For Immediate Release
Jewish Peace Advocates Support Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON - Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East based on human rights and democracy, strongly supports the negotiated deal between world powers and Iran. Along with an overwhelming majority of Americans – including a majority of American Jews – we believe that a negotiated agreement is the only way to alleviate international concern about Iran’s nuclear program and avert war.
Opponents of the deal, including AIPAC and Israeli leadership, have inflamed fear of Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israel has developed and maintained nuclear weapons without adhering to international treaties. Diplomacy is crucial to achieving a nuclear-free Middle East, and that includes Israel as well as Iran.
Rabbi Joseph Berman, JVP Government Affairs Liaison: “This opportunity for the diplomatic process to succeed in avoiding war with Iran is too important to discard over partisan politics. This is a strong deal and we urge our elected leaders to vote in favor of the agreement when it comes before Congress.”
Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.
JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.