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Congress must immediately pass a fresh AUMF for NE Syria

Congress must immediately pass a fresh AUMF for NE Syria

There is no other site where the American flag can be reliably planted while uniquely depending upon Kurdish Peshmerga to achieve conjoint security goals.KURDNAS President Sherkoh Abbas, 27/10/2019 14:00
ANALYSIS - How the US killed the Kurdish autonomy project

ANALYSIS - How the US killed the Kurdish autonomy project

Trump's pullout from Syria and green light to Turkish invasion is latest US betrayal of Kurdish efforts to achieve autonomy, independence.Yochanan Visser, 22/10/2019 14:32
Actual Kurdish Muslim treatment of Jews today and in the past

Actual Kurdish Muslim treatment of Jews today and in the past

First-hand accounts of the oppression and antisemitism experienced by Jewish communities under Kurdish dominion. Dr. Andrew G. Bostom, 17/10/2019 07:14
How to resolve the Turkish - Kurdish standoff in Syria

How to resolve the Turkish - Kurdish standoff in Syria

Turkey needs to start addressing the root cause of its problems with Kurds within Turkey, who have been marginalized and victimized since the inception of modern Turkey.KURDNAS President Sherkoh Abbas, 02/02/2019 22:34
The Turks are coming – to Syria

The Turks are coming – to Syria

Arab hatred of Turkey is so extreme that the last thing the Arab states wish to see is the return of the Ottoman Empire whose police tortured and killed them without mercy. This can and should lead to strange alliances.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 06/01/2019 11:11
Israeli film dropped from Iraqi Kurdish festival competition

Israeli film dropped from Iraqi Kurdish festival competition

Film festival judges in Iraqi Kurdistan protest removal of Israeli film, refuse to declare winner.AFP, 30/10/2018 14:44
Remembering the 1988 Halabja chemical weapon massacre

Remembering the 1988 Halabja chemical weapon massacre

Israel-Kurdistan Friendship Association memorializes 1988 Halabja massacre that killed 5,000.Mordechai Sones, 15/03/2018 22:51
PKK and Hamas: A tale of two terror camps

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, 20/02/2018 19:01
Jewish activists hold events supporting Kurdistan's independence

Jewish activists hold events supporting Kurdistan's independence

Jewish activists for independent Kurdistan promote cause in NY, Jerusalem.JTA, 30/11/2017 17:37
Massive Iraqi earthquake rattles Tel Aviv

Massive Iraqi earthquake rattles Tel Aviv

7.3 magnitude earthquake in northern Iraq felt over 600 miles away in Tel Aviv.David Rosenberg, 12/11/2017 21:39
Waving the Israeli flag - a criminal offense?

Waving the Israeli flag - a criminal offense?

Following Kurdish demonstrations featuring Israeli flag, Baghdad outlaws waving of 'Zionist entity's flag'.David Rosenberg, 31/10/2017 14:06
'The Kurds are calling us - but we're ignoring them.'

'The Kurds are calling us - but we're ignoring them.'

N. Iraq Kurds disappointed with Trump, Israel abandoning their cry for help: 'We raised Israeli flag in Europe, now we're punished for it.'Shimon Cohen & Mordechai Sones, 25/10/2017 11:48
Kirkuk falls as Iraqi tanks enter city

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, 16/10/2017 17:04
Iraqi forces launch 'major attack' on Kurds following referendum

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, 16/10/2017 10:19
NY Kurdish fighter film screening sold out despite terror threat

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, 04/10/2017 09:20
Netanyahu denies Turkish claim of involvement in Kurdish vote

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, 01/10/2017 13:41
Erdogan: Mossad responsible for Kurdish independence

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, 01/10/2017 00:40
Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces

Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces

Iran, Iraq, hold joint drills after Kurdish independence referendum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2017 23:41
Kurds vote 9-1 in favor of independence, despite Turkish threats

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, 27/09/2017 09:12
Erdogan threatens to halt renewed Israel ties over Kurdish state

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, 26/09/2017 22:03
Turkey threatens 'ethnic war' over Kurdish independence

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, 26/09/2017 13:58
Kurdish independence referendum ends peacefully

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, 25/09/2017 22:06
Kurdistan: After all the suffering, hope for independence

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, 24/09/2017 22:50
Iraq: We will not allow creation of a second Israel

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, 17/09/2017 19:24
Israel should support the Kurdish Independence Referendum

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, 27/06/2017 11:01
Is an independent Kurdistan in the offing?

Is an independent Kurdistan in the offing?

Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum on independence in September. Iraqi government condemns move.David Rosenberg, 09/06/2017 13:20
 Kurdish Rabbi passes away at 117

Kurdish Rabbi passes away at 117

Rabbi Zecharia Barashi, reportedly oldest person in Israel, passes away at 117 in Jerusalem.Yoel Domb, 06/03/2017 17:43
Obsessive inconsistency: The world and the two-state solution

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, 22/01/2017 09:54
'Trying to flee the hell in which I was living'

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

A woman who fled ISIS with her two children was interviewed on Kurdistan24.AFP, 02/08/2016 11:56
Kurdish leader demands statehood

Kurdish leader demands statehood

Terrorism has rendered old order obsolete, says Kurdish president; the time has come for a Kurdish state.David Rosenberg, 23/05/2016 19:29
Kurds urge Jews to return to Iraq

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, 10/05/2016 11:43
Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq

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, 07/01/2016 22:55
Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq event

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq event

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, 30/11/2015 21:15
Kurds Vow to Avenge Yazidis Massacred by ISIS

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, 03/08/2015 15:21
Kurdish Fighters Celebrate American 'Martyr'

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, 12/06/2015 13:33
Activist Urges Israel to Raise Kurdistan as Ally

Activist Urges Israel to Raise Kurdistan as Ally

Prominent Kurdish official urges Israel to support Kurdistan as a buffer to Iranian, Turkish expansionism - despite Obama policy.Gedalyah Reback, 20/04/2015 18:01
Kurds Fight for Independence Against 'Arabization'

Kurds Fight 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, 11/04/2015 22:23
Christians Fight for Legacy versus ISIS

Christians Fight for 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, 07/04/2015 11:43
Is Israel Losing Favor in Kurdistan?

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, 04/03/2015 18:31
Kurd Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Terrorists'

Kurd Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Terrorists'

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, 17/11/2014 10:52
Israel and Embattled Kurdistan

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, 16/10/2014 23:55
Sisi: Kurdish Independence Would be Catastrophic

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, 07/07/2014 05:44
Iranian Official: Kurdish State 'A Zionist Plot'

Iranian Official: Kurdish State '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, 06/07/2014 17:51
Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Ties with Israel

Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Ties 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, 04/07/2014 11:27
Turkey Opposes Independence for Iraq's Kurds

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, 01/07/2014 05:43
Kurds Deny Report of Oil Trade with Israel

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, 23/06/2014 10:00
Al Qaeda: Kurdish Population Transfer in Syria

Al Qaeda: 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, 13/12/2013 01:14
Kurdish Leader Warns of War Against Arab Settlers

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, 24/11/2013 14:34
Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

After months of fighting, northeastern Syria makes official split to Kurdish autonomy.Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013 22:24
Weapons Seized in Turkey near Syria

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, 07/11/2013 20:13
Kurds Threaten Turkey with Fresh Wave of Attacks

Kurds 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, 22/10/2013 10:46
The "Non-Arab Spring"?

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, 18/09/2013 07:00
Syria: Kurdish Group Calls for Autonomy

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, 11/09/2013 17:33
Kurdish-Israelis Want Representation

Kurdish-Israelis Want Representation

As Kurds push towards national unity, in the hope of eventually securing independence, Israel's sizable Kurdish community wants a seat too.Ari Soffer, 19/08/2013 21:19
Iraqi Kurdish Leader Threatens Syria Intervention

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Threatens Syria Intervention

Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani threatens to send forces to protect Syrian Kurds from Islamist attacks.Ari Soffer, 10/08/2013 21:38
Syria: Iranian Kurds Poised to Join Battle

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, 05/08/2013 19:52
Turkey Voices Concern Over Kurdish Rebels

Turkey Voices Concern Over Kurdish Rebels

Turkey is increasingly concerned as Kurdish groups edge closer to cementing autonomy in northern SyriaChana Ya'ar, 18/07/2013 17:04