ZOA Urges Biden Administration to Stop Rapprochement with Iran, Opposing Israel’s Elected Officials
November 28, 2022

In a clearly intended threat to Israel, regime-friendly Iranian media published a list of “sensitive” sites that could be targeted in a future war, including the Knesset, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Defense Ministry, Ben-Gurion International Airport, the Ramon airport near Eilat, and universities such as the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

While Biden’s Iran envoy Robert Malley has said that negotiations on the so-called “Iran deal” are currently at an impasse, he has admitted the administration is “still trying” to re-enter the agreement that would endorse the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has been evading American sanctions and using its ill-gotten oil revenues to fund terror proxies such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis that target U.S. allies.

At the same time, as the incoming Israeli government takes shape, the Biden administration is meddling in internal Israeli affairs, trying to influence its formation by weighing in on which elected members of parliament should or should not be part of it, and which positions they may hold.

Zionist Organization of America National President Morton A. Klein remarked, “As the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, the Iranian regime is a danger not just to the Middle East but around the globe. ZOA implores the Biden administration to treat Iran as the threat that it is, strictly enforce all U.S. and international sanctions, and pursue further sanctions and all other possible measures to curb malign regime conduct. At a time when the people of Iran are taking to the streets daily to demand their freedom in the face of a horrific and violent crackdown by the theocratic Iranian regime, the U.S. should stand with the protesters publicly, frequently, and vociferously. In hopes of reviving the ridiculous Iranian deal, the Biden administration has been woefully soft on the mullahs leading them to believe they can get away with their repression and increasing their terror funding around the world.

“Sadly, the administration is criticizing Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East,” Klein continued. “Regarding our elections in the U.S., President Biden ran on ‘democracy,’ repeatedly stating that Americans should abide by the results, yet, when it comes to Israeli elections, he is not applying the same rationale. His administration is pressuring incoming Prime Minister Netanyahu not to abide by the results and to snub members of parliament who scored big electoral wins. This is undemocratic.”

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