Jewish Activist: Netanyahu Will Focus on Real Threat, Nuclear Iran

by Sean Piccoli

March 2, 2015

An advocate for Orthodox Jews worldwide says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an opportunity on Tuesday with his speech to Congress to calm the controversy surrounding his visit and get everyone focused on the real issue: the threat of a potentially nuclear-armed Iran.

“There are many, and I would include myself among them, that wish that the invitation and the setting up of this speech, the scheduling of the speech, had been handled somewhat differently, and that we were not in the middle of this political circus surrounding the speech,” Nathan J. Diament of Orthodox Union told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV  Monday.

“With that being said, you can still believe that the Iranian nuclear threat is the critical national security issue of our time, both to the state of Israel and to the United States and to our western allies in general, and that it’s really important for the prime minister of our leading ally in the region — the prime minister of Israel — to be able to make his case,” said Diament, Orthodox Union executive director of public policy.

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