Dr. Fereydun Hilmi, Kurdish Affairs Analyst confirms that Israelis are purchasing land in the oil-rich Kerkuk region and that they are training peshmergas and giving the Kurds military assistance.
Also taking part in the discussion:
Serhat Erkmen, Turkish Analyst and
Raanan Gissen, Israeli Analyst
Inside Iraq - Is Israel helping Kurdish fighters in northern Irak?
09 Nov 07
Inside Iraq looks at allegations that Israeli intelligence and military experts are training Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. Inside Iraq investigates the plausibility of such reports. Inside Iraq asks: Is there any historical precedent of an Israeli-Kurdish collaboration? And what interests and implications might be at play here?