I really don’t like this Israel connection to the movement that opposes the “deal” the Obama administration made with Iran. Even though I’ve been in Israel more than two-thirds 2/3’s of my life, I don’t think that American policy should be based on Israel’s needs. I consider Iranian nuclear development to be an international danger and that is what should be stressed.
The “deal” Kerry and company came up with stinks. It has more holes than cheap lace. Swiss Cheese is much more solid and stable.
I also don’t want the discussion/debate to get sullied by the always present antisemitism in the American State Department and White House. We all know that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that 2 + 2 = 4, Obama will try to prove him wrong.
I find Congressman Alcee L. Hastings’s op-ed a relief in that he mentioned neither Israel nor Netanyahu.
After careful review, I have decided that I cannot support this deal.
The goal of the recently concluded negotiations was to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The negotiators worked diligently, but in the end, the JCPOA allows Iran to remain a nuclear threshold state while simultaneously reaping the benefits of relief from international sanctions. (complete article)
The anti-“Deal” lobby should be on the issues, the details of the “deal” and how effective it would be. It should discuss how a nuclear Iran endangers world peace, and the simple fact that Iran keeps threatening the United States.
It’s no secret the United States has an awful record in protecting allies and doesn’t have any enemies on its borders, so as an Israeli I don’t see it as a country I’d rely on. Honestly, we’ve done our best in wars that we fought alone, like in the 1967 Six Days War. We must stop groveling for help from the USA, because we don’t need it.