Israeli PM: We should 'support' Kurdish independence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supported a push for Kurdish statehood, a position that appears to clash with America's preference to keep Iraq united.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: REUTERS/Dan Balilty

He told Tel Aviv University's INSS think tank: "We should... support the Kurdish aspiration for independence."

He also outlined what he described as the collapse of Iraq and other Middle East regions under strife between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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