Skip to comments.White House Dividing Pro-Israel Leaders on Nuclear Iran
Posted on 11/05/2013 7:20:15 AM PST by justiceseeker93
Pro-Israel leaders on Monday expressed alarm over what they characterized as the Obama administrations efforts to sow division among Jewish leaders in order to advance a policy that they say would permit Iran to cross the nuclear threshold.
Rifts emerged between the leaders of four top Jewish groups over the weekend following an intense meeting last week with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other top officials at the White House, according to several insiders.
The Obama administration sought to enlist the pro-Israel leaders in their fight to delay Congress from passing a new round of Iran sanctions for at least two months as the West engages Tehran with nuclear talks.
Most of those present at the meeting quietly objected to such a delay. However, the administrations allies soon began leaking information about a so-called moratorium on new sanctions efforts.
Leaders of four major Jewish organizations have indicated to the Obama administration that they will have a 60-day moratorium during which they will refrain from conducting any public campaign urging Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran, the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported late Friday.
The Anti-Defamation Leagues Abraham Foxman also confirmed reports of a communal time out on Saturday, prompting a pitched response from others present in the meeting.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a rare public statement on Saturday that it would not back down from its push for new sanctions.
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This "divide and conquer" strategy against American Jews will not deter Israel from doing what it must to defeat the threat of a nuclear Iran.
Obama divides everybody.
The most divisive a-wipe to ever sit in the President’s office.
That's standard operating procedure for just about all dictatorships!
It used to be said of the old Soviet Union, every person there was either a criminal or a regime loyalist out to catch or punish the criminals. Eventually, many of the regime loyalists became criminals as well, when the whims of the regime turned against them.
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Dividing is what he does. I find this pressure troubling, but both sides do it, witness the veiled threats oft directed at Jews on this forum based on voting patterns, but imo political pressure based on religion is distasteful. Of course it's done to Evangelicals and Catholics over issues like abortion and birth control, just a function of dividing Americans into single issue voting groups I suppose, and punishing those who don't follow the administration line. Which I suspect is the case here.
"Leaders of four major Jewish organizations have indicated to the Obama administration that they will have a 60-day moratorium during which they will refrain from conducting any public campaign urging Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran," the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported late Friday... The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a rare public statement on Saturday that it would not back down from its push for new sanctions.Obama's plan is for Israel to be destroyed in that time frame, obviating the need for another session like this.
IMHO defenestration should be considered for the old fool..