Keramlis, a Christian town on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq, fell to ISIS in August 2014, sending its inhabitants fleeing. The town was retaken by Iraq forces three weeks ago as part of the push for Mosul, but most of its homes were destroyed in the process.
In a bid to land a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Iraqi government is touting thousands of years of Jewish life in its country, ignoring the destruction of Iraqi Jewry during the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Haidar Sabi blamed the Arab focus on the Palestinian issue as one of the main reasons for the destruction of Iraq and concluded that Iraqis must begin to put themselves first, and focus on rebuilding their identity and their country.
The indigenous Christian population in the Middle East has been largely decimated by Islamic forces sweeping through the region, leaving them in a precarious situation as Israel has become the only safe country for Christians in the Middle East.
The Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued its first report last week in which it accused ISIS of crimes against humanity. The UN estimates that some 5,000 Yazidi men were killed by ISIS terrorists and thousands more people, mostly women and children, were taken into captivity.
As part of its war on ISIS, the US has now adopted Israel's tactic of preventing civilian casualties by sending a "knock on the roof" warning - a small explosive meant to encourage civilians to leave the area before a real bomb is used.