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Hadassah Responds to Iran Political Framework Agreement

Friday, Apr 3 2015

Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., joins with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, of which Hadassah is a member, in its response to the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Hadassah welcomes President Obama's pledge to consult closely with the new Israeli government to further long-term security cooperation, and make clear the United States' unshakeable commitment to Israel’s defense. Hadassah urges the U.S. and Israel to continue engaging in substantive discussions with one another, and the international community, to ensure that Iran never achieves nuclear weapons capability—a grave threat to the security and stability of Israel, the region, and the world.

JCPA Statement on Iran Framework Agreement

After listening to President Obama’s remarks on the recently announced framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the JCPA reiterates its support for the earnest efforts of the Administration to find a diplomatic solution to the issue of Iran's nuclear ambitions. We recognize the hard work and perseverance of the P5 + 1 representatives that participated in negotiations leading to this stage and appreciate the complex issues of regional and national security that it raises. There are many details that must be addressed before a final agreement can be signed, and the JCPA is eager to begin a careful review of this agreement. We take this review process with the utmost seriousness.

Susan W. Turnbull, Chair of the JCPA, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, JCPA President, released the following statement:

‘The JCPA has long considered the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons to be a matter of the gravest concern and utmost urgency. Such a development would threaten our allies in the region, including Israel, pose a danger to U.S. national security, and threaten countless human lives. As we work toward a final status agreement, we wish to stress the importance of the details of a few of the most salient provisions in the framework agreement discussed by the President.

We consistently have urged the Administration to negotiate an agreement that would prevent Iran from achieving nuclear breakout capacity within a short time frame. This means significant limitations on the amount of stockpiled uranium allowed to remain in Iran, the number and sophistication of working centrifuges, and their total permitted output.

We believe there needs to be a stringent and intrusive inspections program of all facilities that will enable monitoring agencies to verify strict Iranian compliance with the terms of an agreement. There also must be immediate and severe consequences should Iran breach the agreement, including the immediate imposition of amplified economic sanctions.

Finally, we call for the maximum possible transparency regarding the agreement. In particular, we are eager to learn the specifics of President Obama’s commitment to appropriate Congressional review of the agreement. Although there are strong and passionate views on all sides regarding this agreement, we believe both the American President and the Israeli Prime Minister are committed to a peaceful resolution of the Iran issue. We urge civil discourse, reasoned debate, and a renewed commitment to work together in a bipartisan fashion toward our shared goal of alleviating the threat of a nuclear armed Iran.

Comments

From: Joanne on September 5, 2015
I totally agree. I have lived in Iran and am familiar with the Iranian culture so say this with no malice towards the people of the country - only towards a totalitarian government bent on destroying Israel. Unfortunately, we have a President that is supporting the Moslim agenda as well as what Gene has said is the Democratic liberal agenda. It's not realistic and doesnot take facts into consideration. The path we are on will lead to destruction of Israel unless we can turn things around to sanity.
From: Gene on August 5, 2015
Your role in supporting the Obama Administration's Iran deal is an emabarrassment. The agreement provides for no US oversight of facilities,no oversight of facilities handling the nuclear program that are military in nature-the veru essence of the concern;at least 24 days notice prior to any UN oversight at each facility-with others still be ing discovered;making the destruction of Israel nonnegotiable;giving Iran about 150 billion dollars when it has a record of funding and training Hamas and Hezbollah and sending its own military to oversee attacks on Israelis;actually supplying conventional and interballistic missile weapons in 5-8 years;and worst of all,promising to protect the Iranian nuclear program from undermining or attack from Israel. No antiSemite could have concocted a more dangerous deal for the Jews of Israel and the world. You people obviously worship the Democrat liberal agenda before and above any awe or worship of G-d.
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