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Jewish Democrats’ surrender on Iran

It seems Jewish Democratic senators will choose President Obama’s agenda every time over Israel’s survival, and are even willing in the process to throw the Jewish state under the bus

Shoula Romano Horing, YNET NEWS

It is a sad moment in history when the president of the dictatorial Iranian Islamic regime’s characterization of the recently signed nuclear deal sounds more credible and believable than that of President Obama, the leader of the free world. While on January 12, Obama hailed the deal which implemented the nuclear agreement made between Iran and six world powers last November as a great diplomatic breakthrough, which “marks the first time in a decade” that Iran agreed to “halt progress in its nuclear program” and even “roll back” some it, President Rohani described it last Sunday as representing the “surrender” of the Western powers to Iran’s demands. A bill, proposed by fellow Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Mark Kirk to threaten harder sanctions on Iran if no final agreement to dismantle the nuclear enrichment program is reached in the next six months, has the votes to pass in the US Senate with 43 Republicans and 16 Democrats cosponsoring it. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, has blocked the legislation from coming to a vote at the White House‘s request. The White house is further threatening to veto the bill if passed.

The bill needs 67 supporters to override a veto. While only two Republicans do not support the bill, many of the senators from the Democratic Party who have benefitted greatly from US Jewish votes and donations are against it, including many Jewish senators.

Ten committee chairmen in the Democratic-led Senate have pushed back against the new legislation. Sadly, but predictably, among committee chairs opposed to advancing the bill now are four leading Jewish senators who supposedly claim to be pro-Israel.

They are Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee; Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Environment Committee; and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chairman of the Energy Committee. It seems that Jewish Democrats will choose President Obama’s agenda every time over Israel’s survival and are even willing in the process to throw Israel under the bus and amplify anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic stereotypes.

On Tuesday, January 14, California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s suggested in a speech she delivered on the Senate floor that the bipartisan Menendez-Kirk bill would “let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war.”

While AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee are fully and actively supporting the bill, Rabbi Jack Moline, the National Jewish Democratic Committee’s executive director, was willing to be used as an attack dog by the White House to smear his fellow Jews, accusing AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee of “strong-arm tactics, essentially threatening people that if they don’t vote a particular way, that somehow that makes them anti-Israel or means the abandonment of the Jewish community.”

Luckily, New York Democratic Senator Schumer has chosen this time …read more
Source: Israpundit

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