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Netanyahu is a champion of Kurdish independence

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Analysis. The Israeli prime minister’s diplomatic activism has taken him from Africa and Latin America to Kurdistan, where a referendum promises to make things difficult for Israel’s enemies.

written by Michele Giorgio

Topic Middle East and North Africa


September 15, 2017

Debate about the referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, scheduled for the end of the month, will continue to ignite regional debate and hold the states directly involved — namely, Iraq and, indirectly, Syria, Turkey and Iran — in a frenzy.

The consultation, however, also affects the United States — architects of “full Kurdish autonomy” back when the enemy Saddam Hussein led Iraq — Russia and several other countries. Among these there is Israel, which has always been close to the cause of Iraqi Kurds.

So, while intense negotiations and behind-the-scenes maneuverings are underway to sink the referendum — the alliance that Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey is trying to cushion with Iran is proof — or to impose the postponement of the referendum, Israeli Prime........

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