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Iraqis will vote on Oct. 10 for a new parliament at a time when the country faces uncertainties about a host of crises, from the resurgence of the Islamic State terror group and the looting of the country’s treasury by corrupt militias to the future of the U.S. military presence in Iraq.
So it might come as a surprise that over the weekend, Iraqis were abuzz over a controversy about the country’s relations with Israel, provoked by remarks at a conference that took place Friday in the ancient city of Erbil.