web analytics
July 30, 2015 / 14 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Netanyahu Calls on American Jews to Oppose ‘Bad Deal’

Israel has unaccustomed company in its fight against a “bad deal” with Iran. Saudi Arabia and Egypt oppose it. Now, Netanyahu appeals to American Jews to tell Obama and Kerry, “No, you can’t.”

Netanyahu calls on American Jews to stand up to Obama and voice support against a "bad deal" with Iran.

Netanyahu calls on American Jews to stand up to Obama and voice support against a "bad deal" with Iran.
Photo Credit: JTA

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turned the tables on the Obama administration Sunday night and called on the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Jerusalem to join Israel in its total opposition to a “bad deal” with the Iranian regime.

President Barack Obama has been trying to use American Jews to support his “peace talks” program to reach an agreement with the Palestinian Authority on a new Arab state within Israel’s current borders by April. With Egypt, Saudi Arabia and a belligerent Congress on Netanyahu’s side, the Prime Minister wants American Jews to crank up the pressure on Obama.

He won enthusiastic support at the opening night of the General Assembly. Speaking at a reception for the Ruderman Family Foundation before Netanyahu’s speech, JFNA Chairman Michael Siegal said, “A nuclear Iran is an unacceptable position. It is unacceptable to Israel, it is unacceptable to the U.S.; it is unacceptable to the world.”

Netanyahu told the representatives of Jewish communities across the United States and Canada, “What is being proposed now is a deal in which Iran retains all of that capacity” to build a nuclear weapon. “Not one centrifuge is dismantled. Not one. Iran gets to keep tons of low enriched uranium.

“When it comes to Jewish survival and the survival of the Jewish state I will not be silenced, ever,” he said to loud cheers from the crowd. “We are the Jewish state. We are charged with defending ourselves and speaking up. All of us, all of us, have to stand up and speak up.”

He repeated the term “bad deal” several times.

Prime Minister Netanyahu offered little news on the discussions with the Palestinian Authority. He repeated his insistence that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a “Jewish state.”

He also said that Israel must have “robust security arrangements” in order to be confident that a peace with the Palestinian Authority, and he referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital.”

Netanyahu also mentioned his government’s efforts to reach a compromise between feuding factions at the Western Wall, long a high priority of American Jewish leaders.

“The Kotel is in Israel but the Kotel belongs to all the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said, using the Hebrew term for the wall. “We have to consult together and reach a solution together.”

JTA contributed to this report.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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 “Netanyahu Calls on American Jews to Oppose ‘Bad Deal’”

  1. Bibi, you have my support and I am sure that of many intelligent Jews in the US. Can’t speak for the uniformed voters who happen to be Jewish but call on me if I can be of help.

  2. What a great leader. G-d bless Israel.

  3. HEY WHAT ABOUT ME..IM NOT JEWISH..BUT I AGREE WITH YOU.

  4. David Blatt says:

    Bibi Netanyahu is an idiot.

  5. Kerry is Iran's fool. He asks O to relax sanctions when he has Iran on the ropes.
    And as Bibi said, "Not one centrifuge is dismantled. Not one. Iran gets to keep tons of low enriched uranium."

    Call Kerry, your Senators, and the WH and tell them hell no on The Deal.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
The White House will free Pollard but bar him from traveling to Israel for five years.
US Won’t Let Pollard Out of Country for Five Years
Latest News Stories
Best Western Eretz Copacabana

Rio De Janeiro’s Jewish community will open two synagogues to accommodate Jewish visitors at the 2016 Olympics.

2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin

Israel said the report is “fundamentally flawed in its methodologies, in its facts, in its legal analysis and in its conclusions,” and one-sided, bringing “into serious question Amnesty’s professional standards.”

Donald Trump

“I think what Mike has done has hit a nerve and he’s made people think a little bit.”

Palestinian Authority construction workers are usually involved in building the homes for both Jews and Arabs.

The Prime Minister approved construction of the homes after the High Court ordered demolitions of homes under construction.

The White House said Pollard’s serious crimes’ preclude his being allowed to travel abroad.

“Those who were highly connected to Israel were more likely to perceive their campus environment as hostile toward Jews and Israel and to report being blamed for Israel’s action.”

In explaining the confidential agreement between the IAEA and Iran, Moniz recalled a similar one between the agency and South Africa in the early 1990s.

Israel’s Air Force allegedly eliminates child-killer Samir Kuntar in Syrian Golan Heights.

The film will be based on Martin Blank’s play “The Law Of Return,” about Pollard’s work for the US Navy, and the process of his becoming a spy.

Dreinoff House, Beit El, July 29, 2015. Photos by Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency.

The solar energy field of at Kibbutz Ketura cost $79 million and consists of 140,743 solar panels.

The suspects belonged to an infrastructure that tried to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

At least two reliable sources reported that Mullah Omar, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, has died.

By noon Wednesday, Israeli forces were demolishing two buildings in Beit El.

Israeli, Lithuanian and American researchers have tracked down the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.

Ahead of the Jewish holiday of love and matchmaking, Israelis in Samaria battle security forces and old nightmares.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Palestinian Authority construction workers are usually involved in building the homes for both Jews and Arabs.

The Prime Minister approved construction of the homes after the High Court ordered demolitions of homes under construction.

The White House will free Pollard but bar him from traveling to Israel for five years.

The White House said Pollard’s serious crimes’ preclude his being allowed to travel abroad.

The solar energy field of at Kibbutz Ketura cost $79 million and consists of 140,743 solar panels.

The suspects belonged to an infrastructure that tried to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

The police acted out of “zero tolerance.” Arabs screaming “slaughter Jews” were not arrested.

The Secretary is visiting Egypt, but stopping off in Israel would only give ammunition to Congressmen opposing the nuclear deal with Iran.

High Court ordered the “illegal” building to be torn down. Bayit Yehudi MK threatens to tear down coalition government.

Israel’s giant generic firm will withdraw its troublesome bid for Mylan.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/netanyahu-calls-on-american-jews-to-oppose-bad-deal/2013/11/10/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: