Photo Credit: Lori Lowenthal Marcus
The electronic billboard screen behind the stage at the NYC Stop Iran Rally. July 22, 2015.
Prof. (emeritus) Alan Dershowitz, of Harvard Law School. July 22, 2015.

Professor Alan Dershowitz made it very clear that the issue of a nuclear-armed Iran is a bipartisan issue, one that must not be seen as something only Republicans or only Israelis care about. He proudly told the crowd he is a “liberal Democrat.” Dershowitz said he is opposed to this “very, very bad deal,” and he is asking his fellow liberals and Democrats to oppose it also.

As a law professor and one who stood with Obama on many occasions, Dershowitz shocked some of those in the crowd – not because of the content, but because of the messenger – “this rally is a great example of American democracy.” But the process in Washington surrounding this deal “is a distortion of democracy.”

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Dershowitz declared that the deal is actually a treaty, and should be presented to the Senate for a two thirds vote. Or, the law professor said, if not a treaty then the deal is a presidential executive agreement, which requires a vote in favor by a simple majority of the House and of the Senate, and not a two-thirds vote against from each house, which is how this deal has been structured.

Although several of the speakers invoked the name of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dershowitz said he knows Netanyahu well, and “Bibi will not allow Iran to develop a weapon that will destroy Israel.” He finished with a flourish: “Israel has the ability to defend itself, whatever it takes!”

Journalist Caroline Glick. July 22, 2015.

Caroline Glick was the most animated of the speakers. She began with a rousing, “Hello, New York!” And explained that she is from “the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem!” As with many of the other speakers, Glick importuned those in the audience to contact their elected representatives and tell them to defeat the bill.

Glick said there were just two things people really had to know about the deal. First, that it will give the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism $150 billion to use to fund still more terror. “And as my grandmother in Brooklyn would say,” Glick explained, “that’s real money.” Second, Iran is guaranteed to be able to produce nuclear bombs in ten years, and that’s even if they don’t cheat on this deal.”

“What part of this do you not understand?” Glick asked Congress. “Is there really a question now?” She told them “you must look at this big picture and you know what to do. That is, unless you have no honor and no shame.”

Stop Iran Now rally co-organizer Lauri B. Regan. July 22, 2015.
Terrorism expert Steven Emerson. July 22, 2015.

Steve Emerson is considered by many to be one of the leading experts on terrorism. He described the nuclear deal with Iran as perhaps “the worst international agreement in history.”

Stop Iran Now rally co-organizers Sarri Singer and Jeff Wiesenfeld. On screen behind them are the four American hostages being held in Iran. July 22, 2015.
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28 COMMENTS

  1. The Iranian Deal, like the men who brokered it on both sides, is flawed at its very core.
    You do not give Nuclear Weapons to a nation of terrorists who consistently call for your death.
    It would be like handing a loaded gun to a serial killer, giving him money and hoping that he will not shoot you, because he is now your friend. He shoots you anyway and you wonder why- he told you he would, it’s in his nature.

  2. Alan, why do you think this is news worthy enough to be covered? You do realize there are 8 million people who live in NYC, aprox 16 Million in the city on average daytime and 12 Million on average evening. So 12 thousand is not that big a deal don't get nuts, anytime 12 thousand Jews get together it's a big deal) but you see this might not be a big deal and most people are for the treaty. Also, even the congress has not doen anything yet and the repubs in congress are against this because Obama is for it. It could be the rally was just too early in the process. Wait untill congress gets nuts over this, then see what happens.

  3. As a student of history especially WW2 and Middle East, I cannot think of a more dangerous deal to our nation and children that the one Obama and Kerry announced with Iran this week. Let’s talk facts and not emotion:
    • The leadership of the Iranian revolution murder their and oppress their own people similar to Nazi Germany. They also prefer to see their people suffer because most money goes to terrorists and military
    • They are apocalyptic and call for both America and Israel to burn since 1979.
    • They use terrorist proxies who are suicidal and would not hesitate to smuggle a bomb aboard a container ship or another means to inflict more casualties on the US than I can even comprehend. It would make 9/11 look like a scratch.
    • Obama and Kerry have proven to be corrupt and they lie and have lost all credibility with so many in this nation. They have weakened the USA and our allies.
    • The apologists of this deal follow a blind loyalty to this administration and are in denial about all the appeasement and concessions make to get this deal.
    • Iran shows absolutely no signs of moderation. Under this so called more moderate regime, Iranian aggression has increased and they have increased torture and execution of dissidents. Just like Nazi Germany. Rouhani spent last week attending a death to America parade.
    • History has taught us that when despots announce their genocidal intentions, you must take them at their word. My dad shared experiences with all those Americans who minimized the danger from Hitler. They were proven wrong and the leadership of Iran has far more dangerous military technology and are more insane than the Nazi’s.
    • Iran has never lived up to an agreement and this will not be different.
    • Obama and Kerry backed off all their demands around the Fordo enrichment center in a hardened mountain, the need for spot unannounced inspections and Iran developing Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. These missiles have but one use, to hit the USA and Europe.
    • Iran says their quest for nuclear technology is for peaceful purposes, yet they were just caught trying to purchase military use nuclear technologies from the Czech republic.
    • The sanctions were working, Yet our so called negotiation’s only resulted in appeasement.
    • Iran will build and use bombs. Israel and the Sunni Arab states will have no choice but to prevent this. Obama has set the seeds for the worst war our planet has ever seen, even worse than WW1 and WW2.
    • The Apocalyptic Ayatollahs even acknowledge that it does not matter if Iran is destroyed, as long as they destroy Israel and kill as many Americans as possible.
    • If pushed too far, Israel will have to decide if they will allow another 6 million Jews to die, or if they will destroy Iran. Don’t think Israel has Atomic Bombs, they have Hydrogen bombs.
    • Just like in the 30’s, Americans were tired of war. It is debatable that we needed to fight WW1. But WW2 was different. Like Iran the Nazi’s were after world domination.
    • I pray to God that our next president immediately corrects this and starts healing America. This is not a time for silence. We need our own Churchill. History will be very unkind to those leaders that supported this administrations corruption and lies.

  4. we need more people to stand up and oppose Iran deal and oppose Obummer and imprison him, he is termind to destroy United States of America and convert everyone to Islam and enforcing sharia law we must all stop him now !!!!!!!!

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