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Yezidis deserve self-determination no less than other Kurds.

There are three self-governing Kurdistani statelets that so far make up Free Kurdistan and each is administratively, politically and militarily under the control of a different Kurdish political party. Relations between the three self-governing administrative regions tend to be tense, both for historical reasons and due to each region having its own highly distinctive foreign policy. All three administrative regions are however extensively supported by Israel and the United States as part of both the Israeli-American special relationship and the Israeli-Kurdistani special relationship. Indeed, Free Kurdistan should strive towards building a similarly immutable special relationship with the United States that would indeed complete the triangular relationship between Israel, the United States and Free Kurdistan.

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However, a patriotic Kurdish political party that deliberately militarily attacks the military forces of fellow Kurds seeking self-determination does not only act in an unpatriotic manner but acts contrary to Kurdish, American, Israeli and Jewish values. The KDP (which is dominated by the halakhically Jewish Dönmeh Barzani clan) therefore needs to consider the harm that its military action against Yezidi military forces does not only in the eyes of the Kurdish general public but also in the eyes of Free Kurdistan’s American and Israeli allies. Indeed, the Yezidis are no less halakhically Jewish than the Barzani Dönmeh themselves. Kurdish internecine warfare (in Kurdish Brakuji) is not only destructive, tragic and unhelpful; but this is also a case of an armed conflict between Kurdish Dönmeh and Kurdish Yezidis, both of which are completely and fully halakhically Jewish, meaning that they can marry rabbinic Jews in religious ceremonies and are no less legally entitled to automatically receive Israeli citizenship than are rabbinic Jews.

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Moshe Barazani (1926-1947) is one of Israel’s greatest national heroes.

Israel’s diplomatic and military assistance to the Kurdistani movement and the three Kurdistani statelets has in the Israeli intelligence community always been dominated by rabbinically Jewish Israeli descendants of the Barzani clan who are very much proud to be profoundly loyal to both Israel and Kurdistan. Israel’s unquestionable loyalty to the three administrative units of Free Kurdistan is however relative to the degree that each of the three ruling parties are themselves loyal to the Kurdistani cause as Israel wisely considers Kurdistani interests as Israeli interests indeed. If however one of three administrative regions of Free Kurdistan acts contrary to Kurdistani interest does it also cause harm to Israel interests. While Israel throughout its history has been far more loyal to the Kurdistani cause than the usually politically highly pragmatic Kurdish political parties themselves need Kurdish political parties be cognizant that Israel supports them precisely because these Kurdish political parties promote Kurdistani interests which Israel defines as being Israeli interests as well.

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Êzidxan Women’s Unit (YJÊ) is a Yezidi feminist military force in Sinjar (Shingal) affiliated with the PKK feminist movement in Kurdistan.

The fact that Israel’s support for all three major Kurdistani regions/parties has always been largely handled by Israeli descendants of the Barzani clan has historically and in the present served to immensely strengthen the alliance between Israel and the three administrative regions of Free Kurdistan and this convergence of thinking has served well not only Israeli interests and Kurdistani interests, but indeed American interests as well considering that a united, independent Kurdistan would be very much conducive to American interests in the Middle East, something which is underscored by the fact that the people of Kurdistan along with the people of Israel are indeed the most pro-American in the world.

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The United States of America is a beacon of freedom for peoples around the world, including especially for the peoples of Israel and Kurdistan.

However, the profound loyalty to the Kurdistani cause among Israeli descendants of the Barzani clan in the diplomatic service of the Israeli intelligence community is certainly not limited to this or that clan but is rather a lasting and unending commitment to the Kurdistani cause generally. Kurdistan finds itself under three occupations; 1) military occupation, 2) political occupation and 3) religious occupation and so ending all three occupations is crucial not only to Kurdistani interests but to Israeli and American interests as well. The new US Trump administration like most governments in so called Muslim countries considers Islamism to be a symptom and Islam the way it has unfortunately developed as the foundational problem itself. This strategic perception obviously influences official US thinking and policymaking vis-à-vis the Middle East, including with regard to the future of Kurdistan.

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Israel as the sole great power in the Middle East stands for self-determination for all.

The fact is therefore that any given patriotic Kurdish political party that acts contrary to Kurdistani interests also harms US and Israeli interests as well. Israel is first committed to the security of halakhically Jewish Kurdish communities whether Alawites, Alevis, Bektashis, Dönmeh, Crypto-Karaites, Crypto-Mandaeans, Yarsanis (including Shabaks and Kakayis), Yezidis or Kurdish rabbinic Jews and only second politically to Kurds generally. The fact that a third of all Kurds remain halakhically Jewish members of the Alawite, Alevi, Bektashi, Dönmeh, Crypto-Karaite, Crypto-Mandaean, Yarsani and Yezidi Crypto-Jewish communities is indeed now very much a mainstay in the Israel-Kurdistan special relationship. A special relationship is an alliance that is also a lasting bond between two peoples and it is noteworthy that all of Kurdistan was halakhically Jewish before the historically enforced Islamization.

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The 2014 Islamist genocide against the Yezidis.

The KDP when tactically retreating from the Yezidi Sinjar (Kurdish Shingal) region in 2014 tragically became unintentionally complicit in the Islamist genocide against the Crypto-Jewish Yezidis. As KDP military forces like all other Kurdish military forces (including the Yezidi military forces) are armed and trained as part of the *two* special relationships that make up the triangular relationship between Israel, the United States and Free Kurdistan need KDP leaders seriously consider the political harm that they and their forces cause to the KDP, the Badinan (Adiabene) self-governing region and the Kurdistani cause generally when very unfortunately engaging in acts of Brakuji. Indeed, the KDP (this time also unintentionally) unfortunately sends the message that they are untrustworthy as future partners in the creation of a united independent democratic Kurdistan in putting partisan interests above Kurdistani interests which as it happens are also Israeli and American interests.

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The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is Israel’s oldest ally in the Middle East and rules one of the three statelets of Free Kurdistan.

Israel has always strategically supported the Kurdistani state-building project (KDP since 1963, PUK since 1986 and the PKK since 2004) precisely because an independent united Kurdistan is a core Israeli national interest indeed. This is in fact no less an American interest, especially as considering that spreading freedom worldwide is a core American strategic interest and the new US administration knows well that there is a problem in Islam as it has developed that prevents virtually every form of social progress including democratization. Kurdistan is therefore part of the solution and so in order to serve as a model for others in the Middle East need Kurdish political parties understand that Kurdistani independence requires increasingly more Kurdish political unity and this obviously also means no more brakuji.

1041px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Kurdistan.svgThe three administrative regions of Free Kurdistan need to once more resume a process of diplomatic dialogue and political reconciliation and subsequently form a joint body that will serve to externally represent all three administrative regions and which will crucially also serve to show the world that the Kurdish people can indeed unite and that it is ready to end all three occupations (military, political and religious) tragically plaguing Kurdistan. The political practice in Free Kurdistan of putting partisan interests above Kurdistani interests is wholly unacceptable as it harms not only Kurdistani interests but Israeli and American interests as well. The KDP thus needs to internalize that Israel’s support for the Kurdistani movement and Free Kurdistan is precisely non-partisan as it is a people-to-people relationship that includes all three administrative regions of Free Kurdistan and Israel certainly expects Kurdish political parties to be no less loyal to Kurdistani interests than in fact is Israel itself as Kurdistani interests are Israeli and American interests indeed.

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Emblem of Rojava (Western Kurdistan), one of the three self-governing Kurdish statelets. Rojava is controlled by the PYD political party, which is part of the PKK feminist movement of Kurdistan.

Just as the PUK party/region and the KDP party/region proved that they could work together in forming and developing the joint framework that is the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which is formally an autonomous region within Iraq, need a cooperative structure be created that will serve to coordinate military, security and diplomatic affairs of Free Kurdistan in effectively laying an initial cornerstone to a united independent Kurdistan. The new organization therefore needs to be established to not only better serve Kurdistani interests but also to crucially showcase to the world that the Kurdish people are not the actual problem but indeed that the Kurds are part of the solution and are ready indeed to in every way become a model for yet others in the Middle East.

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Emblem of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) political party which governs one of the three statelets of Free Kurdistan.

 

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