The House of Representatives rejected President Obama’s Nuclear deal with Iran today, 168-269. 25 Democrats joined all 244 House Republicans what is was a symbolic vote that will have no impact on the implementation of the deal.
Congressman Chris Smith spoke passionately against the deal yesterday on the House Floor:
WASHINGTON — With the Capitol dome behind them, hundreds of Orthodox rabbis gathered Wednesday as Rabbi Shmuel Goldin of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood sounded the shofar, the ram’s horn heard in synagogue during the Jewish high holidays that begin Sunday evening. Golden’s blasts this time were not a call to worship but a call to… Read the rest of this entry »
Livingston and Newark events focus on ‘U.S. and Israel security’ Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) assured Jewish leaders “I made the decision which I believe most insures the safety United States and those who love Israel as well.” Photos by Robert Wiener Mark Levenson, chair of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations, said “we are concerned… Read the rest of this entry »
Congressman Frank Pallone and Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik. photo via facebook
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. on Friday became the fourth New Jersey Democratic member of Congress to endorse the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program for at least a decade in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. In a statement, Pallone called the deal “the most effective means available to monitor Iran’s nuclear program and… Read the rest of this entry »
During the same week that his administration diluted the commitments required from newly naturalized Americans, President Obama in word and deed baited the scorning of American Jews. Let’s take a look at these issues one at a time.
On July 21, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services modified its naturalization policy to allow immigrants to become citizens while refraining from committing to military service if the country called upon them. With the stroke of a pen, the standards and obligations for becoming an American were lowered. Maybe the intention was to foster a bigger melting pot. A melting pot, the administration would like us to believe, where all Americans will be treated equally. A melting pot where no religious or ethnic group will be the target of government invective and stereotypes. A melting pot where no group will have its, even heretofore higher standards of, loyalty to the United States questioned solely as a function of their religious convictions.
Americans do not trust Iran to live up to any nuclear agreement negotiated with the Obama Administration, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning. The poll was conducted July 9-12, before the final agreement was announced.
55% of registered voters polled by Monmouth said they did not trust Iran at all. 35% said they trusted them a little. 5% said they trusted Iran a lot.
Democrats have more faith in Iran than do their Republican and Independent neighbors. Only 45% of Democrats said they don’t trust Iran at all. 45% said they trusted them a little 7% trust them a lot. 71% of Republicans don’t trust Iran at all. 55% of Independents don’t trust them at all.