Despite Bravado Iran Fears Israel

In February 2022 Israel deployed six Israeli drones to successfully destroy hundreds of Iranian drones. It was not until now that Iran retaliated, by striking a Mossad training facility in Erbil, the capital of the KRI (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) with missiles launched from Iranian territory. This obviously represents a drastic escalation but it isContinue reading “Despite Bravado Iran Fears Israel”

The KRG is Blocking Kurdish Independence

There are no prospects whatsoever for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and so the US government resorting to Plan B, i.e. the military options, is inevitable. This means that the US and Israel will jointly destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program and the emerging US-led international Iran coalition will impose aContinue reading “The KRG is Blocking Kurdish Independence”

A Swiss Model for an Independent Kurdistan

Reconciliation between Kurdish political parties is essential for building an independent Kurdistan in the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian sections of Kurdistan and hence the current diplomatic effort by the US to promote reconciliation among Kurdish political parties. Quickie models for democratization in Muslim countries tend to have the effect of empowering Islamists and thus underminingContinue reading “A Swiss Model for an Independent Kurdistan”

The US Should Support the AANES for its Liberalization and Democratization

The AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) has made significant progress towards liberal democracy and more progress should be expected as the AANES is exceptionally successful in its feminist liberalization and democratization. In fact, the AANES is a model for liberalization and democratization for Muslim societies generally. The AANES is instilling liberal andContinue reading “The US Should Support the AANES for its Liberalization and Democratization”

An Independent Kurdistan Needs to be a Liberal Democracy

The Kurds in both Iraq and Syria rule themselves and the only thing that is missing is the liberation of Iranian Kurdistan to create an independent Kurdish state in half of Kurdistan, something which is both realistic and feasible. There is no doubt that the Kurds of Iran would be the first to respond positivelyContinue reading “An Independent Kurdistan Needs to be a Liberal Democracy”

Liberating Syria will Pave the Way for Kurdish Independence

Why would the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) be willing to allow the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) to participate in a joint strategic operation with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to liberate Syria and Lebanon from the totalitarian forces of Ba’athism and Khomeinism? Why would the YPG (People’s Defense Units) and theContinue reading “Liberating Syria will Pave the Way for Kurdish Independence”

Why Israel Keeps Quiet on Median Jewry

The Israel government keeps absolutely silent on the question of core Median Jewry and core Median Judaism and some may wonder why? Most Median Jews in the Middle East would not be negatively affected by an official Israeli recognition of core Median Jewry as Jewish. However, the situation of those Median Jews who live asContinue reading “Why Israel Keeps Quiet on Median Jewry”

Arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Strengthens Israel

The AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) is effectively for all practical purposes in geostrategic terms an outpost of Israel. While the relationship between the AANES and Israel is covert and not officially acknowledged, the AANES always relies on advocacy by the organized Jewish community in the United States to get its messageContinue reading “Arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Strengthens Israel”

Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry

Prior to the historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry were the remnants of Median Judaism around the world viewed with certain scepticism by official Israel. Scholars have even in recent years begun to claim that similarities with rabbinic Judaism are pure coincidence.  However, the rediscovery of core Median Jewry and the seven denominations of coreContinue reading “Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry”

Will Iraq Allow its Median Jews to Depart for Israel?

There are one million Median Jews (Yezidis, Yarsanis, Alevis and Bektashis) in Iraq, many of whom live outside of the jurisdiction of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In addition are there still 3 000 Mandaeans who are pre-Israelite Sumerian Jews. The question is will the Iraqi government let them all leave for Israel once IsraelContinue reading “Will Iraq Allow its Median Jews to Depart for Israel?”