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