls on Israeli government, Western world to support establishment of an independent Kurdistan.Ayelet Shaked, 10/9/2019, 11:14 PM

Graham threatens Turkey with 'sanctions from hell'

South Carolina Senator says Congress will impose devastating sanctions on Turkey if it launches operation in Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/8/2019, 10:40 PM

Trump: We have not abandoned the Kurds

Trump defends decision to pull troops from northern Syria, but stresses US is not abandoning the local Kurds.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/8/2019, 8:11 PM

ANALYSIS: How Syrian war could turn into global conflict

Global community mistakenly believes Syrian civil war is winding down, but Turkey's Erdogan is preparing invasion of Kurdish territory.Yochanan Visser, 8/14/2019, 8:36 PM

Let's mobilize the good guys in the Middle East!

A flexible model for a reconstructed Middle East, giving proper place to Kurds and Druze.KURDNAS President Sherkoh Abbas, 2/18/2019, 5:06 PM

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Syrian President warns country’s Kurds that the US would not protect them against any Turkish offensive.Elad Benari, 2/18/2019, 2:33 AM

Trump and Erdogan discuss Syria

Turkish President and US President discuss creation of "security zone" in north Syria.Elad Benari, 1/15/2019, 12:35 AM

Escalating tensions between US and Turkey

Following commencement of US military withdrawal from Syria, Turkey prepares to close in on the Kurds.i24News, 1/14/2019, 6:54 PM

Trump: We'll 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds

US President warns Turkey against harming Kurds after US pullout from Syria.Ben Ariel, 1/14/2019, 1:40 AM

Erdogan: US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully

Turkish President says his country is best partner to work with US on withdrawal from Syria, reaffirms commitment to defeating ISIS.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2019, 4:10 AM

Bolton: US forces to remain in Syria to counter Iran

Top Trump adviser US will not pull troops out of Syria until Turkey vows not to attack Kurdish forces, adds withdrawal could be partial.David Rosenberg, 1/6/2019, 6:49 PM

Turkey prepares for new offensive against Kurds

Turkey reportedly preparing offensive on Syrian border to attack Kurdish YPG forces.i24News, 12/26/2018, 3:00 PM

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Turkish president announces Turkey will attack Kurdish militants who are battling ISIS in Syria.Gary Willig, 12/12/2018, 7:16 PM

ANALYSIS: Syrian war becoming a global conflict

With the collapse of peace talks, Syrian civil war escalating into regional - and possibly global - conflict.Yochanan Visser, 11/30/2018, 12:35 PM

ANALYSIS: Developments show Syrian war could escalate into WWIII

The war is becoming a battle against the Russian-backed Iranian axis in Syria, with US Special Forces and UK soldiers deployed in the area,Yochanan Visser, 3/15/2018, 10:38 PM

The shameful Western betrayal of the Kurds

The world owes the Kurds, but it does not want to pay up. Giulio Meotti, 2/26/2018, 12:44 PM

PKK and Hamas: A tale of two terror camps

As Turkey supports Hamas and displays belligerence towards Israel, it’s time to examine problems Ankara has with the people whom it renamed “Mountain Turks” - aka the Kurds. Gerald A. Honigman, 2/20/2018, 7:01 PM

Syrian Kurds and army to repel Turkish offensive

Syrian Kurdish forces and Damascus government reached an agreement to work together to repel Turkish attack on Afrin region.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2018, 4:07 AM

Analysis: Erdogan is on a crash course with the US

The offensive against the Kurds in Syria is a red line. Experts say the latest Turkish provocation is bringing a confrontation closer.Yochanan Visser, 1/25/2018, 8:25 PM

Analysis: Turkey preparing for war

Erdogan's Turkey prepares for war against the Kurds while U.S. and NATO look the other wayYochanan Visser, 1/18/2018, 9:03 PM

New bill would permit Israeli travel to Kurdish-controlled areas

A new bill would remove the 'enemy territory' definition applied to Kurdish areas.Tzvi Lev, 11/30/2017, 8:24 PM

Say it ain't so, Donald!

Why Trump must block Iran’s effort to build a land-bridge to the Mediterranean and pushing for Kurdish independence is the way to accomplish that. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D., 11/26/2017, 6:31 AM

Waving the Israeli flag - a criminal offense?

Following Kurdish demonstrations featuring Israeli flag, Baghdad outlaws waving of 'Zionist entity's flag'.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2017, 2:06 PM

Netanyahu: World should take care of Kurds' future

PM reiterates Israel's support for Kurdish independence, says international community should look out for Kurds.AFP, 10/24/2017, 8:26 PM

Depressing conclusions to be drawn from the sad story of the Kurds

What happened to Kurdish dreams of independence is a warning signal of what could happen to an Israel which relies on the world.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 10/23/2017, 5:09 PM

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