The issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions is back in the headlines. Iran is feeling the pressure from the effects of increased world-wide sanctions and this is causing its leaders to consider all options. Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to the West’s new sanctions.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that Iran is far advanced on the path to making nuclear weapons and underground factories that enrich uranium have been exposed to the world.
As Jews and as Americans, we are naturally disturbed and troubled by these developments. Will Iran become a nuclear power? Will the United States and its allies be forced to act militarily to counter Iran’s threat to strangle our economy? How will this confrontation affect our families, communities, and our greater families in Israel? How will this impact on you personally? Will your safety be threatened? Will your pocketbook feel the impact of rising oil prices?
The CRC Stop Iran Now Campaign has been working tirelessly to mobilize the community to take every possible action to help stop Iran’s nuclear capability. We have been educating our community and our public officials about the threats presented by Iran’s nuclear program not just to Israel, but to our allies around the world and our way of life at home.
Is there anything more we can do through economic and political pressure?
We are at an historic moment and have only a very short window of opportunity to change the course of history.
The CRC is organizing a not-to-be-missed briefing on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Jewish Family Campus, Whippany. “The Last 10 Yards: Will Iran Get A Bomb?” will feature Patrick Clawson, who runs the Iran Security Initiative at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and David Ibsen from United Against Nuclear Iran who will guide us on community action ideas.
We are writing to urge you to attend this program and bring your friends and colleagues from both the Jewish and non-Jewish world. This is a community issue and we need you to help spread the message.
For more information and to RSVP for the program, visit www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?id=250899.
CRC Stop Iran Now Task Force