Posted on 12/13/2013 4:57:24 AM
Iran's Nuclear Deal leaves Israel Isolated
Christians United For Israel Newsletter

What does Israel do now?

By John Bolton, Weekly Standard, 11/24/2013 



 "In exchange for superficial concessions, Iran achieved three critical breakthroughs. First, it bought time to continue all aspects of its nuclear-weapons program the agreement does not cover centrifuge manufacturing and testing; weaponization research and fabrication; and its entire ballistic missile program. Indeed, given that the interim agreement contemplates periodic renewals, Iran may have gained all of the time it needs to achieve weaponization not of simply a handful of nuclear weapons, but of dozens or more.


Second, Iran has gained legitimacy. This central banker of international terrorism and flagrant nuclear proliferator is once again part of the international club.  Much as the Syria chemical-weapons agreement buttressed Bashar al-Assad, the mullahs have escaped the political deep freezer. 


Third, Iran has broken the psychological momentum and effect of the international economic sanctions....

Undoubtedly, an Israeli strike during the interim deal would be greeted with outrage from all the expected circles.  But that same outrage, or more, would also come further down the road. ...


[But] in truth, an Israeli military strike is the only way to avoid Tehran's otherwise inevitable march to nuclear weapons, and the proliferation that will surely follow. Making the case for Israel's exercise of its legitimate right of self-defense has therefore never been more politically important."


Krauthammer: Worst Since Munich

By Jose Delreal, Politico, 11/26/2013

"'This is a sham from beginning to end. It's the worst deal since Munich,' Krauthammer said on Fox News 'Special Report' on Monday. 'It's really hard to watch the president and the secretary of state and not think how they cannot be embarrassed by this deal.' The Munich Agreement of 1938 between Hitler and major European powers expanded Germany's borders. Today, the failed negotiation is widely considered an act of appeasement." 

Source: Netanyahu Scolded Obama in Phone Call on Iran Deal

by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, 11/25/2013  

In a private telephone call Sunday to discuss the interim deal on Iran's nuclear program, "The prime minister made it clear to the most powerful man on earth that if he intends to stay the most powerful man on earth, it's important to make a change in American policy because the practical result of his current policy is liable to lead him to the same failure that the Americans absorbed in North Korea and Pakistan, and Iran could be next in line."
(According to a senior Israeli lawmaker in Netanyahu's ruling coalition, as reported by the Jerusalem Post.)
A Bad and Morally Indefensible Deal
National Review, 11/24/2013
"Iran has not agreed to dismantle any of the thousands of centrifuges it has installed and continues to operate; to send any of its 20 percent enriched uranium out of the country; to close the nuclear facilities which will soon provide it with plutonium with which to make nuclear weapons; to stop its testing of long-range missiles; or to cease its support of terrorist activities by Hezbollah and others. The United States has reportedly agreed to provide Iran with $7 billion in sanctions relief. This relief doubtless will help Iran in many ways, not least the "right" to continue the dangerous nuclear-weapons development and terrorist-support activities which it has long maintained." 
NRG: Winston Churchill's Speech on Munich Agreement. 10/5/1938

Winston Churchill on Munich Agreement, 10/5/1938

"And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."

"On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations." Zechariah 12:3, 500BCE.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS - conributed to by AFSI member Robert Sidi




Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 PM - Fordham U., McMahon Hall, Rm. 109, 155 W. 60th St. - "Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity" - Charles Asher Small, ISGAP Dir.


Thursday, Dec. 12 - 8 PM - Columbia U. - 501 Schermerhorn  - Michael Doran of the Brookings Institute and Jordan HIrsch, Yale law school -"The U.S., Israel, and Iran"


Wednesday evening, Jan. 8 - BEIT OROT dinner, Crowne Plaza, Times Sq., NYC


Tuesday, Jan. 14 - 7 PM - B'nai Zion House, 136 E. 39th St., NYC - THE HON. BENNY KASHRIEL, Mayor of Ma'aleh Adumim, a city of 40,000 that forms part of the security belt for Jerusalem. The E1 corridor is a vital part of that security belt. Free admission, but reservations necessary: 212-725-1211x6222;