Statement on the Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal

For decades, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas has worked to safeguard the Jewish people and our family in Israel. For this reason, we cannot be silent on this deal with Iran as our Congress begins its review period. Iran is run by a dangerous regime that funds and exports terror across the Middle East, represses human rights and flagrantly calls for the destruction of Israel while regularly demonizing the United States. 

The United States, the European Union and the United Nations Security Council adopted a series of sanctions that successfully brought Iran to the negotiating table with the premise of ensuring Iran would never possess a nuclear weapon. While we respect the hard work that the Administration's negotiators put forth towards a deal with Iran that would close off the pathways to developing nuclear weapons capability, we are deeply concerned about the final proposed agreement. We do not believe it can achieve the fundamental goal of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.

As Jews, as Americans and as passionate supporters of Israel, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment. We acknowledge the diverse views within our own community, but we know this issue must remain above politics. Of course, we can have different ideas about how to achieve the peace and security we all desire, but we cannot be silent in our opposition to an agreement that takes far too many risks with one of the world's most dangerous regimes.

If you agree that we must prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons capability, we encourage you to share your concerns with your U.S. Representatives and Senators, and urge them to oppose this deal. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has taken the lead in communication to Congress on this important issue. To learn more and to make your voice heard, please contact your member of Congress today by going to 

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