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Kurdistan must take responsibility for its own independence.
Likud MK Yoav Kisch's motion comes in response to rising tensions between Israel and Turkey.
Where were the international monitors and observers, the former US Presidents and senators?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The Kurdistan Regional Government gained relative independence in 1991, in the wake of the First Gulf War.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
In a televised address, Barzani said the "yes" vote had won and he called on Iraq's central government in Baghdad to engage in "serious dialogue."
Israel is the only nation to publicly support the Kurdish independence referendum.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The fact that Israel supported the referendum was a decisive factor in the Palestinians’ opposition.
By BEN LYNFIELD
A meaningless vote manufactures its own meaning. No regional or international actor except Israel has supported the referendum.
By NICK ASHDOWN/THE MEDIA LINE
Historic plans for a Kurdish referendum on September 25 are going forward in Iraq.
In Iraq’s Kurdistan, authorities of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) allowed masses to rally as they were holding the Israeli flag.
By CENG SAGNIC
Israel's backing of an independent Kurdistan has brought it into the center of the debate raging across the Middle East.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The unprecedented embrace of the Israeli flag comes amidst Israel’s support for Kurdish rights and historic connections between the two nations.
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