Jewish Peace Advocates Support Iran Nuclear Deal

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Contact: Naomi Dann | media@jvp.org | 845-377-5745

Jewish Peace Advocates Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East based on human rights and democracy, strongly supports the negotiated deal between world powers and Iran.  Along with an overwhelming majority of Americans – including a majority of American Jews – we believe that a negotiated agreement is the only way to alleviate international concern about Iran’s nuclear program and avert war. 

Opponents of the deal, including AIPAC and Israeli leadership, have inflamed fears of Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israel has developed and maintained nuclear weapons without adhering to international treaties. Diplomacy is crucial to achieving a nuclear-free Middle East, and that includes Israel as well as Iran.

Rabbi Joseph Berman, JVP Government Affairs Liaison: “This opportunity for the diplomatic process to succeed in avoiding war with Iran is too important to discard over partisan politics. This is a strong deal and we urge our elected leaders to vote in favor of the agreement when it comes before Congress.”

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Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org) is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 200,000 online supporters, over 60 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

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