Bennett calls on world Jewry to pressure governments not to ease Iran sanctions

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November 9, 2013 21:01

Diaspora affairs minister calls for increased pressure on int'l governments to stop them from signing "Bad Deal" with Iran.

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Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett.

Bennett sizing up imaginary sandwich 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Jews around the world must increase pressure on their governments to stop them signing a “bad deal” with Iran, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett wrote on Saturday night in light of proposals to ease sanctions on Tehran.

The coming days are critical, Bennett wrote in a letter sent to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Jewish Federations of North America, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Russian Jewish Congress and other Diaspora organizations.

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“The free world stands before a fork in the road with a clear choice: Either stand strong and insist Iran dismantles its nuclear-weapons program, or surrender, cave in and allow Iran to retain its 18,500 centrifuges,” he explained “Like in a boxing match, Iran’s regime is currently on the floor. The count is just seconds away from 10. Now is the time to step up the pressure and force Iran to dismantle its nuclear program. Not to let it up,” Bennett, a member of the security cabinet, said.

To lift sanctions and accept a deal allowing Tehran to retain its uranium-production line would be dangerous, the Bayit Yehudi chairman wrote, because the Islamic Republic could just “turn everything back on” and obtain nuclear weapons, leaving the world unable to stop it.

“It is not enough to shut off the centrifuges. They need to be completely dismantled,” Bennett said.

The minister called on the West not to sign a “bad deal.”

“Israel’s responsibility is to ensure the security of its citizens and that is exactly what we will do. We will never outsource our security,” he said.

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