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August 21, 2015 12:02 pm

ZOA Analysis: Strong Correlation Between Pro-Iran Deal Rabbis and J Street

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Former officials of the Obama and George W. Bush administrations believe the Iran deal will fall short of a good agreement. Photo: Wikipedia.

The ZOA said 187 of the 340 pro-Iran deal rabbis are part of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – After doing some number crunching on a letter signed by 340 rabbis that urges Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has concluded that the “overwhelming majority” of those rabbis “come from groups that routinely take positions and engage in activities that are hostile towards Israel and inimical to American interests.”

According to a ZOA analysis, 187 of the 340 pro-Iran deal rabbis are also part of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the controversial left-wing Jewish lobby J Street. ZOA notes that J Street is funded by anti-Zionist billionaire George Soros and “has financial and other ties to the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), an apparent arm of the Iranian regime.”

ZOA adds that 13 of the rabbis who signed the letter “are significant donors to the falsehood-purveying ‘Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR).’”

“RHR participates in anti-Israel demonstrations and, along with other anti-Israel groups, launched a website with false testimonies accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza,” ZOA states. “ZOA members witnessed an RHR rabbi invent and widely publish false stories to demonize pro-Israel young people at the Israel Day Parade concert in New York several years ago.”

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The rabbinical letter was organized by the self-described “liberal” Jewish group Ameinu.

“The rabbis signing the Ameinu letter do not in any way represent the viewpoint of American rabbis,” says ZOA President Morton A. Klein. “To only be able to get 6 percent of U.S. rabbis to sign this statement supporting the catastrophic Iran deal clearly indicates that rabbinic leaders are deeply concerned about the Iran nuclear deal. … More importantly, reliable polls show tremendous opposition to the Iran deal. The Quinnipiac [University] poll shows that Americans oppose this dangerous deal by a margin of 2 to 1, and the Israel Project poll shows that American Jews also oppose the Iran deal by the same 2 to 1 margin. In addition, a poll conducted this week by Israel’s Channel 10, reported in the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz, shows that Israelis oppose the Iran deal by a margin of 7 to 1.”

ZOA’s full analysis on the rabbinical letter can be read here.

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  • Robert Davis

    These anti Israel rabbis and jstreet financed by anti Israel soros are simply financed by Israel’s enemies and have sold themselves formoney. These people and soros in particular are scum. I am surprised soros has not been killed as an enemy of Israel.

  • In my effort to learn the facts about the Iran Deal I found Algemeiner. I have written Congress Members and I am a member of AIPAC. I have also written Letters to the Editor of the local newspaper, which have not been printed. One letter specifically listed what Iran gets and what America gets. Pointing out “Hoping is Not a Management Tool”.
    Also, can you confirm that America and the P+5 are in some way obligated NOT to take action against Iran IF
    (ha ha) they don’t break the Deal? Does this mean we would NOT be able to participate Militarily for Israel. I’m not able to find this.

    Sholom. Edith Dressler

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