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A nuclear Iran is a direct threat to the United States and Israel. The Congress has worked tirelessly to engage elected leaders, and educate them on the importance of preventing a nuclear Iran from becoming a reality. The American Jewish Congress led the way in opposition to the Iran Deal that eventually passed through the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Our recent work towards preventing a nuclear Iran includes...

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November 29, 2020 - NEW YORK POST: Jewish and pro-Israel groups angling to cement Trump gains

Originally published in New York Post. With President-elect Joe Biden just weeks away from moving into the White House, Jewish and pro-Israel groups are racing to nail down many of the gains from the Trump era — and are planning to aggressively lobby the new administration against any reversals. Most of all, leading US-Israel machers are looking to keep the US out of a new deal with Iran, or short of that — influence a future deal that corrects for what they say were many of the mistakes of the original. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal was…

November 23, 2020 - Statement of Support for Tony Blinken’s Nomination as Secretary of State

The American Jewish Congress congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for their excellent choice of Tony Blinken to be the country’s next Secretary of State.  We have worked closely with Tony over the years on multiple issues, from advancing peace and security for Israel to confronting Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East to combating Antisemitism and all forms of hate. Tony has proven time and again his ability to advance the interests of the United States by brokering difficult diplomatic agreements on these issues while working across the aisle to secure them. Because of Tony's recent…

August 7, 2020 - JNS: American Jewish groups react to Elliott Abrams as new special representative to Iran

Originally published in JNS. American Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted to the news on Thursday that Elliott Abrams has replaced Brian Hook as U.S. Special Representative for Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement that Hook was resigning after being the main point person for the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against the Iranian regime. Abrams has been serving as the U.S. State Department’s special representative for Venezuela, a post he will continue to retain. President of the American Jewish Congress Jack Rosen told JNS that Abrams “will have little time to settle in,” citing the upcoming…

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