US Jews push Obama to act on Iran
09-Sep-2009 (one comment)

Several hundred Jewish leaders and activists are planning to arrive here Thursday to urge top Obama administration officials and US congressmen to take action on Iran.

They are pushing for Congress to quickly pass an Iran sanctions bill sponsored by US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman and otherwise take serious economic and diplomatic steps to pressure Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear capabilities that threaten Israel.

"Congress is back, legislation is on the agenda, and this is September, when at some level decisions are being made in connection with Iran," Anti-Defamation League Washington Director Jess Hordes said of the planning of the event.

His organization will be joining the United Jewish Communities, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the National Conference of Soviet Jewry and several other groups as part of the effort.


With bare fangs and claws...

by Ostaad on

Not ALL US Jews are marching to ADL and other right wing Jewish groups music. Just like the last bill there are a lot of Jews and Jewish organizations who think the sanctions are useless at best and counter-productive at best. The proposed sanctions will ONLY hurt the Iranian middle/working Class.  A lot of the members of that class are the ones who are standing up to the regime demanding restoration of their human/civil rights. Why is the West is trying to punish them, is beyond me.