The White House Must Respond to Netanyahu’s Important New Proposal

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by Alan Dershowitz
March 4, 2015

….Instead of attacking the messenger, as the White House has done, the Administration now has an obligation to engage with Netanyahu in the marketplace of ideas, rather than in a cacophony of name-calling, and to respond to Netanyahu’s argument on its merit. There may be persuasive responses, but we have not yet heard them. The decision to accept or reject a deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program may be the most important foreign policy issue of the 21st century. Many members of Congress, perhaps most, agree with the Prime Minister of Israel, rather than with the President of the United States on this issue. Under our system of separation of powers, Congress is a fully co-equal branch of the government, and no major decision of the kind involved in this deal should be made over its opposition. Perhaps the President can persuade Congress to support this deal, but it must engage with, rather than ignore, our duly elected representatives of the people. READ MORE

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1 Response to The White House Must Respond to Netanyahu’s Important New Proposal

  1. Reblogged this on Jewish Teens and commented:
    Netanyahu, and his impending election in Israel, was an easy target for the administration to use to discount the Prime Minister’s argument for the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear capability. I believe that Netanyahu felt morally compelled to address the issues to an important audience, the U.S. Congress and the American people.

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