Very Quietly, Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan Build Ties

Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the removal of Saddam Hussein, Israel and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region have steadily converged toward one another, despite their official stance that there are no such relations. In reality, their forbidden friendship is purposefully opaque due to lack of formal ties between Tel Aviv and Baghdad—and has frequently circumvented such diplomatic protocols.

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Middle East Chauvinism

Why are there not more states 100 years after the controversial Sykes-Picot agreement. Consider the fact that there are only Arab, Persian, Turkish—and a sole Jewish state in the region. What of the Amazigh, Kurds, Sahrawis, and others?

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A Christian State in Iraq? Between a Failed Iraq and a Stalled Kurdistan

Iraq’s Christians are an endangered population. Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Syriac, and other Christians have faced extraordinary brutality in their homeland since even before the 2003 US-lead war.

Read more here at Kurdistan24.net.

Ignored Minorities In the Middle East

The world is finally paying attention to the plight of Syrian and Iraqi Kurds, Christians and Yezidis. Hopefully this will shed a light on the repression of many of the region’s other minorities.

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