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Malcolm Hoenlein.

American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein said on Friday that President Barack Obama’s immediate threat to veto Congressional rejection of the agreement with Iran shows he does not really want an honest discussion on ObamaDeal.

Hoenlein, executive vice-chairman of Major American Jewish Organizations, told Israel’s Reshet Bet (Voice of Israel) radio:

It is unfortunate that the president went public right away and said he would veto…. If he really wanted a discussion, why does he right away say he will use the veto, squashing discussion?


The President hit the ground running as soon as agreement was reached between Iran and the P5+1 powers this week. Threatening a veto is a major psychological weapon to deter Democratic senators from openly risking the loss of political leverage with the President by opposing the agreement and then going down to defeat because of a veto.

A Democrat who wants goodies for his constituents is going to think twice and thrice before turning his back on President Obama.

Hoenlein also said in the radio interview that “it will be hard to stop” ObamaDeal but “it is possible.”

He maintained that there is a consensus in the American Jewish community that there are many troubling aspects in the agreement.

Asked about the testy relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Hoenlein said that it had little effect on the outcome of the deal. “I don’t think the fundamentals would have changed” if the relationship were warmer even if “maybe the tone would have been different.” he added.


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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.


  1. He does not want an open honest debate he expects to be agreed with period. He’s such a narcissist he cannot stand anyone who doesn’t fall for his line of crap and when someone grows the balls to disagree basically takes a temper tantrum like a child

  2. Look Obama is Muslim and it's plain to see if feels the same way about Israel as Iran. He does not believe I'm God. He speaks with a tongue as a serpent from Hell he is doing the will of the devil as it states in the bible (he I am correct)

  3. It is quite obvious that President Obama does NOT want any honest debate on his Agreement which is his "legacy". As usual, it is his way or the highway. What truly bothers me is the way that the majority of our media merely goes along with this farce. One day after the agreement was announced many newspapers printed their support of it. Hope is NOT a plan! If you want to take a gamble either go to Las Vegas or buy a "scatch-off" lottery ticket. Taking a chance with Nuclear weapons with a non-rational regime is insanity! The only chance left now is to convince those few Democrats to oppose the Obama and go the right thing!

  4. The Prez is the devil…!? I do NOT like Obama's tactics nor take on Israel but think it is not bec. he is Muslim, rather that he wants to be known as the U.S. President who brought peace to the Middle East (HAH!) His relationship with Netanyahu is "testy" bec. he is wrong and Netanyahu is entirely correct. Obama would do well to listen to him, but of course will not! Would hate to see this pass and Obama be proven wrong-but might well happen, at the cost of lives, maybe even countries, starting with the U.S….

  5. Obama is not the devil but he is a prevent to the devil. The devil will come from the wealthiest church. That church will be the pope. The Catholic pope has already said that God and Jesus are not real and the bible is fake. May God be with you

  6. obanana wants to make life difficult for the US and Israel in the future. The totalitarian communist lefters support this Policy in particular the cowardly media who fear arab terror. Unfortunately Jews and christian patriots do not use terror otherwise the media would fear them and behave differently. Cowards fear only violence, we should give them some.

  7. 5775-THE LEAST HERR obama MUST DO IS
    ISRAEL needs AMERICAN B-52 bombers
    That is the least HERR obama and his
    posse MUST do since iran, its ayatollas,
    et numerous als threaten (including
    today) to annihilate the JEWISH Homeland
    and the JEWISH people AD NAUSEAM.
    ‘The biggest deterrent to an iranian
    NUCLEAR weapon might not be ObamaDeal,
    but rather an overt ISRAELI capability to strike.’
    I TOLD YOU!!

  8. Mr Heinlein, Fair, straight forward discussion of such an important concept dealing with honesty is alien to a supposed Constitutional Lawyer, especially when the scales of truth can never been swayed, now matter how heavy his thumb rest's on the shoulders of truth.

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