The Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Tuesday called for an establishment for a Kurdish state in the region in a conference on security challenges of the 21st century in Tel Aviv saying the Kurds have suffered injustice in the region.
“We have to strengthen ties with the Kurdish people,” she said, saying the Kurds are ancient people with thousands years of history and a democratic nation.
“They are a peace seeking nation, they have never attacked any other nation. The Kurds have a perfect democracy and give equal rights to women,” she said at the conference organized by Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) last Monday and Tuesday.
“We Kurds and Jews have a long history,” she added. “We have common interests in trying to stop Daash and the Kurds are fighting ISIS with all their might.”
“We should promote steps that would correct the injustice that Kurds made the biggest nation without a state. We must call on nations to set up a [Kurdish] state,” she stated. This state should be located between Turkey, Israel and Iraq, she indicated. “We have cultural global ties and they are strategic partners on a mutual front,” she said.
Moreover, Amos Yadlin, the INSS director and former major general said the ‘20 million’ Kurds who didn’t get a state, and nobody takes care of, are the only ones who are serious and defeated ISIS. “Kurds are the only one fighting ISIS as their highest priority,” he said. “Of all those fighting ISIS, the Kurds are doing so in the most convincing manner,” he added.