Skip to comments.White House Instructs Allies To Lean On ‘Jewish Community’ to Force Iran Deal
Posted on 07/07/2015 5:18:22 PM PDT by Dave346
VIENNAThe White House is targeting Jewish groups in its latest push to blunt congressional criticism of an Iran deal that observers expect to be sealed in the coming days, according to a recording of a strategy conference call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and experts familiar with the call.
The White Houses liaison to the Jewish community on Monday advised dozens of progressive groups to push a poll commissioned and distributed by the liberal fringe group J Street, which has been defending a deal with Iran.
Matt Nosanchuk, an official in the White House Office of Public Engagement, who also serves as Jewish liaison, cited J Streets poll and urged liberal activists present on the call to cite its numbers when defending a deal with Iran.
The private strategy call, which included more than 100 participants, was organized by the Ploughshares Fund, a liberal group that has spent millions of dollars to slant Iran-related coverage and protect the Obama administrations diplomatic efforts.
Nosanchuk told participants there is support for the deal within the Jewish community, where J Street has recently done a poll that shows even in that community when you describe the terms of a deal you have upwards of 78 percent of respondents supporting it.
Virtually all polling stretching back several months, including polling featured on conservative and progressive outlets, shows that while Americans are divided on the wisdom of negotiations, they believe that a deal would not prevent Iran from constructing a nuclear weapon.
Critics of J Streets poll have pointed out that it polled respondents on a hypothetical deal that does not actually exist.
J Street, which has received money from Ploughshares, has long been viewed as a pariah in the mainstream Jewish community. The groups consistent attacks on Israel and criticism of its policies has unnerved and angered many Jewish leaders, including some in Congress.
The lies this White House and its allies will tell about this deal seem to know no bounds, and now there exists the audiotape to prove it, said a top official with a leading pro-Israel group. No matter the facts of the deal, they will send Americans to lie to each other to further Obamas legacy.
Nosanchuk went on to tell participants that the issue of Iran has been the presidents chief priority in the Oval Office since day one.
This has really been on the front burner from a foreign perspective, although not in the public eye necessarily, since the very beginning, Nosanchuk said. This is not an issue of the day, this is really an issue of the presidency.
Robert Creamer, a member of the liberal political shop Democracy Partners who was also featured on the conference call, told participants they need to prepare for a real war against skeptics of the White Houses diplomacy.
Nosanchuks role in organizing the call is generating controversy and suspicions that the White House is targeting the Jewish community as part of its campaign against critics who accuse the administration of having made excessive concessions to Iran.
Why is @WhiteHouse Jewish Liaison @MattNosanchuk leading #IranDeal charge? the advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran tweeted following the initial Free Beacon report on the call. Concerns ALL Americans.
One senior official at a D.C.-based Jewish organization said there was nothing surprising about the White Houses strategy.
This is a White House that has, from the very beginning of nuclear negotiations with Iran, used whatever Jewish groups it could find as cover for making staggering concessions to the Iranians, said the official, who would only speak on background, citing concerns that the administration has been known to retaliate against critics in the Jewish world. Apparently some groups havent learned their lesson yetor, like J Street, dont seem to want to learn.
President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview months ago that the deal would, after roughly a decade, leave Iran months away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon.
Another official with an advocacy group that has been critical of the administrations Iran policy also expressed displeasure that the administrations Jewish liaison is coordinating efforts to back the Iran deal.
It leaves a bad taste in the mouth that the White House Jewish Liaison is leading efforts to sell the Iran deal to the American public, said the source, who also expressed fear about discussing the issue on record. This is a matter that concerns all Americans. It seems the administration sees advantages in compartmentalizing this as a Jewish, pro-Israel issue instead of a broader national security one.
U.S. and Iranian negotiators agreed on Tuesday to extend the talks for a second time as the two sides attempt to resolve key differences and secure a final deal.
Iranian officials continue to insist that the United States give up their excessive demands.
Tehran maintains that economic sanctions must be lifted in full before international inspectors are given entry to its military facilities.
And, sadly, they’ll bend to his will. Silly people.
Asshat in the wh
deal is crap. just like the people supporting it. say no.
Has anyone dare asked WHY Obama wants Iran to have nukes? Anyone?
I wonder which one he is a member of: CAIR or the Muslim Brotherhood?
Can anyone imagine suggesting to “lean on” the moslem community to try to get Iran or Saudi Arabia to agree to something?
Does this mean that Israel is not one of our allies?
Trying to recruit some “kapos.”
Benji will have his say in this. Zippy is crapping his pants.
This means that the Iranians are demanding that Israel must promise not to attack Iran when the Iranians get nukes. This is what Obama wants Israel to agree to. It would be insane and suicidal for Israel to let Iran get the bomb.
IRS to get busy on da jewz.
In other words, liberal groups are being asked to support the Iran deal but NOT because it is good for America.
But only just so Baraq can to have a signature foreign policy accomplishment.
Makes me want to puke.
Seems like Obama needs those American Jews he so clearly loathes beyond words.
How many are still on their knees at his zipper?
The Iranian mullahs have dictated U.S. Middle East policy since Obama took office.
Makes the Jewish Nazi-supporting KAPOS look like Boy Scouts.
I won’t even begin to tell you how my rabbi sold his soul to Obama, as did fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel. It will make any sane Jew cry in shame.
Out of 4 people who held a press conference sponsored by USAsurvival.org on May 22, 2008 (or May 21st for the conference and Wash. Post smear on May 22nd by Dana Milbank), one of the three speakers was Jewish, and as an audience participant, I was the second Jew to say that Obama was a communist and the enemy of America.
We were smeared but sane Jewish writers have been in the forefront on exposing Obama and his communist connections, friends and policies. And we will continue to do so.
There are a lot of red skeletons in Obama’s closet, so we are getting bigger shovels and digging, digging, digging.
Any Jew who supports Obama is a KAPO traitor to the Jewish religion, and a genocide promoter re the state of Israel.
We lost too many people in the Holocaust because Jewish liberals did nothing. NEVER AGAIN!
Worked out really great in trying to oust Netanyahu, didn’t it Odungheap? /s
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