By Wayne Madsen
An Iraqi journalist, Hawzheen Omar Kareem, is on trial in Iraqi Kurdistan for translating and publishing into Arabic a WMR article. The article in question is from January 28, 2008, and titled: “Israel Hopes to Colonize parts of Iraq as Greater Israel."
Kareem was taken to court as a result of complaints filed by Kurdistan's two main clan-oriented political parties that dominate politics in Kurdistan, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party led by Jalal Talabani, who also serves as President of Iraq, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Massoud Barzani. Barzani is believed by many to be a descendant of a 19th century Ottomon Kurdish rabbi named Barzani. This editor has previously written an expose of the crypto-Jewish "Donmeh" or Sabbatean sect of Islam that came to dominate politics and finance in the Ottoman Empire and Kemal Ataturk's secularist Turkey. With the case against Kareem, it appears that suggestions that the "Donmeh" of Kurdistan are in league with the Israelis, are treated in the same manner as the Donmeh are treated in Turkey — with stony silence or criminal proceedings against journalists.
In support of Kareem, WMR sent the following letter to the court in Kurdistan:
22 November 2011
To the court in case of Hawzheen Kareem
I am the publisher and editor of WayneMadsenReport.com, a Washington, DC “insider” website that reports from individuals in the upper echelons of the U.S. and allied intelligence communities, the U.S. military, U.S. congressional, and Washington and United Nations diplomatic circles.
On January 28, 2008, my site published the report: “Israel Hopes to Colonize parts of Iraq as Greater Israel.” The report was based on information conveyed to me by Washington-based intelligence and diplomatic sources, one of whom attended a diplomatic reception of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Washington, also attended by the representative of the KRG, Qubad Talabani and his Zionist American-Jewish wife Sherri Kraham and passed on the information about Israeli operations to buy up lands in Kurdistan for future Israeli settlers.
The article is as follows:
January 28, 2008 — Israel hopes to colonize parts of Iraq as "Greater Israel"
Israeli expansionists, their intentions to take full control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and permanently keep the Golan Heights of Syria and expand into southern Lebanon already well known, also have their eyes on parts of Iraq considered part of a biblical "Greater Israel."
Israel reportedly has plans to re-locate thousands of Kurdish Jews from Israel, including expatriates from Kurdish Iran, to the Iraqi
cities of Mosul and Nineveh under the guise of religious pilgrimages to ancient Jewish religious shrines. According to Kurdish sources, the Israelis are secretly working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to carry out the integration of Kurdish and other Jews into areas of Iraq under control of the KRG.
Kurdish, Iraqi Sunni Muslim, and Turkmen have noted that Kurdish Israelis began to buy land in Iraqi Kurdistan after the U.S. invasion in 2003 that is considered historical Jewish "property."
The Israelis are particularly interested in the shrine of the Jewish prophet Nahum in al Qush, the prophet Jonah in Mosul, and the tomb of the prophet Daniel in Kirkuk. Israelis are also trying to claim Jewish "properties" outside of the Kurdish region, including the shrine of Ezekiel in the village of al-Kifl in Babel Province near Najaf and the tomb of Ezra in al-Uzayr in Misan Province, near Basra, both in southern Iraq's Shi'a-dominated territory. Israeli expansionists consider these shrines and tombs as much a part of "Greater Israel" as Jerusalem and the West Bank, which they call "Judea and Samaria."
Kurdish and Iraqi sources report that Israel's Mossad is working hand-in-hand with Israeli companies and "tourists" to stake a claim to the Jewish "properties" of Israel in Iraq. The Mossad has already been heavily involved in training the Kurdish Pesha Merga military forces.
Reportedly assisting the Israelis are foreign mercenaries paid for by U.S. Christian evangelical circles that support the concept of "Christian Zionism."
Iraqi nationalists charge that the Israeli expansion into Iraq is supported by both major Kurdish factions, including the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan headed by Iraq's nominal President Jalal Talabani. Talabani's son, Qubad Talabani, serves as the KRG's representative in Washington, where he lives with his wife Sherri Kraham, who is Jewish.
Also supporting the Israeli land acquisition activities is the Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Massoud Barzani, the President of the KRG. One of Barzani's five sons, Binjirfan Barzani, is reportedly heavily involved with the Israelis.
The Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters enter Iraq not through Baghdad but through Turkey. In order to depopulate residents of lands the Israelis claim, Mossad operatives and Christian Zionist mercenaries are staging terrorist attacks against Chaldean Christians, particularly in Nineveh, Irbil, al-Hamdaniya, Bartalah, Talasqaf, Batnayah, Bashiqah, Elkosheven, Uqrah, and Mosul.
These attacks by the Israelis and their allies are usually reported as being the responsibility of "Al Qaeda" and other Islamic "jihadists."
The ultimate aim of the Israelis is to depopulate the Christian population in and around Mosul and claim the land as biblical Jewish land that is part of "Greater Israel." The Israeli/Christian Zionist operation is a replay of the depopulation of the Palestinians in the British mandate of Palestine after World War II.
In June 2003, a delegation of Israelis visited Mosul and said that it was Israel's intentions, with the assistance of Barzani, to establish Israeli control of the shrine of Jonah in Mosul and the shrine of Nahum in the Mosul plains. The Israelis said Israeli and Iranian Jewish pilgrims would travel via Turkey to the area of Mosul and take over lands where Iraqi Christians lived.
It is certainly not news that the Mossad and Israelis are heavily involved in Iraqi Kurdistan, with major influence inside the two main Kurdish parties, the PUK and KDP. In fact, the KDP/Barzani history with the Israelis goes back to the 1970s when US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger used them to pressure Saddam Hussein.
On June 30, 2003, The Wall Street Journal reported that the British Jewish real estate magnate Naim Dangoor, the grandson of Iraq’s chief rabbi, and a colleague, the American Jew and former US State Department official Abraham Sofaer were demanding the return of Iraqi real estate said to be owned by exiled Iraqi Jews and their descendants.. On December 8, 2007, National Public Radio in the US reported: “Iraqi Kurdish Jews Cautiously Return to Homeland,” with the following: “In the 1960s and 70s, Israel's Mossad intelligence agency provided equipment and training to Kurdish rebels who were battling the government in Baghdad. To this day, locals call a neighborhood of old sagging brick houses in the Kurdish city of Suleymaniyah, Jewlakan.”
Israeli Zionists designs on Kurdistan and Iraq are well-known in the West as are their desire for a Greater Israel “from the Nile to the Euphrates” – depicted by the two blue stripes on the Israeli flag.
I hope this information is of use to the court and I urge the political case against Mr. Kareem to be dismissed with prejudice.