Tag Archives: ISRAEL

KRG officials express concern for Palestine, continue to deal with Israel

Statements expressing “Concern for Palestine” Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani made a statement about the recent violence between Israel and Palestine. Speaking on his social media account, Nechirvan Barzani said, “We are very concerned about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians that cost the lives of civilians, including children, and targets holy places.” Nechirvan Barzani […]

A new conspiracy targeting Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory. […]

The Kurds’ Choices: “No friends but the mountains…and certainly not Israel.”

First published on 19/02/2021 by Elijah J Magnier Republished with approval of the author Many states have used the Kurds (who maintain the same language and cross-border relationships with other Kurdish tribes in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey) throughout modern history –– as a weapon against various Middle Eastern countries. This continues to be the case, especially […]

Israel buying cheap oil from US-backed Kurdish militants in northeast Syria: Report

Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Friday that the oil wells, which were previously controlled by the Syrian government, have turned into a source of income by the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of mainly Kurdish forces fighting against Damascus. The US-backed SDF militants in northeastern Syria protect the security interests of the […]

Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US

British judge Baraitser has ruled that Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks and a hero for freedom of journalism, should not be extradited to the US. The US government filed a request to prosecute him on 17 charges of espionage and 1 charge of computer abuse, for a total maximum sentence of 175 years. In […]

Israel and the Kurdish independence referendum

Massoud Barzani’s legacy, the referendum for independence in Iraqi Kurdistan of three years ago, drew the ire of all its neighbors, including the central government in Baghdad. Opposition to his actions have had catastrophic results for the autonomous region, as it provoked the Iraqi government to invade the province of Kerkuk and is often quoted […]

Anniversary of Mullah Mustafa Barzani’s return from the Soviet Union

Introduction Mullah Mustafa Barzani’s name is associated with the Kurds. He came to the fore in the name of the Kurds and called himself “defender of their rights.” Was this claim true in practice? What did his children do after him? Where are they today? And many other questions arise about the Barzani family. According […]

Explaining leftist politics: ANTIFA, Israeli settlers’ history and PKK connect through a shared ideology

By Hedwig Kuijpers Since the Kibbutz movement in the early 20th century, and Murray Bookchin’s writings and influence in leftist circles from the ’60s untill today, early Zionist anarcho-communism has become a heritage that inspired both the Antifa movement in the West and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in the Middle-East, and has united them in […]

SDF Sells Syrian Oil To Israel

After the control of areas of Northern and North-Eastern Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the PKK branch, and with US support, the region’s oil wells attracted the attention of the United States and Israel. The PKK-affiliated armed goup, without the permission of the central government and illegally, has given all the authority to […]

Erdogan and Israel: friends or foes?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sending medical aid to counter coronavirus to Israel raises many questions for observers and analysts who see that Erdogan is attacking Israel in the media outlets while providing it assistance behind the scenes. Several media sources have spoken of talks between Turkey and Israel regarding sending a shipment of Turkish […]