ADL Rips Obama Admin. Over Iran Deal, Leaks, Calls for New Sanctions

November 11, 2013 5:13 pm 2 comments
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch.

ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch.

Jewish human rights group, the Anti-Defamation League, sharply criticized the Obama administration on Monday over its support of the tentative deal under discussion in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers. The ADL also slammed “the U.S. government’s leaking of information about Israel’s defensive military actions in the area,” and John Kerry’s recent  “moral preaching to the Israelis on the Israeli-Palestinian issue,” as “counterproductive.”

Additionally, barely two weeks after agreeing to a “time out” on lobbying for further Iran sanctions, after being requested to do so by the White House, the ADL called for new sanctions on Iran to be implemented. The request for the suspension of lobbying activities came at a hurriedly arranged meeting at the White House between Jewish leaders and administration officials on October 29th.

“I wanted to give the Obama Administration a chance to demonstrate that they could make real progress on this issue,” said Abraham H. Foxman, the ADL’s national director.

Now, Foxman says, after having reviewed “some of the points of the tentative agreement to be acted upon November 20 in Geneva,” he has changed his mind.

“We no longer have the luxury or the option to refrain from enacting additional sanctions against Iran,” Foxman said.

“I am now convinced that this agreement will not only prematurely roll back the sanctions regime, but that it would legitimize Iran as a threshold nuclear state,” he said.

“Both the U.S. and Israel need each other at this pivotal moment, but do not seem to trust each other,” Foxman added.

His position reflects that of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who described the deal under discussion in the nuclear talks as “very bad.”

On Sunday, in interviews with The Algemeiner, other top Jewish leaders including Malcolm Hoenlein, Daniel Mariaschin, Abraham Cooper and Alan Dershowitz also expressed disappointment over the Obama administration’s Mideast policy.

2 Comments

  • Dershowitz is Obama’s pet and quarterback in the Jewish community and press. He is so proud because Obama speaks to him “face to face”. What else could a man of his stature hope for but to be the close friend of the president of the U.S. Dershowitz turned from faith for money and status and Obama feeds him both. That kind of food will without doubt bring him everlasting pain, but he and Obama will not prevent Israel from receiving all her blessings from on high.

  • ADL,Dershowitz and the like keep pussyfooting as Obama makes irrevocable gains on the world stage spreading anti semitism and strengthening Israel’s dangerous enemies. It is time for all of the powerful but blind Jewish obama cheerleader/supporters to confront him face to face and seek the truth. While the Jewish Hollywood elite are making silly GW Bush movies Obama was putting on the move. Sadly, they may be too late. They are no longer useful.

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