Defying its allies as well as logic, President Trump today announced that the US would be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and plans on reimposing sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived announcement weakens the United States, damages American credibility with its allies and puts the entire world at risk,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “The agreement with Iran was working, according to American and Israeli security experts. The deal’s opponents, while extremely vocal, have never been able to articulate a practical alternative to this negotiated settlement,” he added.
The move was welcomed by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has been a vocal critic of the deal since the beginning. “It is our fervent hope that America’s European allies and Iran will endeavor to keep the JCPOA alive and prevent Iran from resuming its uranium enrichment program that was halted under the agreement. It’s difficult to understand how leaving the JPCOA makes the United States, Israel or any other country any safer. Just the opposite, we are now closer to a war in the Middle East than we have been for many years.” Bob concluded.
Ameinu, the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in the United States, is dedicated to promoting a negotiated peace between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states, and to social and economic justice for all in Israel and America.
Ameinu reinforces Jewish continuity through support for Habonim Dror, the Labor Zionist youth movement, and management of the Kibbutz Program Center which sends 100’s of young adults on unique Israel experiential journeys every year.
Picture: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS