Jewish Groups Praise President Trump for Dumping Iran Scam

While media coverage is being dominated by Obama's Iran Firsters, authentically Jewish groups (as opposed to astroturf anti-Israel hate groups like J Street that are part of the Iran Lobby) have come forward to praise President Trump's decision to stop propping up the Iran scam.


Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) praises President Donald J. Trump for his courageous decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Founder and President of EMET, Sarah Stern, said, “As we said in 2015 when the JCPOA was negotiated with a regime that dubs the United States “The Great Satan,” has killed and injured thousands of Americans, is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, and consistently calls for the destruction of our strong ally, Israel, it is imperative that any final nuclear deal actually prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.  The JCPOA did not.”  She continued, “President Trump was right to withdraw from it. I strongly salute him for this courageous decision.”

Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center commends President Donald Trump for withdrawing the United States from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement and in imposing sanctions on the Iranian regime.

“A regime that serially celebrates the denial of the Nazi Holocaust—history’s most documented genocide— ever took place, can be relied upon to lie about its commitments to the international community,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier, founder and dean and Abraham Cooper, associate dean.

“Lying is the National Anthem and Magna Carta of the Ayatollah’s regime,” they added.

“Proof of the Ayatollah’s perfidy about its drive to nuclear development was uncovered by Israeli intelligence and is proof positive that Tehran cannot be trusted on life and death issues impacting the region and the world,” Hier and Cooper continued.

“Leaving the status quo with Iran awash with billions of US taxpayer’s cash, would only ensure a growing circle of violence and terrorism in the region and ultimately could help pave the way for a nuclear arsenal that could reach our shores,” they concluded.

Zionist Organization of America.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has strongly praised President Donald Trump for fulfilling his campaign promise to abrogate the dangerous and catastrophic Iran nuclear deal, negotiated by Barack Hussein Obama, and reinstating US nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran. The restored sanctions will target countries, businesses and individuals that deal with Iran’s financial system.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “The ZOA is thrilled President Trump kept yet another campaign promise in ending the catastrophic Iran deal which I painfully believe President Obama instituted to strengthen the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ability to harm Israel. 

“This deal essentially guaranteed Iran a pathway to nuclear weapons, to a nuclear weapons break-out capacity in about a decade. As such, it was not a viable national security deal, despite what its apologists have been saying about its vaunted ability to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

The Coalition for Jewish Values is also expected to come out with a statement in support of the move, I've been told.

Jewish Policy Center.

The Jewish Policy Center applauds President Trump for withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the Iran deal. Iran entered the agreement hiding its prior nuclear weapons program and unwilling to allow inspections of its military facilities, and has since possessed too many centrifuges and too much heavy water. Furthermore, Iranian cooperation in military facilities with North Korea made it impossible for the United States to certify, as the JCPOA requires, that a) Iran is “transparently, verifiably, and fully implementing” the agreement; and b) “has not taken any action, including covert activities, that could significantly advance its nuclear weapons program.”

Orthodox Union.

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – commended President Donald Trump for his announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal (“JCPOA”).

The Orthodox Union opposed the JCPOA when it was being negotiated and approved by President Obama and his Administration.  Over the course of several years, the Orthodox Union’s leaders met directly with President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Energy Moniz and other senior officials to register our concerns with the possible – and then concluded – deal.  The Orthodox Union then urged the U.S. Congress to disapprove of the deal.

American Friends of Likud.

American Friends of Likud applauds President Trump for withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal.  Once again, the President has done what is right and taken decisive action by withdrawing the United States' participation in what is undisputedly a deeply flawed agreement.  President Trump stands strong by making this courageous decision against opposition from those who would rather, to the detriment of the US and its allies, appease Iran - a sworn enemy of the US and the largest promoter and supporter of terrorism worldwide.  

AFL wishes to express its deep admiration for President Trump's clarity of conviction and unabashed leadership.

Thank you President Trump.

Even organizations further to the left, AIPAC and the ADL, endorsed the move.

Iran must never acquire a nuclear weapons capability. AIPAC has long worked with Democrats and Republicans in Congress and with administrations of both parties to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Given the combination of a critically flawed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and the international community’s inability so far to adequately address these shortcomings, we believe the administration’s decision today provides an important opportunity to address the shortcomings of the deal and to confront Iran’s escalating regional aggression.

That's AIPAC. The ADL manages to sorta endorse the move without quite saying it.

But the bottom line is that the consensus is quite clear. While the anti-Israel lobby, hate groups like J Street, T'ruah, JVP, If Not Now, are quite upset, Jews are celebrating President Trump's decision.