Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Israel ex-security chiefs urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal

August 3, 2015 11:42 AM

Jerusalem (AFP) - Many Israeli ex-generals and former security chiefs have signed a petition urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, which he strongly opposes.

A petition signed by the former officials and made public Monday calls the July 14 accord a "fait accompli".

It urges the government to pursue a policy that would "restore trust and reinforce security and diplomatic cooperation with the American administration".

Doing so would "allow us to prepare to face the numerous challenges that will result from the agreement", the petition says.

The signatories include two former heads of the Shin Bet internal security agency, Ami Ayalon and Carmi Gillon; a former deputy director of the Mossad intelligence agency, Amiram Levin; the ex-chief of the Atomic Energy Commission Uzi Eilmann; and dozens of former generals and senior officers.

(More here.)


Blogger Minnesota Central said...

I suspect that you saw the letter from 60 senior foreign affairs leaders from the Reagan-Clinton-Bush endorsing the deal.

However, Representatives Nita Lowey and Steve Israel,(both D-NY), and Ted Deutch (D-FL) announced their opposition on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total to seven House members who say NO DEAL.

How many more Democrats will vote NO after visiting Israel on a AIPAC-paid trip ? Next week, Tom Emmer will be there ... in fact only three freshmen turned down the AIPAC invitation ( Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Don Beyer (D-VI), and Norma Torres (D-CA) ... the freshmen will be led by Steny Hoyer, Kevin McCarthy and others. The one to watch is Seth Molton (D-MA) who said he supported the deal last week, but like college football recruits, anybody can change their mind.

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