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Give Kurdistan independence, Netanyahu says

Israeli fears Jordan in peril

Posted: June 30, 2014 at 3:47 a.m.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel's prime minister Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate forces across the region and asserted that Israel would have to maintain a long-term military presence in the West Bank to keep a jihadi juggernaut from powering its way to the outskirts of Tel Aviv.

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