Friday, September 25, 2009

Kurds and Israel

I saw a recent survey of Iraqi Kurdish attitudes to Israel. A majority favor a relationship between Kurdistan and Israel. My opinion is this: I have always favored self-determination for Kurds and fulfillment of their national aspiration. I reckon that Kurds suffered discrimination and oppression by the US, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. But the future of the Kurds of Iraq is in Iraq and with the larger Arab world. The association between some Kurdish leaders and Israel will hurt the future of Arab-Kurdish brotherhood/sisterhood. In the long future, Israel will not be there and Kurds have to have peaceful relations with the Arabs. End of my preachment.