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  • Israel accepts first delivery of disputed Kurdish pipeline oil

    June 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    A tanker delivered a cargo of disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan's new pipeline for the first time on Friday in Israel, despite threats by Baghdad to take legal action against any buyer.

    The SCF Altai tanker arrived at Israel's Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship...

  • Iraqi First Lady at Museum of Tolerance: I remember the Jews of Kurdistan

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 8:02 pm

    The wife of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani paid a visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday, toured its Museum of Tolerance, and recalled her friendship with the Jews of her Kurdish hometown.

    Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, the petite first lady of Iraq, briefly recalled the killings and...
  • Book details journey to a father’s distant land—Kurdish ‘Jerusalem’

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    August 27, 2008 | 11:04 pm

    "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq," by Ariel Sabar (Algonquin Books).


    There are no more Jews in Zakho. Once the center of Jewish activity in Kurdish Iraq, the isolated town, a dusty vision of biblical landscape, was known as the "Jerusalem of...

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