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Netanyahu Calls for Independent Kurdish State

The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.
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On Sunday evening, PM Netanyahu called for an independent Kurdish state, at a policy speech in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu said the Kurds deserve independence and Israel should support that.

Iraqi Kurdistan controls some significant oil resources, and has managed to keep ISIS out of their territory.

Netanyahu’s statement goes against apparent US policy which imagines it can hold the disparate regions of what once was Iraq together, while somehow ignoring the Islamic fundamentalists of ISIS which has taken over large swaths of the country.

Over the weekend, Israel received it first shipment of crude oil from the fledgling independent Kurdish state, after nearly every other country in the world was afraid to take it due to threatened repercussions from Iraq. The Kurdish oil is piped to Turkey, where it is then shipped by oil tanker overseas.

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87 Responses to “Netanyahu Calls for Independent Kurdish State”

  1. I agree as long as it is split up in Iraq and not Israel!

  2. I agree as long as it is split up in Iraq and not Israel!

  3. i agreeeeeee its by time…rsa..

  4. kurds will not support irag .they gas the and the kurds are not the some tipe of people then the iragie …so they will join israel…they will feel saver in all matter .

  5. kurds will not support irag .they gas the and the kurds are not the some tipe of people then the iragie …so they will join israel…they will feel saver in all matter .

  6. A kurdish indipendent state is long overdue as it is a palestinian one!

  7. A kurdish indipendent state is long overdue as it is a palestinian one!

  8. A kurdish indipendent state is long overdue as it is a palestinian one!

  9. A kurdish indipendent state is long overdue as it is a palestinian one!

  10. Lynn Bateman says:

    The only solid step forward

  11. Lynn Bateman says:

    The only solid step forward

  12. Lynn Bateman says:

    The only solid step forward

  13. Lynn Bateman says:

    The only solid step forward

  14. It’s about time he opened his mouth

  15. Adou Abel says:

    Well done…!!!

  16. Adou Abel says:

    Well done…!!!

  17. Adou Abel says:

    Well done…!!!

  18. Adou Abel says:

    Well done…!!!

  19. Usani Utum says:

    Yes, am in the same footing

  20. Usani Utum says:

    Yes, am in the same footing

  21. Usani Utum says:

    Yes, am in the same footing

  22. Usani Utum says:

    Yes, am in the same footing

  23. Helen Moyle says:

    Netanyahu exercises good judgment.

  24. Helen Moyle says:

    Netanyahu exercises good judgment.

  25. Helen Moyle says:

    Netanyahu exercises good judgment.

  26. Another Jewish propaganda to destabilize middle east…

  27. Another Jewish propaganda to destabilize middle east…

  28. Another Jewish propaganda to destabilize middle east…

  29. Another Jewish propaganda to destabilize middle east…

  30. Boris Reznik says:

    Etland Bicprendi, Kurdistan is in three countries, non of which ever considered Kurdish independence of 20 mill. Palestinian Arabs are no more than 5 million who were recognized by the British in 1937,by the UN and Israel in 1947. All Israelis left Gaza in 05, did any Turks or Iranians, or Iraqi leave any part of Kurdistan thus far?

  31. Boris Reznik says:

    Etland Bicprendi, Kurdistan is in three countries, non of which ever considered Kurdish independence of 20 mill. Palestinian Arabs are no more than 5 million who were recognized by the British in 1937,by the UN and Israel in 1947. All Israelis left Gaza in 05, did any Turks or Iranians, or Iraqi leave any part of Kurdistan thus far?

  32. Boris Reznik says:

    Etland Bicprendi, Kurdistan is in three countries, non of which ever considered Kurdish independence of 20 mill. Palestinian Arabs are no more than 5 million who were recognized by the British in 1937,by the UN and Israel in 1947. All Israelis left Gaza in 05, did any Turks or Iranians, or Iraqi leave any part of Kurdistan thus far?

  33. Boris Reznik says:

    Etland Bicprendi, Kurdistan is in three countries, non of which ever considered Kurdish independence of 20 mill. Palestinian Arabs are no more than 5 million who were recognized by the British in 1937,by the UN and Israel in 1947. All Israelis left Gaza in 05, did any Turks or Iranians, or Iraqi leave any part of Kurdistan thus far?

  34. Boris Reznik says:

    Mirza Hussain, the only propaganda I a in Arab media, and sadly in Turkish media now. The kurds, and Christians in the mideast Don’t have a country. Did you think about Them? Or your mind is taken over by your psychological Anti Zionism?

  35. Boris Reznik says:

    Mirza Hussain, the only propaganda I a in Arab media, and sadly in Turkish media now. The kurds, and Christians in the mideast Don’t have a country. Did you think about Them? Or your mind is taken over by your psychological Anti Zionism?

  36. Boris Reznik says:

    Mirza Hussain, the only propaganda I a in Arab media, and sadly in Turkish media now. The kurds, and Christians in the mideast Don’t have a country. Did you think about Them? Or your mind is taken over by your psychological Anti Zionism?

  37. Boris Reznik says:

    Mirza Hussain, the only propaganda I a in Arab media, and sadly in Turkish media now. The kurds, and Christians in the mideast Don’t have a country. Did you think about Them? Or your mind is taken over by your psychological Anti Zionism?

  38. Haley Chace says:

    I Agree!… If that means they support Israel

  39. Haley Chace says:

    I Agree!… If that means they support Israel

  40. Haley Chace says:

    I Agree!… If that means they support Israel

  41. Haley Chace says:

    I Agree!… If that means they support Israel

  42. I like that Bibi. help a people that really deserve help. Also, our enemies are their enemiies.

  43. I like that Bibi. help a people that really deserve help. Also, our enemies are their enemiies.

  44. I like that Bibi. help a people that really deserve help. Also, our enemies are their enemiies.

  45. I like that Bibi. help a people that really deserve help. Also, our enemies are their enemiies.

  46. Boris Reznik I am sorry but I am not able to understand your reply!

  47. Boris Reznik I am sorry but I am not able to understand your reply!

  48. Oren Skurnik says:

    Exactly, let them see what a forced “two state solution” looks like.

  49. Tracy Graham says:

    makes perfect sense. The Khurds obviously will get nothing but injustice trying to live with the Sunni or the Shia

  50. TO STRONG LIONG KING OF ISRAEL BIBI AMEN AMEN AMEN

  51. TO STRONG LIONG KING OF ISRAEL BIBI AMEN AMEN AMEN

  52. That’s what America needs to support !not a terrorist Palestine state??? So sick of all the lies from MBH and Americas flunky black man in the Whitehouse watch he’ll want to change the name cause it’s offensive to blacks

  53. That’s what America needs to support !not a terrorist Palestine state??? So sick of all the lies from MBH and Americas flunky black man in the Whitehouse watch he’ll want to change the name cause it’s offensive to blacks

  54. Lunch breaK, shared

  55. Good for Bibi !!! The Iran’s government does recognize the Kurds as part of their people !!!

  56. Correction : does not recognize the Kurds as their people.

  57. Now if Turkey can understand for the need for an independent Kurdish State.

  58. It is practical and well timed. Good marks!

  59. La formazione di uno stato curdo in parte dell’ex Irak sara’ una calamita per le popolazioni curde in Siria e Turchia per formare uno ricco stato democratico,bene organizzato che potra’ capovolgere la scena politica del medio oriente dettata arbitrariamente dall’ Inghilterra e dalla Francia alla sconfitta dell’impero ottomanno

  60. Watch for the 7 year peace treaty with Türkei.

  61. Len Minowitz says:

    Great idea BiBi now that’s a great leader with great ideas!

  62. Judith Dowla says:

    How do the Kurdish people feel about becoming an independent country once again, known as Kurdistan.

  63. David Elliot says:

    What a good idea..

  64. We support the Kurds

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