Dreaming of Independence, Iraqi Kurds Reach Out to Jews and Israel for Support

An independent Kurdish state would be cut off from the world, but the Kurds refuse to give up their national aspirations and are even enlisting Jewish aid. There is even talk of renewing Erbil's Jewish quarter.

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“Kurdistan deserves an amicable divorce from Baghdad,” wrote Masrour Barzani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, in The Washington Post earlier this month. “Iraq is a conceptual failure,...