Israel's Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

June 29, 2014 10:23 PM

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Israel's Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support for Kurdish statehood on Sunday, taking a position that appeared to clash with the US preference to keep sectarian war-torn Iraq united.

Israel has maintained discreet military, intelligence and business ties with the Kurds since the 1960s, seeing in the minority ethnic group a buffer against shared Arab adversaries.

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