No surprise – there’s been a tidal wave of statements, op-eds, media interviews, talking point memos, and other commentary regarding this morning’s announcement of an Iran Nuclear Deal. We can’t begin to read it all, let alone share it here, but, in addition to JCRC’s statement earlier today, we’ve rounded up some select materials below, including: All statements from our member agencies, as well as one from Prime Minister Netanyahu; Talking points from the White House; Every statement we’ve seen from the MA Congressional delegation, and; A very small number of the many articles we’ve read today. I encourage you to peruse it all.
In the coming days we’ll be consulting with a range of folks including our national partners as we determine a course of action for JCRC engagement during the Congressional review process. Keeping in mind all the work we’ve done together over the past few years, that most of our national members are still analyzing the deal, and the conversations we’ve had at Council meetings… we’ll be weighing whether to take specific positions for or against the deal as a whole, or particular pieces of it. Certainly we’ll be working to frame public discussion on it here in Boston, and will be urging our congressional delegation to use their review period wisely to consider and weigh all of the components and their implications.
Statements from JCRC Member Organizations or their National Offices:
- ADL Deeply Disappointed After Early Assessment of Final Deal with Iran
- AIPAC Statement on Announcement of Proposed Iran Nuclear Agreement
- AJC Urges Thorough Congressional Scrutiny of Iran Deal
- Hadassah responds to Iranian Nuclear Agreement
- JCPA focused on ultimate goal: Iran must not have nuclear weapons
- Jewish Federations of North America's Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
- J Street Welcomes News of Iran Nuclear Agreement
- Orthodox Union We Have Assessed Proposed Iran Deal and Found it Wanting
- Reform Jewish Movement Responds to Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Iran
- ZOA: Iran Nuclear Deal Is A Catastrophe
Statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu
Statements from Members of MA Congressional Delegation:
Some early reads we found interesting:
- Ambassador Dennis Ross in Washington Post: Iran deal leaves U.S. with tough questions
- Rosie Gray for Buzzfeed: White House Talking Points On Iran Deal: U.S. “Refused To Take A Bad Deal”
- David Horovitz in Times of Israel: 16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe
- Anshel Pfeffer in Haaretz: Iran nuclear deal – neither historic nor catastrophic
This post was updated on 7/15/15 to include a new statement from a JCRC member organization – Orthodox Union
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