By Daniel Levy (published by APN with permission from the author)

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu can claim a victory of sorts by having set the agenda and received wall to wall coverage of his congressional speech and by succeeding in making his message rather than empty seats the story.  The speech is likely to play well at home and his re-election prospects will not have been harmed by today’s events. But that is probably where the good news ends.

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Press Release: Following Netanyahu Speech, Give Diplomacy a Chance!

Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional speech today, Americans for Peace Now urges Congress to resist Netanyahu’s unattainable conditions for an Iran deal, and act responsibly by giving the Obama administration's diplomacy a chance to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #11

11_SunsetsA deal that “sunsets” after 10 or 15 years is no good – it just means that Iran will wait and ready itself and then go nuclear the minute a deal ends.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #10

Threat_to_the_worldA nuclear deal with Iran will leave Iran as a threat to the world and an existential threat to Israel, will sell out our allies in the Gulf, and will fuel a nuclear arms race in the region.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #9

9_CentrifugesThe current negotiations are leaving in place too many Iranian centrifuges.  The more centrifuges left spinning, the greater the threat Iran poses.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #8

8_SneakoutThe real issue isn’t “breakout” but “sneak-out.”  It doesn’t matter how many limits or safeguards you put into place – Iran will cheat and we will wake up one day to find Iran armed with nuclear bombs.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #7

7_Breakout_timeOne-year “breakout” time for Iran to become a nuclear state is way too short. If Iran decides to dash to get a bomb, it will already be too late.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #6

6_RegimeA deal with Iran over its nuclear program will only strengthen and enrich an odious, extremist regime, and in doing so increase the threat of extremists everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #5

5_Human_RightsIt would be wrong to make any nuclear deal with Iran unless that deal also held Iran accountable for its terrible record with respect to human rights and civil liberties inside Iran.

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #4

4_TerrorismIt would be wrong to make any nuclear deal with Iran unless that deal also held Iran accountable for its support for terrorism and extremism, in the region and beyond.

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