MESOP NEWS COMMENTARY ABOUT OUR DAILY READER: GOOD OLD OFRA BENGIO (Tel Aviv University) IS NOT ALWAYS FULLY AWARE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

 “[The Syrian Kurds] are a community of people who are willing to cooperate with Israel,” Professor Ofra Bengio, head of the Kurdish studies program at Tel Aviv University, told The Times of Israel on Thursday.

There have not been any pro-Israel public declarations by Kurdish Syrians leaders, Bengio said, “but I know some that some have been to Israel behind the scenes but do not publicize it.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/after-declaring-autonomy-will-israel-embrace-syrias-kurds/

Professor Ofra Bengio (Courtesy)  for pic

The Kurdish expert said that she has made personal contacts with Syrian Kurds who would like to send the message that they are willing to have relations. www.mesop.de