In the past, I have written various blog posts, and linked articles, regarding the all-important Nuclear Arms Agreement, which the U. S, and five other nations–China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom–have negotiated with Iran, in order to delay its nuclear weapons-making capability.  I assure you that, if I run across a similarly forceful article or column, defending the opposition to The Deal, I will submit that, as well.

The author of this Op-Ed (linked below), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz represents portions of Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, a base which contains a heavy concentration of Jewish-Americans.  Mrs. Wasserman Schultz was the first Jewish Woman elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, and she also Chairs the Democratic National Committee.

Due to her high visibility–representing a large Jewish voting block, her personal emotional ties to the State of Israel and her role in the Party–Mrs. Wasserman Schultz’ intentions, regarding this vote, have been widely anticipated.  Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), also a Jew who will take over as the Democratic Senate Leader in the next Congress, had already announced that he would vote to oppose The Deal.

The politically-intense debate behind the overall Nuclear Arms Agreement, which has been in the works for two years, should abate somewhat as Congress must vote by next week, if it wishes to have any role whatsoever in its final outcome.  President Barack Obama, however, has already promised to Veto any objections, and he appears to have the votes to back that up.

In her Op-Ed, from the Miami Herald, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz describes the painstaking and personal care that she took in making her decision.  Additionally, she discussed the hurtful accusations of Anti-Semitism that some Jewish members of Congress have received–and perhaps she will also feel–when they announced their decisions to support the Agreement.  Her Op-Ed is as follows:


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  1. #1 by cheekos on September 8, 2015 - 4:04 AM

    Ami Ayalon, the author of this Op-Ed in today’s NY Times, is a former chief of Israel’s domestic intelligence service. Mr. Ayalon, as well as a number of other former Israeli military brass, has been urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop interfering in the feud between President Obama and Congress, and work with America, other world leaders and also those in the Middle East. As part of that, these men and women have also recommended a Two-State Solution in Palestine as a necessary means to gain the support of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in countering Iran. It is well worth a read.

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