In May, President Barack Obama donned a yarmulke and spoke in a Washington, D.C., synagogue. He reminded his audience that Jeffrey Goldberg, a member of the congregation, once called him the "first Jewish president." He claimed to be flattered by the characterization. And perhaps he was-most Jews, after all, voted for him for president, and many Jews of Obama's acquaintance have sometimes seemed to care more about the well-being of Planned Parenthood than about the survival of the state of Israel.
On July 29, 2015, JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force released a new report at a panel discussion to provide an expert analysis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), the final agreement with Iran on nuclear disarmament.
In Vienna on July 14, the P5+1 and Iran agreed on a final deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA). This report analyzes whether the JCPA addresses the Task Force’s questions and concerns about the framework agreement.
Listen to Gemunder Center Senior Advisor Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Corn speak about JINSA's Gaza Task Force and Gaza War Assessment on the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show, broadcast on over 75 stations across the U.S.
President Obama has promoted the recently agreed Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as "a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon." There are many fallacies and ambiguities in this statement.
Michael Makovsky, CEO of the pro-Israel JINSA, writes: "The Administration would rather focus on the supposed alternatives instead of the actual deal, with all its unsavory elements, such as giving international legitimacy to a nuclear Iran in no longer than 15 years, releasing up to $150 billion to Iran in a short time frame and other sanctions relief that will provide a huge boost to Iranian coffers, no anytime-anywhere inspections, continued Iranian R&D on its nuclear programs, effectively permitting continued ballistic missile development so that Iran will be able to fire nuclear missiles at the United States, etc."
A former top adviser to US President Barack Obama is calling on Washington to provide bunker-busting B-52 bombers to Israel as a means of bolstering Israeli deterrence and the credibility of its so-called military option should Iran opt out of commitments codified in Tuesday's deal with world powers.
In his first Inaugural Address, President Obama offered an open hand to the Iranian regime. On July 14, announcing the nuclear deal that is the culmination of that overture, he shook a closed fist at the American people. The president is right about the historic nature of the deal: It is a catastrophic error, and an unforced one at that.
As we write, negotiations on Iran's nuclear program have been extended through Monday. We do not yet know whether there will be an actual deal, but we know what that deal should look like: President Barack Obama has announced a framework and that he would accept nothing less.
07/13/2015 - 2:53pm
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