Kol Ami: The Rally against the Agreement with Iran
The rally held in Times Square on July 22 attracted thousands of Jews who wanted to make sure Congress heard their cry to reject the deal the Obama administration has struck with Iran. At the rally, the question was: Why did you come?
I’m a Democrat, and I am here to urge Israel’s supporters in Congress to vote “no” on this deal, which is good only for Iran.
New York Assemblyman David Weprin
24th Assembly District
Fresh Meadows, NY
I’m here on behalf of the 400,000 members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to represent their interests against this terrible deal which guarantees Iran a path to a nuclear weapon with the means to deliver it. This deal will give Iran $150 billion to continue its role as the number one state-sponsor of terrorism, especially against Jews throughout the world. This deal does nothing to help the innocent American citizens currently rotting in Iranian prisons or their families. It’s not a matter of whether one is Democrat or Republican. Preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power should be a bi-partisan issue. I’m here to help prick the conscience of the US Congress.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Los Angeles, CA
I’m here at this significant moment to join those who want to show our absolute disgust and disdain for this horrendous deal with Iran. We need our government leaders to stand against the appeasement and capitulation which this deal represents. As an American, I am ashamed because our President has just negotiated away the security of our children and grandchildren to the world’s leading sponsor of Islamic terrorism. What is it about the Iranian chant of “Death to America” that Obama doesn’t understand?
President, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
We came so in order to stand up and be counted. We came so that we can tell our grandchildren that we came to the rally in order to try to do something to overturn this terrible agreement with Iran.
Carol and Bill Ostrower
Long Island, NY