THE LEVANT NEWS — Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called for the formation of an independent Kurdistan, and urged an enhanced policy of cooperation between Israel and the Kurdish people.
‘The Kurds are an ancient, democratic, peace-loving people that have never attacked any country. It’s time to help them. We must openly call for the establishment of a Kurdish state that separates Iran from Turkey, one which will be friendly towards Israel,’ Shaked said.
Shaked gave a speech at the annual INSS security conference in Tel Aviv.
Mrs. Shaked said creation of Kurdistan state would weaken Israel’s rivals in the region.
“The Kurdish people are a partner for the Israeli people. The Kurds are an ancient, democratic, peace-loving people that have never attacked any country,” Shaked said noting the shared interests of Israel and the Kurds in defeating the rise of terrorism in the region.
In 2014 policy speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support for an independent Kurdistan. He praised their “political commitment and political moderation,” and said the Kurdish people were “worthy of their own political independence.”
Minister Shaked is known for her extreme approach about the Palestinian issue. She is champion of anti-Palestinian policies.
An independent Kurdistan means separation of Iraq. According to the Middle East experts Israel has aimed to create a separate Kurdistan in order to weaken Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran.
Source: The Turkish Sun