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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

Israel to Lobby US Congress to Prevent Iran Deal

Naftali Bennett reveals lobbying initiative in IDF Radio interview Sunday; aims to rally international support before renewing talks

Israel is planning to lobby the US Congress to prevent future deals with Iran, AFP reports.

Economics Minister and Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Chairman Naftali Bennett revealed the initiative in an interview Sunday with IDF Radio. "Before the talks resume, we will lobby dozens of members of the US Congress to whom I will personally explain [. . .] that Israel's security is in jeopardy," Bennet said.

The statements follow a letter Bennett drafted to members of Jewish organizations in the US and abroad which urged them to help pressure international leaders to stop continuing to entertain a diplomatic agreement with the nuclear threat.

Talks with Iran and other world powers failed to culminate in an agreement this weekend, renewing hope among Israeli leaders and civilians that the international community will reconsider accepting a deal before talks are set to resume on November 20.

Bennett also alluded to Israel's very public "differences" within US President Barack Obama's administration on reaching a deal with the Islamic republic. "If in ten years an atomic bomb hidden in a suitcase explodes in New York, or a nuclear missile hits Rome, one could say it is because of concessions that would have been made" to Iran, he said.


Threatening to nuke New York...

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

1. They can use the money we give them every year to lobby us.


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Response to L0oniX (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. Shades of Gary Gilmore


Offering to pay his executioner. Bibi wants your blood spilled in Iran to protect Israeli security, which they are (thanks to your largesse) bloody well capable of doing themselves.

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