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The Jerusalem Post featured B’nai B’rith CEO Dan Mariaschin’s insights in its coverage of how various Jewish organizations are responding to the Iran nuclear deal revival.

Read in the Jerusalem Post.

As Iran and the superpowers are on the verge of reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, several Jewish organizations are expressing concern.

What are the Jewish organizations saying?

According to AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee and B’nai B’rith, the 2015 agreement was flawed. On the other hand, the progressive group J Street is supportive of restoring the deal. Other organizations prefer not to take a public stance before a deal is signed.

AIPAC has “serious concerns about a prospective deal that would give the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism access to $100 billion per year and fail to meet President [Joe] Biden’s own standards of a ‘longer and stronger’ nuclear agreement, all while the regime is trying to assassinate Americans on US soil,” spokesman Marshall Wittmann said.

Congress must review the deal, including all side agreements, assess the implications for America and Israel, and vote on this important national security question, he said.

The American Jewish Committee has been following the issue closely and has been “engaged with a broad range of US, Middle East, European and other officials and analysts from the onset of negotiations to restore the flawed 2015 deal,” said Jason Issacson, the organization’s chief policy and political-affairs officer.

“If or when an accord is concluded, we intend to study it carefully and consult with our own and affected governments before issuing a detailed response – a process we followed in 2015,” he said.

B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel Mariaschin raised concerns over the possibility of signing the deal as well.

“We are deeply concerned over the prospect of an agreement to put the JCPOA back in place,” he said. “Why are the mistakes of 2015 seemingly being repeated?”

“Can a regime which has brazenly moved its nuclear program forward and unleashed its proxies to attack American troops in Syria as recently as last week, in the midst of negotiations, be trusted to abide by this or the provisions of any agreement? Even at this late hour, we should exit this process and instead address Tehran’s continuing real-time threats to Americans, to Israel and to our other allies and friends in the region,” Mariaschin said.


Read the full article in the Jerusalem Post.