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Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...
Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan - Waar Media

Netanyahu Denies Israel's Role in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected on Sunday the claims by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had said that Mossad was involved in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum held last Monday. "Israel played no part in ...

Are Kurds more like Jews or Palestinians? It depends on whom you ask.

Washington Post - 2017-09-25 23:20
Today, Iraqi Kurds are going to the polls to decide whether to seek independence from Iraq. So far, only one world leader has publicly backed the cause: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There are concrete geopolitical reasons for Israel to supp ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Swedish Ruling Party Voices Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-19 18:47
ERBIL— The Social Democratic Party of Sweden on Tuesday voiced support for the imminent referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region (due on Monday), according to media reports. The issue of Kurdistan referendum was on the agenda of the discussions ...

Turkish FM says KRG referendum 'big mistake'

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 14:09
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking to Al-Monitor during his visit to New York for this week’s UN General Assembly session, addressed his country’s stance on the upcoming independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, EU-Turkey ties, Ankara’s ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Kuwaiti envoy in the Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-18 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Mr. Omar Al-Kandari, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil. In the meeting, the Kuwaiti envoy reiterated his desire to strengthen bilateral relations ...

Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:51
ERBIL— As the timing for holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan is approaching, more politicians, lawmakers and leaders from across the globe voice support for the vote. Shadiya Heidari, an Iranian Kurdish born Swedish lawmaker from the Social ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-09-13 02:07
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has showing his country’s support to a future independent state of Kurdistan. In an official statement on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel supports the establishment of an independent state for Kurds i ...

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

Kobani expresses support for Rojhilat uprising

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The institutions of Democratic Autonomous Administration and the Democratic Society Movement in the canton of Kobani released a statement expressing their support for the uprising of the people in Rojhilat Kurdistan "the people who aspire to freedom canno ...

Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Russia over Middle East conflicts

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says the Israeli leader will travel to Russia on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Netanyahu’s office said late Saturday that the meeting would take place in the Black Sea resort town ...