(JNS.org) Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested that Israel would recognize Kurdish independence in northern Iraq.
"Iraq is breaking up before our eyes and it would appear that the creation of an independent Kurdish state is a foregone conclusion," Lieberman told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday, according to Lieberman’s spokesperson.
Although not widely publicized, the Jewish state has a military, intelligence, and economic relationship with the Kurdish people.
"The Kurds have, de facto, created their own state, which is democratic. One of the signs of a democracy is the granting of equality to women," said Israeli President Shimon Peres a day earlier while on his final foreign trip as president in Washington D.C., Reuters reported.