Israelis of All Stripes Embrace Kurdish Vote on Independence

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday’s historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum continue to embrace the prospect of a separate state of Kurdistan – nearly a century after the imperial powers reneged on their promise of Kurdish self-determination.

“I fully support the Kurdish people’s right to national self-determination,” Yair Lapid – chairperson of Israel’s opposition Yesh Atid party and a former finance minister – told The Algemeiner on Sunday.

“The Jewish people know what it is to struggle for an independent homeland and the Kurds have a moral right to a state of their own,” Lapid stressed. Addressing international objections to Monday’s vote, Lapid added: “If the Kurdish people choose to hold a referendum that is their right.”

Lapid’s comments come on top of other recent comments in favor of Kurdish independence in Israel – the only country to support Kurdish President Masoud Barzani’s decision to call the referendum.

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