Why the White House Needs to Pay Attention to Netanyahu’s Proposal on Iran

Netanyahu, and his impending election in Israel, was an easy target for the administration to use to discount the Prime Minister’s argument for the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear capability. Netanyahu stated that he felt morally compelled to address the issues to an important audience, the U.S. Congress and the American people. Please read the blog below for more on this issue.

ArchitectGuy on Israel

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by Alan Dershowitz
March 4, 2015

….Instead of attacking the messenger, as the White House has done, the Administration now has an obligation to engage with Netanyahu in the marketplace of ideas, rather than in a cacophony of name-calling, and to respond to Netanyahu’s argument on its merit. There may be persuasive responses, but we have not yet heard them. The decision to accept or reject a deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program may be the most important foreign policy issue of the 21st century. Many members of Congress, perhaps most, agree with the Prime Minister of Israel, rather than with the President of the United States on this issue. Under our system of separation of powers, Congress is a fully co-equal branch of the government, and no major decision of the kind involved in this deal should be made over its opposition. Perhaps…

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As a Jewish educator and consultant, I hope to spur new ideas through this blog to hopefully inspire conversation and motivate change within the Jewish community. I'm interested in making a difference through training, leadership development, and outreach. View all posts by Ruth Schapira

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