Chicago Jewish Federation Comes Out Against Iran Deal

(JTA) The Chicago Jewish United Fund-Jewish Federation board of directors adopted a call to Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, the board said in a statement released Friday. While expressing gratitude for the Obama administration's focus on the Iranian nuclear threat, the board said: "Iran's threats to annihilate the U.S. and Israel, its role as the leading state-sponsor of terrorism, its destabilizing of neighboring countries including U.S. allies, its theocratic, anti-democratic regime, its abysmal human rights record, and its Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism must no longer be rationalized or minimalized." "It is long past time to place Tehran where it belongs on the world's political map: isolated and ostracized. Hence, no nuclear accord should provide Iran with an unearned 'express pass' to international legitimacy."

2015-08-17 00:00:00

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