In teleconference, Netanyahu encourages Americans to maintain Iranian sanctions, reject Obama's treaty, pursue safer terms

Netanyahu Urges American Jews to Reject Iranian Nuclear Deal
Israeli Prime Minister said his opposition isn’t partisan and urged Americans to “judge the deal on its substance”   by Felicia Schwartz in the Wall Street Journal Aug 4 2:37 PT

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged American Jews to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, stepping up his campaign to scuttle the agreement ahead of a September congressional deadline to approve or disapprove the accord.

In a webcast speech, he condemned the agreement and called it fatally flawed. He accused the White House and other supporters of spreading incorrect information about the deal and Israel’s position on it.

"This is a very dangerous deal, and it threatens all of us,” Mr. Netanyahu said. “The more people know about the deal, the more the deal’s supporters try to stifle serious debate. They do so with false claims and efforts to delegitimize criticism.”

Watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's full anti-Iran deal speech Netanyahu addressing the North American Jewish community, as part of his attempt to thwart the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

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In a webcast speech, Netanyahu condemned the agreement and called it fatally flawed. He accused the White House and other supporters of spreading incorrect information about the deal and Israel’s position on it. In the speech organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, he said his disagreement with President Barack Obama over the deal isn’t personal and fiercely dismissed the Obama administration’s argument that blocking the deal will lead to war.

“The claim that we oppose this deal because we want war is not just false, it’s outrageous,” he said. More than 10,000 people viewed Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks, which came ahead of a meeting Tuesday between Mr. Obama and Jewish leaders.
The speech was the latest of Mr. Netanyahu’s calls to Americans to oppose an accord that will curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. He said his opposition to the agreement isn’t partisan and urged Americans to “judge the deal on its substance.”

Times Square rally's calls upon Congress to vote-down Iran nuke deal resonate from Times Square throughout the world

Over 10,000 marched on Times Square in opposition to Obama's Iran sanctions / nuclear deal with a message resounding across the West. Experts and luminaries delivered impassioned explanations and demands for Congress-people, particularly NY Sen. Chuck Schumer- to work to over-ride the expected presidential veto in the launch, "Stop Iran Rally" in NY on July 22nd.  

Watch addresses by Col. Allen West, Alan Dershowitz, Caroline Glick, Monica Crowley, Mort Zuckerman, Steve Emerson, NY Gov. George Pataki, British Col. Richard Kemp, Wiesenthal's Rabbi Abe Cooper, Helen Freedman, and former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morganthau, among others.
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The message resonated through regional rallies this week throughout North America- in Washington, Southern California and scheduled ones in Winnipeg, Canada and London, England.



Rally'ers arrested asking Sen. Schumer for Senate Dems to over-ride Obama's Iran shift

Original, full video from New York City protest by Americans for a Safe Israel and Assemblyman Dov Hikind- arrested for obstructing Sen. Chuck Schumer's office building.  
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Iran appeasement "worse than Munich" historians agree; Will Jews help override BHO's veto?

Pro-Israel lobbying group is urging Congress to reject the nuclear deal with Iran. (AP)
Secy John Kerry, EU reps & Iranian lead negotiator
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee had reserved judgment about the deal when it was announced on Tuesday. But now the group says it believes Congress should insist on a better deal. AIPAC says in a statement that the deal is flawed because it doesn't allow inspectors immediate access to suspicious sites, and it doesn't dismantle Iran's nuclear facilities. The group also is expressing concern that arms and ballistic missile embargos on Iran could be lifted in the coming years.  


Vice President Joe Biden will head back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge Senate (AP) Democrats to support the nuclear deal with Iran. The White House says Biden will discuss the deal with the Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the committee, invited Biden to brief his party's senators. The meeting will come a day after Biden made a similar pitch during a meeting with House Democrats. Biden has also been calling lawmakers, including Senate leaders, to discuss the deal. Congress will have a 60-day window to review the deal and could pass legislation stopping Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran. The White House is focusing its outreach on Democrats in hopes they'll provide enough votes to stop Republicans from overriding Obama's likely veto.


Forget Obama. Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible 
Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has only been made possible with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the Ayatollahs: Read more in NewsMachete

John Feehery in Washington Wire: Opponents need 290 House members to override a veto, which means they would need 43 Democrats to abandon Mr. Obama.  It’s hard to see where they get that many votes. There are 18 Jewish Democrats in the House, and many of them will probably stick with the president. Neither the black caucus nor the Hispanic caucus is likely to abandon Mr. Obama, and it is highly unlikely that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will either. 


CNN Politics reports: Among those immediately praising the accord were California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who called the deal a 'diplomatic resolution' to a significant matter of international security.  ...

The 15 Senate Democrats considered in-play by aides beyond Menendez, Schumer and Cardin are: Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Ben Nelson of Florida, Sen. Joe Donnelly or Indiana, Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan and Sen. Angus King, an Independent of Maine who caucuses with the Democrats. 

On Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel Show 15 July '15,  he introduced "Mark Steyn says he thinks what President Barack Obama did is "significantly worse" than what former British prime minister Neville Chamberlain did. He also stated that he doesn't think the president was negotiating on behalf of the United States."
Mark Steyn excerpted his remarks from his article, "Far Worse than Munich," Steyn Online, July 15, 2015 
I think the nuclear issue was a mere pretext, a Hitchcock-ian McGuffin. Iran will be a nuclear state, and very soon. The joke inspections regime - under which Teheran can block any inspections for the best part of a month - will facilitate the nuclearization of Iran and prevent anyone who objects to it - such as Israel - from doing anything about it. That's a given.
But that's not what the talks were about. Obama's vision of the post-American Middle East sees Iran as the dominant power, and that's what the negotiations were there to finesse.

I think what happened at these talks is that he and the Iranians were, in a sense, negotiating together to anoint Iran as the regional power in the Middle East and to facilitate Iran’s reentry, the biggest planetary sponsor of terrorism, to facilitate its reentry into the global community. That’s what Obama was there doing.”

Historian, William Langfan, 92, feels he's reliving the parallels he experienced as a young man at that time: 'Iran deal parallels "Peace in Our Time" blunder, leading to a World War, from a weaker position.'



In 1938,  pre-college Langfan saw that Britain & France, hoping to avoid violence, presumed Hitler demanding land sacrifices would be appeased by their sacrificing Sudentenland, Czechoslovakia. Mr. Langfan warns that the same Western pacifism trusting a contract Hitler would not violate is being repeated by Western leaders today, enabling money and weapons materiel capabilities to an enemy intent on destroying the Jewish state - in hopes of appeasing the jihadist juggernaut from seeking further power and control.

Former Israeli Parliamentarian, Dr. Aryeh Eldad cautions politicos from setting-up Israel to be sacrificed against Iran.  Knesset Member Dr. Eldad told JewTube.Info in 2008 that Washington has abandoned the world to a nuclear-mad, apocalyptic Iran. He asserted, "There's NO CHANCE in the world that Israel would be willing to live under an nuclear Iranian threat.," He cautioned western negotiators not to consider Israel a modern-day Czechoslovakia. 'Sacrificing us won't appease them against you, and don't expect us to forget you sold us down the river,' he cautions. Jewish blood no longer comes cheap.'

 
A Rally to Prevent a Nuclear Iran is being held in Times Square on Wednesday, July 22 from 5:30-7:30pm. Speakers include Clare Lopez, Steven Emerson, James Woolsey, Alan Dershowitz, Mort Zuckerman, Caroline Glick, Frank Gaffney, and Rep.Alan West.


Israeli Amb. Michael Oren discusses revelations about Democrat administration shift against Israel, towards Iran in "Ally"

Israel's Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren at Nixon Library, July 2, 2015
Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren (2009 - 2013) discusses his book, "Ally," which exposes the Obama Administration's duplicity towards Israel (and has caused a stir among previously Obama-supporting Jewish-Americans) with Rabbi David Wolpe at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, on the last night of his U.S. book tour.



Amb. Oren engages with audience's questions in the continuation of our original video, filmed July 2nd 2015.  

David Suissa in the Jewish Journal of L.A. (who interviewed Amb. Oren the previous night at the Museum of Tolerance), analyzes Oren’s book as
... threatening to liberal Zionists because it makes a compelling case that their hero Obama has severely undermined the very thing they crave – negotiations towards a two-state solution.

With the sharp eye of a historian, Oren explains how, in Obama’s zeal to create diplomatic “daylight” with Israel while reaching out to the Arab/Muslim world, Obama brought terminal darkness to the peace process.

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Hollywood Republicans salute Jon Voight for defending America and Israel against current administration and Hollywood bias

Jewish-Californians saluted actor Jon Voight for patriotic outspokenness against Obama's policies at the Republican
Honoree, Jon Voight & Rabbi Abe Cooper of Simon Wiesenthal Center
Matt Brooks, host and Exec Dir., Republican Jewish Coalition
Jewish Coalition's annual Summer Bash in Beverly Hills. His award as a "Hollywood Visionary" was the finale to an evening featuring a live panel hosted by Fred Barnes with GOP 2004 presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Sen.Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).  Rabbi Abe Cooper, associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center called Voight, "a super-mensch... you see him all the time defending Israel and the values of (America) our country." 

Matthew Brooks, executive director of the R.J.C. said, "As the Hollywood Left has come out repeatedly to bash Israel, to support the B.D.S. movement, Jon Voight is a true friend of Israel who has been unflinching in his ability and willingness to stand-up and speak-out in support of Israel." 


Steven Bauer, co-star on Showtime's "Ray Donovan"
Steven Bauer, Voight's co-star on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" said, "This is the greatest country in the world and freedom of thought and to express yourself should be first and foremost. And I don't see a lot of it from the Left. It's unfortunate because most people I hear talk that way claim to be real humanists. But they really don't like to hear conservative ideas.... But people like Jon- you have to give him a lot of credit because of his courage in the face of all that."


Jon Voight extends a loving welcome to ex-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN)
Rabbi Cooper added that Jon is a person "who consistently embarasses us Jews- because as a Gentile he has done so much for our community, maybe more than a lot of Jews in this town could."

Voight told JewTube, "We all have to realize the times that we're in and especially the danger to Israel. ... All people should be aware of our ally, Israel, and the peril that the Israelis are in right now- with Obama turning his back on Prime Minister Netanyahu. We all have to do everything we can to put the right people (and right person) into office soon, and that would make a big difference if we can do it."

Among the other Hollywood celebrities applauding Mr. Voight were Sam Sorbo, Angie Harmon, Nick Searcy, and Raquel Welch.

Revelations cast egg-on-faces of Jewish officials, leaders, and journalists who have carried led community down Obama's garden path for personal status and privilege


Congregants of Adas Israel and Rabbi Steinlauf fete Obama 5/22/15
Will the Jewish establishment in America and Israel now downplay the revelations by their diplomat friend and hero, Israeli Amb. Michael Oren to not incriminate themselves? The revelatory, "How Obama Abandoned Israel" Netanyahu and the president both made mistakes, but only one purposely damaged U.S.-Israel relations (in the Wall St. Journal) may have overshadowed the complementary points Lee Smith makes on the same day but are worth knowing. Lee Smith analyzes the Jewish communal leadership and Jews in Obama's administration who sold Obama's policies to Jewish communities (and their donors), didn't oppose him in the face of bad actions, and together serve to justify Obama's actions in general. He lays these points out in "The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts" New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power" in Tablet Magazine June 16, 2015 and deserve your consideration.
... the evidence suggests that Obama keenly understands certain peculiarities of the Jewish communal psyche—survival strategies that distinguish the Jews from other American minority groups. The president’s use of Jewish aides and organizations to advance his policies with the Jewish community shows that Obama is correct in believing that Jewish politics are often motivated by fear, which can range from the existential fear of mass extermination to the more prosaic fear of looking shabby in front of the goyim.
And Obama isn’t using his energy and inspiring leadership skills to help these people rise above their fear; he is instead capitalizing on it—masterfully, ruthlessly—by manipulating American Jews in ways that other minority groups would find unbelievably insulting.  ...
 
Like Obama, the current prime minister of the Jewish state is also contemptuous of the American liberal Jewish community (leaders and those in Obama's administration). From both of their perspectives, these are weak, primitive, frightened people, who can be manipulated from a distance and suck up to power not because their lives depend on it, but their careers do.
By not resigning in protest, Obama’s Jewish aides have arguably not only harmed their community; they weakened their own position—which was, in a sense, ultimately far more detrimental. In a town where the appearance of power is power, Obama’s Jewish defenders had no idea which way the president was actually going. They got played, and now everyone knows it. 
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In this original video-playlist, Jewish-Americans who attended the AIPAC and CPAC conventions this spring sound-off on Obama's actions affecting Israel and Jews.

 

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Magna Carta's 800-year anniversary carries different lesson for Jews


Human rights laws existed before the Magna Carta by Ethel C. Fenig in American Thinker June, 2010

A few thousand years (18th to 15th century B.C.) before England's King John signed the Magna Carta against his will (800 years ago today) and the English were just another group of lawless, warring tribes- the Jews (former slaves who fled Egypt on their way to the Promised Land of Israel) willingly received the Torah at Sinai. Codified and interpreted by generations of rabbis, human rights were an integral way of life within Jewish communities, including those who lived in England in 1215 at the time of the signing of the Magna Carta. 



"Magna Carta's three Jewish clauses" by Rabbi Jonathan Romain (of Maidenhead Synagogue) in the Jewish Chronicle, 9/4/14

If you ask most people what they associate with Magna Carta, they may say: King John, barons, Runnymede, or the beginning of English democracy. What they will not say is: Jews.

Yet three of its clauses directly relate to Jews, and, in particular, their moneylending activities. It means that the document not only has enormous significance for English history, but also epitomizes the privileges and problems of medieval Anglo-Jewry.

RAF's Red Arrows decorate the comemoration of 8 centuries since King John sealed the original Magna Carta 


Magna Carta was signed on June 15 1215, and there will be many commemorative events for its 800th anniversary, but its Jewish roots go back to 1066. It is likely that individual Jews came to this country long before then, as far back as Roman times, whether willingly as traders, or by force as slaves. However, it is impossible to talk of a settled Jewish community until the late 11th century. It was then that William of Normandy brought over Jews from his French territory to help colonize his new kingdom.  Read more:

Jewish Democrat decries Obama pandering as "Jewish" to molify opposition to his nuclear Iran vs Israel deal

Dov Hikind: Obama Eclipsing Carter for Worst Record on Israel 

NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind on Neil Cavuto's TV show
President Barack Obama has been touting his bona fides with Israel in the past few days, but New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind isn't buying it. 

"President Obama, unfortunately, he's not living in reality," the Democrat said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." 

"Not with Iran, not with what is going on in the Middle East. He is living in a different planet than we are and watching the events that are unfolding and it's disastrous for the world, disastrous for America." 

Watch hereAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D) and Mort Zuckerman (publisher, U.S. News and World Report) with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel.


Assemblyman Hikind spoke with JewTube regarding Obama's Democrat party push for a Palestinian state when they hate Jews and seek to conquer Israel.



Obama has said he is hurt that people think he is anti-Israel or anti-Semitic, his former adviser David Axelrod recently said. And in an Israeli television interview, Obama said he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often "joust," but have a good relationship. 

"Oy vey. We're in trouble," Hikind said, adding that Obama seems obsessed with Netanyahu. 

 Before the April Israeli elections, Obama and his people were very negative against Netanyahu, hoping he would be defeated, Hikind said. Hikind called Obama's "jousting" comment "insulting." 

"We're talking about an existential threat to the state Israel," he said. "He's jousting? He's playing a game? This is fun time? It is just absolutely obnoxious." 

Jimmy Carter used to be the worst president in regard to being a friend to Israel, Hikind said, but Obama now has taken that position. 

Obama "is the worst president in terms of the relationship with the state of Israel," Hikind said. "When he plays this game, he is endangering Israel." 
Source NewsMax 


Controversy over B.D.S. groups funded by UJA & JCRC marching in US Jewish parade persists


Jeff Dunetz takes aim at the United Jewish Appeal and the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) pressure groups they finance. These groups attempt to try to influence Israeli policy on Judea and Samaria through economic pressure and Washington lobbying. 

"Why I Won't Be Going To Today's Israel Parade (And Why You Shouldn't Donate To UJA)" by Jeff Dunetz in "Yid with Lid."
"Your donations to UJA go to delegitmize the state of Israel. The findings come on the back of a JCCWatch investigation on Tuesday that showed that UJA-Federation leadership have been pressuring former Israeli diplomats, and the office of the current Consul-General in New York, to give cover for their support of the New Israel Fund to participate in this weekend’s Israel Day Parade.
Israeli Knesset's Nissim Ze'ev led NY rally opposing BDS'ers in Parade, 4/8/14
Flanking him Rabbi David Algaze & Helen Friedman (Photo:Maxine Dovere)
From "Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’" by  Lori Lowenthal Marcus in The Jewish Press 

The organizers of the event, N.Y. City’s Jewish Community Relations Council and its financial big brother, New York City’s UJA-Federation, insist a show of unity is what matters. ...
Richard Allen, a New York City businessman and the driving force behind JCCWatch.org‘s effort to expose and to end the participation of those who seek to harm Israel in the Celebrate Israel Parade, had this response to the latest Federation statement: “It is sad that the UJA-Federation continues to connive and hoodwink the Jewish community as they provide support to groups that work for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Their current leadership has corrupted this once great charitable organization. They must remove those within their Board that support these anti-Israel groups.”
We caught-up with several people involved in the controversy at the parade in 2013. 

It appears that the issue is getting further, not closer, to a solution in the years since.

Celebrate Israeli Festival event inspires lovers of Zion around America

Event is one of five, Israeli-American Council-organized public Israeli Independence events being held around the US this month.

An estimated 15,000 Zionistic Americans and Israelis celebrated Israeli Independence and Jerusalem Day at the Celebrate Israel Festival in Los Angeles' Rancho Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015. 


Dennis Prager and Consul General David Siegel were among the luminaries who spoke with JewTube after addressing the crowd, which was comprised of Israeli-Americans, Jewish-Americans, and some Zionistic Christians. I.A.C. organizational leaders also spoke to JewTube about their role in adapting the previously low-budget, San Fernando Valley event. The video-playlist plays automatically in the first raster frame, or you may select your preference from the menu of a dozen clips is in the upper left corner. Several of the segments are parsed below the fold.



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