By COLlive reporter
340 Conservative and Reform rabbis from across the Unites States publically endorsed the nuclear deal with Iran which Israel says will help rein in terrorist activities.
In a letter to Congress distributed by Ameinu, a progressive Jewish organization, they wrote: “We encourage the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to endorse this agreement.”
Their aim is to dispel “the impression that the leadership of the American Jewish community is united in opposition to the agreement.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is strongly opposed to the deal. He argues it will fail to block Iran’s path to nuclear weapons that could be used to target the Jewish state, it was reported.
The pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), American Jewish Committee, Conference of Presidents and the Jewish Federations of North America have all come out against the deal.
To illustrate the article about the rabbis’ support, one television channel used the group photo from this past annual International Kinus Hashluchim convention at Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement typically doesn’t comment about public affairs, although its members are known to be strong and unwavering supporters of the safety and security of Israel and its Jewish citizens.
But, searching for a photo of rabbis, the Tel Aviv based 24-hour news and current affairs television channel i24news used a photo of Chabad rabbis on its homepage.