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Iraq Criminalizes Israel Flag After Kurdish Referendum

TEL AVIV – Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously to criminalize displaying the Israeli flag in public, likely in response to September’s Kurdish independence referendum for which Israel expressed open support.

An Israeli flag is waved alongside Kurdish flags during an event in Iraqi Kurdistan's capital of Arbil to urge people to vote in a September 25 independence referendum

Pro-Erdogan Turkish Paper Warns Saudis Not to Cave in to ‘American Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s announcement that the Kingdom would return to a “moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world” did not go over well at the pro-Erdogan Turkish paper Yeni Safak, where columnist Ibrahim Karagul accused the Saudis of joining a U.S.-Israeli plot to water down Islam and divide the Muslim world.

Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim Square in Istanbul following a failed coup attempt, on July 16, 2016

Expert: Heed Kurdish Warnings Of Genocide By Iran-Backed Militias

TEL AVIV – Iraqi Kurdistan’s warnings that it could face another genocide at the hands of the growing alliance between Iraq and Iranian forces in the region if the West continues to ignore its predicament are legitimate, an expert on Islamic terror said on Wednesday.

Peshmerga fighters take aim from their position at the Altun Kubri checkpoint, 40kms from Kirkuk, on October 20, 2017. Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters as the central government said it wrestled back control of the last area of disputed Kirkuk province in the latest stage of a lightning operation …

Iran Supreme Leader to Iraqi PM: Don’t Trust America

TEL AVIV – In its ongoing attempt to drive the U.S. and Iraq apart, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iraq’s U.S.-backed prime minister on Thursday that America was not to be trusted and he should not depend on it when fighting the Islamic State, Reuters reported quoting Iran’s state TV.

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Watch: Tom Cotton Warns Iranian Threats Against Israel Are Growing

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), a leading member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee, warned on Monday that the Iranian regime’s threats against Israel are growing through the expansion of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s political and military footprint across the Middle East.

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A Brief Timeline of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism Since 1979

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From its warmongering in Iraq, Syria, and to a degree in Yemen, to its meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Turkey, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have caused chaos in the Middle East region since it came to power in 1979.

Iran rebels pose with a U.S. flag they bayoneted upside down on trees at Sultanabad Garrison northeast of Tehran, Iran on Feb. 12, 1979. (AP Photo/Saris)

Shiite-Led Baghdad Punishes Kurdish Lawmakers for Independence Referendum

Shiite-led Arab lawmakers in Baghdad, Iraq, are punishing their Kurdish counterparts for voting in the independence referendum held by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq last week, banning them from participating in parliament and urging the country’s judicial branch to take punitive measures against them.

Iraq Parliament