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Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]

Iraqi Jews want to Regain their Citizenship

By Lujain Elbaldawi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Jews want to regain their citizenship As the region is witnessing a new wave of normalization with Israel, Iraqi Jews are seeking an opportunity to visit their homeland, Iraq, just as […]

Iraqi Jews in Israel watch Protests with Hope

By Lujain Elbaldawi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Jews in Israel watch protests with hope The protests in Iraq have drawn the attention of a minority group that emigrated decades ago. Although Iraq’s Jews could not return to Iraq for reasons beyond their control, […]

US "Builds New Bases" in Iraq, near Iran

From Breaking Defense. Contrary to declarations made by President Donald Trump, the U.S is not withdrawing forces from Iraq, but is building at least three semi-permanent new bases very close to the Iranian border in northern Iraq, Israeli sources tell Breaking Defense. Click here to read the full story. (Picture: Balad Air Base, September 2011)

Palestine asks to Import Fuel from Iraq

By John Lee. The Palestinian Authority has reportedly filed a formal request to Israel to allow the import of fuel from Iraq. Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper that although the request was made four months ago, Israel has yet to respond. He said: “Fuel is our biggest expense ... The cheaper […]

Abadi opens up about PMU, new PM, Iran

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi premier opens up about PMU, new PM, Iran Al-Monitor’s correspondent in Iraq interviewed former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at his family residence within the Green Zone in the […]

Positive Sentiment toward Israel on the Rise in Iraq?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is positive sentiment toward Israel on the rise in Iraq? Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz (pictured) expressed his gratitude to Iraqis on Facebook July 24, stating he was thankful for […]

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Palestine considers Importing Fuel from Iraq

By Huda Baroud for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh visited Iraq July 15 to discuss importing Iraqi fuel. This falls within the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s quest for gradual economic disengagement from Israel. Shtayyeh […]

Israel "Lifts Ban on Trade with Iraq"

By John Lee. Israel has reportedly lifted a ban on trade with Iraq, despite the fact that the two countries do not have official relations and are technically at war. According to Middle East Monitor, citing Israeli newspaper Maariv, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (pictured) signed an official directive on Monday allowing trade with Iraq. Maariv […]

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Will the Jewish Archive Return to Iraq?

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The US State Department announced Sept. 10 that the United States would return the Iraqi Jewish archive to Iraq next year. The archive had been shipped to the United States […]

Iraqi Sentiment may be Softening toward Israel

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi Citizens' Sentiment may be Softening toward Israel Some Iraqis are calling for closer relations with Israel, feeling a common bond of past persecution and a desire for […]

What role will Iran-linked militias play once IS leaves Iraq?

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said recently that any group taking up arms in Iraq outside the state's official framework will be considered outlaws. However, it seems at least […]