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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:41 AM

54. Thank you so much for posting this!

I wrote to Senator Mikulski THREE times to urge her support of this bill.

I received a response to my second letter in which she mentioned that several constituents had been concerned about the deal's adverse impact on Israel.

In my third letter, I posted links to J Street, to the 340 rabbis' endorsement, and to the ex-Mossad chief's endorsement, among others. I also mentioned that, as a MD voter, I believed that she as a member of the US Congress owed more to the US and to this President than she did to Israel and to the Israeli President.

I also mentioned that, according to most experts, Israel's two major problems today are not military: they are the in-area demographics and the growing trend toward de-legitimization of Israel in the global community due to Israeli policies of demolishing Palestinian houses in the West Bank, settling hard-liners on those lands, and continuing to treat Gaza as a 21st-century version of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Voting against this Iran Deal would only serve to isolate both the US and Israel even more - which is the far more dangerous course.

Whether those arguments were among those that persuaded her - or whether she had the good sense to come to that conclusion on her own - I am very happy that she did so. Now, I hope that Senator Cardin will have the good sense to do the same.

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