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Who are the Kurds? (BBC via Israpundit)

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 15, 2019 Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Where do they come from? The Kurds are one of the indigenous […]

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If the Palestinians Want Independence, They Will Need to Pay a Lot More for it Now – Jonathan S. Tobin (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 29, 2018 If the Palestinians Want Independence, They Will Need to Pay a Lot More for it Now – Jonathan S. Tobin (Ha’aretz) When the Palestinians turned down peace deals – that would have given them statehood as well as a share of Jerusalem – from Ehud Barak and Bill Clinton in 2000 and 2001, […]

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Time for the West to Follow Israel’s Example on the Kurds – Makvan Kasheikal (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 23, 2018 Time for the West to Follow Israel’s Example on the Kurds – Makvan Kasheikal On my Norwegian passport is the name of my birthplace in Iran. I am a Kurd. I came to Norway with my parents as a young boy. They fled from Iran after my father’s brother was tortured and killed […]

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The Case for Kurdish Independence by Alan M. Dershowitz (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 2, 2017 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to extort Israel to withdraw its support, and threatened to end the process of normalization unless it does so. It is worth noting that Turkey strongly supports statehood for the Palestinians but not for their own Kurdish population. Hypocrisy abounds in the international community, but that […]

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