Unity in Opposing Iran

Posted on September 11, 2009 In Blog, Iran

Yesterday, the national leadership of the American Jewish community came together in Washington for a day of advocacy for the urgent need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The news outlets have accounts of the important statements made by congressional leaders, particularly House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman’s announcement that he will move Iran sanctions legislation next month, and the important statements by Obama Administration officials.

Less reported, but perhaps just as noteworthy, was the great unity across the Jewish community that was on display as we, and the world, grapple with this serious challenge.

The advocacy day was engineered by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Iran, which is led by the Conference of Presidents, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America and NCSJ, and it was endorsed by virtually every other major American Jewish organization and Jewish Federation, all of whom sent leaders to Washington.

Additionally, this comes on the heels of all the major religious organizations issuing a unified statement of concern and call to action on the Iranian challenge.

In unity there is strength, and this is all the more crucial if the dire threat of an nuclear Iran is to be averted.