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Senate Passes Important Iran Agreement Review Bill
Posted on Friday May 08, 2015
On Thursday, the Senate passed important legislation for the Iran nuclear talks, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (also known as “the Corker bill”), by an overwhelming vote of 98-1. Applauding the vote, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the RAC, released the following statement: We applaud the passage of a clean Iran Nuclear […]
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Response to Iran Negotiations: A Shift on the World Stage
Posted on Sunday April 05, 2015
In an historic press conference Thursday, the countries in the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China) reached a framework agreement with Iran over Iran’s nuclear program. The agreement will, according to United States’ negotiating team, ensure that Iran’s “breakout capacity,” or the time that it could take Iran to develop […]
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Reform Jewish Movement Responds to P5+1 Negotiations
Posted on Friday April 03, 2015
In response to yesterday’s joint statement of progress announced by the P5+1 and Iran, the leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement issued a statement saying that “a negotiated resolution … will be difficult to reach but all the alternatives to such a resolution are grim.” Nevertheless, the leaders concluded that “we still have grave concerns […]
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Unpacking PM Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress earlier today to oppose a nuclear deal with Iran. The speech has been controversial due to a breach of protocol that occurred when Speaker of the House John Boehner extended the invitation to speak without consulting President Obama. Many Members of Congress boycotted the speech, […]