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The flag of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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.

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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 COMMENTS

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

  9. 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

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