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Kurdish Oil Tanker Docks in Israel


An oil tanker off Haifa's coast.

An oil tanker off Haifa's coast.
Photo Credit: Shay Levy/Flash90

A Iraqi-Kurdish crude oil tanker docked in Israel on Saturday night.

On Friday, JewishPress.com reported that the tanker, after not finding a buyer for its oil, due to threats from Iraq, closed a deal with Israel and would be docking in Israel. The oil is expected to be offloaded on Sunday.

Iraqi parliamentarian Abad el-Mahdi al-Hafaji said in response to the report, “The export of oil from Kurdistan to Israel is treason to Iraq, the Arab nation, and to the Palestinian cause.”

May this be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

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16 Responses to “Kurdish Oil Tanker Docks in Israel”

  1. Israel and Kurdistan together will put in ME in order, what the UK, France and USA did not made the duty.

  2. Liz Wagner says:

    Go Kurdistan!

  3. Dave Carey says:

    GOOD Stuff fellas !

  4. Dave Carey says:

    Some one and not just anyone this time took the reins !

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    Why isn't Kurdistan a free country and complete instead of being occupied by the Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran? These countries criticize Israel for being in its own country and worry about the philistines whom they don't want in their country.

    Ironic?

  6. Michael Gorinsky says:

    The Late And GREAT Prime Minister Of Israel Menachem Begin z'L Prased The Kurds And Their earlier Leader Barzani as a "Great and Brave Man and The Kurds as A Great People. I feel as their has been a mutual admiration of the two peoples for a long time. Thye Kurds are Smart and Resourseful and have made something good and unique.

  7. Kenneth Schreier says:

    Keep that oil flowing to Israel. The Kurds have long hated Turkey & Sunnis! Iraq should have been divided up rather than the attempt to unify people who just don't historically like each other.
    The Kurds should have been given back their own country, Kurdistan, but the US tried to have democratic elections which favored the Shiites due to their larger number. Iran is shiite and therefore laughed when the US fell right into their trap which has now backfired. US policy is a disaster!

  8. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Nuff said!

  9. The actions of Kurdistan show that our enemies are NOT Muslims, but Arabs and Iranians. And those they have influenced. There is no reason we cannot get along with Muslims, if they are willing to get along with us!

  10. A Few years ago I predicted that Iraq would break up into 3 separate states: one Sunni one Shiite and one Kurdish. I still think that this will be the case and now the Kurdish state could also incorporate Kurdish Syria. Who knows? Insha'Allah, one day it may also incorporate Kurdish Turkey. Anyhow, a Kurdish state and Israel have many reasons to be friendly and cooperate. May this be the bsginning of xuch cooperation.

  11. ameeeen for this beautyfull begining.may god bless it and give to kurd peoples a new heart.who knows if that will be a great future for entire iraq and midle east ,a reast from decades of war and hatress…? i hope from the bottom of my heart

  12. Jerry Blaz says:

    We have a "semi-famous" Kurdish Jew in our area, a UCLA professor emeritus in Semitic languages named Yonah Sabar who visited his father's home town over 20 years ago when he told me about it. His son Ariel has subsequently written a book about his father's birthplace called "My Father's Paradise." Yonah said he was very well-received by townspeople who remembered his father and his family with love and nostalgia. The Jews left Kurdistan during the early days of the Jewish state. The Kurds were the "odd man out" is the division or the area by Sykes-Picot or whomever. Otherwise they would have had a state in what is now Turkey, Iran, Syria, and, of course, Iraq.

    Salah-a-Din, the Kurdish leader of the Arabs against the Crusaders, invited the Jews to return to Jerusalem when he and his army recaptured Jerusalem. The Crusaders had prevented Jews from living in Jerusalem.

    The Barazanis have had a long association with Israel, and in the 1950s, there was some degree of hope in Israel that the Kurds would revolt against the Iraqi government, thus relieving the pressure of the surrounding Arab states around Israel. The Kurds biggest problem regarding statehood is that their state, if it follows Kurdish areas of population, would not have a coastline. Of course, with air travel this is less a problem than it was in earlier times. Iraqi Kurdistan is very rich in oil.

  13. Are you kidding ! This is 'Manna' from heaven. So what if we buy the oil? I can almost afford to buy it myself … I'm just 95% short.

  14. The Kurdish people must have their OWN state and membership in the UN. They deserve to be free in their own homeland and get back territory stolen by Turkey and Irak. Illustrious history these sons of the great Saladino…friend of the Jews.

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