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Posts Tagged: Kurds

November 21, 2017 12:38 pm
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The Kurdish and Catalan Referenda

On October 1, 2017 -- of those eligible to vote from among the 7.5 million-strong Catalan nation -- two million (42%) showed up for the referendum on independence from...

November 2, 2017 1:51 pm
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Kurds Could Be Key US Ally in Anti-Iran Efforts

Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, in his first comment on the military rout of his Peshmerga forces, vowed that the overwhelming vote for Kurdish independence in...

October 2, 2017 5:03 pm
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Alan Dershowitz: The Case for Kurdish Independence

This article was originally published by Gatestone Institute. Over 90% of Iraq’s Kurdish population have now voted for independence from Iraq. While the referendum is not...

September 27, 2017 4:44 pm
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Trump Betrays Kurdistan

JNS.org - It is difficult to look at the scandalous international response to the Kurdish independence referendum and not think, at the same time, of the...

September 25, 2017 10:16 am
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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Is Decades Overdue

The Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence, taking place on Monday, is more than likely to pass. Sadly, however, not a single country (with the exception...

September 6, 2017 3:48 pm
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A Lesson in Democracy for Turkey’s Islamist President

When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Washington, DC this past May, he was greeted outside the home of the Turkish ambassador by a small...

July 13, 2017 10:36 am
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The Time Is Ripe for Kurdish Independence

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will hold a referendum on independence on September 25, 2017. By all accounts, the majority of Iraqi Kurds under the...

March 27, 2017 6:15 am
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Are Syrian Kurds the Key to Defeating ISIS?

JNS.org - What steps can the West take to defeat the Islamic State? According to leading experts, the US and Israel should work to push the Syrian...

February 10, 2017 3:52 am
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Assyrian Statehood Would Help Kurdish-American Relations

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with a growing backlash in the Middle East. To take one...

September 23, 2016 6:49 am
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Erdogan Will Never Defeat the Kurds Through Violence

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has claimed that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What...

September 2, 2016 3:58 am
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The Betrayal of Syria’s Kurds

JNS.org - From Moscow to Washington, we are told that the principle enemy in the Middle East is the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization. At the same...

May 5, 2016 6:37 am
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Leader of Syrian Islamist Group Threatens Kurds

A radio transmission between the commander of an Islamist brigade with ties to the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and a Kurdish man contained a chilling message, threatening to...

April 27, 2016 11:22 am
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Report: Iran May Send Hamas to Fight ISIS

Iran is reportedly planning to deploy Hamas operatives to fight the Islamic State in Mosul, according to a-Sharq al-Awsat and reported by the Jerusalem Post. The report suggests that Iran still...

November 17, 2015 2:53 pm
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Kurdish Commander Exposes Iranian Plan to Seize Oil-Rich Iraqi Cities

A Kurdish commander revealed to the London-based Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday an Iranian plan to take over the oil-rich Iraqi cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. The...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

UK Buys Israeli Iron Dome Technology to Defend Falkland Islands

JNS.org - The United Kingdom has signed a $104 million contract for the purchase of advanced missile defense technology used in Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system. In purchasing the Sky...

Middle East

At Least 235 Killed, 109 Injured in Deadly Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 184 people were killed and 125 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state...

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