December 3, 2015
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Senate Democrats meeting with Jewish organizational leaders pledged to police the Iran nuclear deal and applauded Jewish backing for resettling Syrian refugees.
Leaders from a cross-section of Jewish organizations met Wednesday in the Capitol with 26 of the 46 senators who caucus with the Democrats.
The meeting was off the record, but participants told JTA that leaders of two organizations, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Orthodox Union, expressed disappointment in the caucus for blocking bids over the summer to kill the Iran nuclear deal. Martin Nachimson, the O.U. president, chided the senators for not sufficiently engaging with Jewish constituents on the issue.