Don’t confuse Iraq’s views with those common in Kurdistan

More than a handful of people thought my wife, Whitney, and I were insane when we shared that we were going to live in Kurdistan, technically part of northern Iraq, a country officially in a state of war with Israel, and were moving a mere five days after our wedding.

Read more in the Atlanta Jewish Times

Surprisingly cool and cosmopolitan Kurdistan

Benjamin Kweskin, 32, raised in Charlotte and now in Atlanta, lived in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, for 10 months. He and his wife, Whitney, moved to Erbil in August 2013, five days after they were married, to teach English and social studies at a private school there.

Read more here (Charlotte Observer)

And here (Erbil Governorate)

And here (Italian)