About Us



The Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan is a non-governmental organization dedicated to support and promote the legitimate rights of the Kurdish people to self-determination.

Headquartered in Brussels, the capital of Europe, the Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan is an initiative of Jewish human rights activists who believe that after a century-long broken promise, time has come for the international community to set right injustice of the past by recognizing the independence of Kurdistan.

The Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan is committed to deepening friendship between the Jewish and Kurdish people worldwide, and supporting the further development and consolidation of relations between Kurdistan and the State of Israel, the only two democratic and pro-Western societies in the Middle East.

JCFK.org provides a unique source of information related to Jewish-Kurdish friendship and Kurdistan-Israel relations, covering its historical, geopolitical, economic and cultural aspects.

President



Joël Rubinfeld

Joël Rubinfeld


Joël Rubinfeld is the Founder and President of the Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan.

Since the early 2000s, he has been actively involved in Middle Eastern issues and in the fight against anti-Semitism, being successively Secretary-General of the Belgium-Israel Friendship Society, President of the Jewish Community of Belgium, Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress, Co-Chairman of the European Jewish Parliament, President of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism.

As an expert on issues related to the Middle East and anti-Semitism, Joël Rubinfeld is regularly interviewed by the European and international media, and lectured on these matters at universities in Europe, Israel and the United States as well as at the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress. He is the author of the Belgian chapter of the book “Les habits neufs de l’antisémitisme en Europe” (Editions Café Noir, 2004, France).

Honorary Board



The Honorary Board of the Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan is composed of high profile figures - Jews and non-Jews alike - known for their personal commitment to peace, justice, democracy and human rights.



Ofra Bengio

Ofra Bengio


Bio

Abraham Cooper

Abraham Cooper


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Irwin Cotler

Irwin Cotler


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Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz


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Beate Klarsfeld

Beate Klarsfeld


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Serge Klarsfeld

Serge Klarsfeld


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Haim Koren

Haim Koren


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Gideon Sa'ar

Gideon Sa'ar


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Charles Tannock

Charles Tannock


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