Acrimony in America I

A divided Jewish community: How did it come to this?

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September 3, 2015 18:33
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Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech to US Congress on March 3, 2015, with US Speaker of the House John Boehner and President pro tempore of the US Senate Orrin Hatch applauding behind him. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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IN THE American-Jewish community we’re used to disagreements. The old adage of two Jews producing three opinions applies. However, few can recall an issue as divisive and bitter as the fight over the Iran nuclear deal.

On one side, following the lead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, traditional establishment organizations are arrayed, led by AIPAC which is spending an unprecedented $40 million to persuade Congress not to approve the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.

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