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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:00 am

In “Failure of American Jewry” (Jewish News, Oct. 2), Chaim Jablonowski expressed the opinion that Jewish Americans who support the nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) or who failed to either oppose or support it were failing in their duty to Israel and the Jewish people. I honestly cannot support such a conclusion. However, that isn’t the point. The problem with all the arguments is that neither the proponents nor the opponents of the agreement have thoroughly raised and openly discussed any other options or alternatives.

A number of alternatives are obvious. Rather than make a deal, we could have simply continued the sanctions or increased them. However, sanctions so far have not stopped the Iranians from moving forward with their nuclear program. The Iranian leadership seems perfectly content to allow their economy and their people to suffer in pursuit of a nuclear capability. The consensus among experts seems to be that, absent any deal, Iran would have a working bomb in about a year and would have the capability of putting it in a functioning warhead within three years. This course of action would obviously not solve the problem.

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1 comment:

  • CGoldberg posted at 5:02 pm on Thu, Oct 29, 2015.

    CGoldberg Posts: 47

    Mr. Jastrow correctly noted that the Islamic Republic proceeded with its nuclear development despite sanctions. Therefore, his argument makes little sense. Once he takes the military option off the table, which he did here, there is no way to enforce Obama's sorry toothless agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is also not correct when he says that Iran does not threaten the United States. Very wrong. The intercontinental ballistic missiles which Iran is working on are not meant for Israel because Iran already has missiles which can hit Israel. Those ICBM's are meant for America. When the Islamic Republic of Iran continually calls for "Death To America", you had better believe them.