web analytics
May 6, 2015 / 17 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Sen. Carl Levin Garners 23 Dems for Softer-Toned Iran Talks Letter

How do those “pro-Israel” and presumably pro-American Congressmen think that Iranian uranium is good for peace?
By:
Michigan Democratic Sen. Carl Levin

Michigan Democratic Sen. Carl Levin

Sen. Carl Levin Garners 23 Dems for Softer-Toned Iran Talks LetteTwenty-three Democratic senators signed a letter to President Obama on the Iran nuclear talks that was cast in less strident terms than a separate letter sent last week.

“As negotiations progress, we expect your administration will continue to keep Congress regularly apprised of the details,” said the letter, spearheaded by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Levin’s letter sent March 22 is a word for word replica of a letter sent last week by an overwhelming number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, initiated by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, and Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House minority whip.

Levin had circulated the Cantor-Hoyer letter, saying he preferred it to another letter initiated by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

The Menendez-Graham letter, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, garnered signatures from 83 senators of both parties, out of the body’s 100 members, and was sent last week.

Levin did not explain why he preferred the Cantor-Hoyer language in his cover letter seeking signatories, but that letter was considerably softer in tone than the Menendez-Graham letter.

The Menendez-Graham letter more definitively described outcomes of the Iran negotiations that “must” be in place while the Cantor-Hoyer and Levin letters instead were “hopeful” of such outcomes. The Cantor-Hoyer and Levin letters were also closer to the position of the Obama administration, explicitly saying that its signatories “do not seek to deny Iran a peaceful nuclear program.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a number of Republicans in Congress say that any deal must end uranium enrichment altogether; Obama administration officials have said that a limited degree of enrichment is the likely outcome of any deal.

The Menendez-Graham letter does not explicitly count out an enrichment capability for Iran, nor does it mention it.

The Senate letter suggests that the body could soon reconsider new sanctions on Iran, a bid also backed by AIPAC that the Obama administration deflected earlier this year.

Of the Levin letter’s 23 signatories, 19 also signed the Menendez-Graham letter, and four were Jewish: Levin, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). AIPAC backed the Cantor-Hoyer letter in the House, but did not back Levin’s version in the Senate.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

7 Responses to “Sen. Carl Levin Garners 23 Dems for Softer-Toned Iran Talks Letter”

  1. Laurie Rigg says:

    Spineless appeasers….

  2. Nellie Kokin says:

    Carl Levin: is nothing BUT A TRAITOR TO ISRAEL AND US !!!! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FED UP; WITH THIS DREK EATER! HE KISS Obama’s TOGUES DAY & NIGHT! BASTARD!

  3. Robin Rosenblatt says:

    The One-State Solution is only peace solution that is based on reality. It takes the solution out of the hands of America and Obama and puts it back into our hands, where is belongs and it returns our political power. This is extremely important due to our immediate discussions and decisions we need to make.

    The Israeli Solution; A One-State Plan For Peace in the Middle East; eBook ISBN 978-0-385-345804-2
    ISBN 978-0-385-34806-5

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    Carl Leven please tell me what we have accomplished so far? I only know that we softened the sanctions and Iran is going ahead with its nuclear program full speed. You, Kerry and Barack Hussein have done nothing positive.

  5. Levin treasures his position and personal future over the fate of the Israeli people and our own.

  6. Zipi Vainstein says:

    The One-State Solution????!!!! You're out of your mind??? For Israel it is a disaster!
    Could not happen. Never, לא יקום ולא יהיה.

  7. Carol Fineblum is right … Carl Levin has always treasured his Senator "badge" and personal future in his Michigan circle of Democrats and the Washington Democrat social circles over the fate of Israel. Thank God he is quitting. Terry Lynn Land our next Senator from Michigan will make you forget Carl Levin and his spineless record.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Presidents
A Tale of Two Societies: When a President’s Hero is a Terrorist
Latest News Stories
Hamas terrorists usually fired rockets at Israeli towns from civilian areas in Gaza.

Shurat HaDin, an Israeli NGO specializing in International Law, opened a two-day conference in Jerusalem, Monday, “Towards a New Law of War,” which dealt with the rules of armed conflict, their interpretation and application.

Hillary Clinton and PA acting president Mahmoud Abbas. Nov. 21, 2012

A State Dept. investigation into the Benghazi Blunder never spoke with, nor blamed, Hillary Clinton.

Former Ark. Gov. and current presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in Jerusalem, Jan. 31, 2011.

Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee is running for U.S. President. He hates the U.S. current foreign policy.

Ayelet Shaked

If the report is accurate, and Bennett has no additional demands, Netanyahu’s coalition may now be under way.

The Senate hopes to vote on a nuclear review bill by Thursday, as talks resume next week on a deal between Tehran and world powers.

A Dragon Boat festival was held in Tel Aviv on the Yarkon River last Friday. Looks like fun.

With just a day to go, Bennett finally gives serious push-back to Netanyahu’s threats and inadequate proposals.

Six immigrants from English-speaking countries will receive awards from Nefesh B’Nefesh at a ceremony next Tuesday.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is telling its citizens not to travel to Nepal and telling those already there to think twice about extending their stays there due to rising hazards.

The oldest copy of the Ten Commandments in the world is on display at Israel’s national museum.

The Israeli-Arab dentist personally and systematically transferred Hamas’s terror money on a daily basis…

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brought to court Tuesday morning a letter from former “peace process” broker Tony Blair in an effort to stay out of jail for his conviction of pocketing approximately $150,000 from Morris Talansky of New York. The prosecution asked the court to jail Olmert for more up to 18 months. The […]

“We tell America that what is coming is more bitter and harder.”

The Islamic University does not want to blow its cover and lose foreign aid.

The war on terror is being carried out by Israel and not the Palestinian Authority.

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/sen-carl-levin-garners-23-dems-for-softer-toned-iran-talks-letter/2014/03/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: