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Jewish organization call for the US to ‘strongly support’ Israel

Jewish groups shared “strong” support for Israel’s “right and obligation” to protect itself from an onslaught of missile and drone attacks from Iran.

Morton A. Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said the nonprofit group “strongly supports” Israel’s “right and obligation” to protect itself from Iranian attack.

“ZOA strongly supports Israel’s right and obligation to vigorously defend itself against attacks against it by the Jew-hating, America-hating extremist Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America attends a hearing of the Committee on National Oversight and Government Reform at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2017. (Tassos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The organization’s president told Israel it was “fully supporting” Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel on October 7 and encouraged Israel to “destroy” Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“We also strongly urge Israel to use this opportunity to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, which are being developed in order to destroy the Jewish state and massacre millions of Jews and others,” Klein said. I support it.” “Iran was fully behind the nightmare of the October 7 massacre. Now is the time to destroy Iran’s military and nuclear capabilities.”

Support is essential

Klein called on President Biden to support Israel, reinstate sanctions and end the “dangerous” policy of funding Iran.

“We urge the Biden administration to provide Israel with all the assistance it needs, and to make clear to Iran that the United States will do everything in its power to protect and defend its ally, Israel.” Stated. “The Biden administration should immediately reinstate and impose all sanctions against Iran and end its policy of ignoring anti-Iranian sanctions.”

“The United States must also end its dangerous policy of providing tens of billions of dollars and providing access to the terrorist, anti-American, anti-Israel Islamic Republic of Iran,” Klein said.

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Jewish groups have responded to Iran’s attack on their homeland by calling on President Biden to reinstate sanctions and continue support. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Klein warned that Israel is on the “front line” and the rest of the Western world is next.

“An attack on Israel’s democracy is an attack on America. As Iran always declares, ‘America is the big devil, Israel is the little devil, death to America, death to Israel.’ America and Israel. , and the Western nations are among them. “Together they are under threat from the radical Islamic Republic of Iran, whose goal is to establish an Islamic caliphate around the world.Israel.” are at the forefront, and the rest of the civilized Western world is next.”

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right to protect oneself

Similarly, the Israel-American Council (IAC) said it is the “strongest supporter” of Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran and its proxies.

“The Israel-American Council (IAC) is the strongest supporter of Israel’s right to use any means necessary to defend itself against Iran and its proxies. Eliminate the threat of genocide facing the Jewish people. “Israel’s right to do so is inalienable,” they said.

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President Joe Biden boarded Air Force One on April 12 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images)

The group thanked President Biden for his support for Israel and Congress’ bipartisan support.

“Peace and security in our world can only be built on strong U.S. leadership and a credible threat of force that can reestablish U.S. deterrence,” they said. “As Americans, we hope and expect our government to back up its statements with strong action. In the meantime, we remain committed to the safety of our brothers and sisters in Israel and the victory of civilization over the forces of darkness.” I pray.”

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“A constant threat”

Rabbi Noah Farkas, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFEDLA), said in a statement that the Iranian attack “further underscores that the Israeli people are under a “constant threat.” “I am doing so,” he said.

“Iran’s latest attack on Israel is alarming and frightening. The launch of hundreds of drones and missiles further underscores the fact that the Israeli people are under constant threat.” Rabbi Farkas said.

The rabbi said JFEDLA stands in “unequivocal solidarity” with Israel.

“Our federation and the Los Angeles Jewish community stand in clear solidarity with our homeland. We are working with our partners on this,” Rabbi Farkas said.

“Israel will survive this attack and our global Jewish family will stand united in prayer for peace,” he added.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams in Manhattan on January 15th. (Luis C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the Big Apple’s “unequivocal support” for Israel.

The mayor said he had “not forgotten” the “importance of this attack for Jewish New Yorkers” as the mayor of the region with the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel.

“The City of New York unequivocally supports the state of Israel in the face of direct attack and escalation by Iran. I have been briefed on the unfolding situation overseas, and I am committed to the safety of everyone in the region,” Adams said in a statement. I’m praying,” he said. Saturday’s statement.

“As the mayor of the world’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel, I am particularly grateful to Jewish New Yorkers, many of whom now have family in Israel, with less than 10 days until Passover begins. ), I don’t understand the significance of this raid,” he said.

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The mayor said that while there is no “direct or imminent” threat to New York City, he is deploying resources to the city’s Jewish communities and worship centers.

“Although there is no immediate or immediate threat to New York City at this time, in an abundance of caution to ensure our community has the resources it needs, we would like to remind the New York City Police Department to provide assistance to the Jewish community and throughout the city.” Rest assured, we have directed the deployment of additional resources to our houses of worship,” he said.

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On February 11, 2024, an Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Shahed 136” is displayed at Azadi Square in western Tehran, Iran. (Morteza Nicobazul/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“My administration has also begun outreach to inform both Jewish leaders and elected officials in the five boroughs of the situation,” Adams said. “Our intelligence and counter-terrorism teams will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

According to the Israeli military, Iran launched a drone toward Israel on Saturday night in a retaliatory strike.

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The attack marks the first time Iran has launched a full-scale attack against Israel, despite more than 40 years of hostilities.

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