Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Fwd: Stop Iran Now Rally Today!; AFSI on the Frontlines


Please read till end.  Plan to join protests and Press Conferences in Washington Sep 8 and/or 9. Urge your Rabbi to join other Rabbis in DC as well. The very act of not standing by idly has intrinsic  value in and of itself.  Ty.

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Date: Sep 1, 2015 3:48 PM
Subject: Stop Iran Now Rally Today!; AFSI on the Frontlines
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Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 PM
In front of the offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand
780 Third Avenue, at 49th Street, NYC 


In what is shaping up to be a landmark political event, a group of bipartisan political leaders, brave American veterans and victims of Iranian terror will be gathering in front of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office in the evening of Tuesday, September 1 to deliver their message to her personally:
"Senator Gillibrand: Don't Surrender America,
Join Senator Chuck Schumer to Oppose this Bad Deal.
We need a BETTER deal!"

Keynote Speakers, in true bipartisan fashion, include
Senator Lindsey Graham and
The Honorable Joseph Lieberman

Confirmed speakers:
Rob Astorino - Westchester County Executive
Robert Bartlett - US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bartlett, Retired, gravely injured by an Iranian bomb in 2005, recipient of 12 military awards including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart
Fred Fleitz - 25 year career with the CIA, DIA, and the House Intelligence Committee staff, Chief of Staff to John Bolton when he was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control, senior vice president for policy and programs at the Center for Security Policy
Mike Gallagher - Radio Host from 970 AM The Answer
Senator Lindsey Graham - Third-Term Republican Senator, Congressman, Retired Air Force Reserve Colonel
Jesse Hamilton - New York State Democratic Senator
Michael Leeden - Historian, Expert on Iran's failed 2009 Green Revolution, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Senator Joe Lieberman - Chairman of United Against Nuclear Iran, Former Democratic and Independent Senator, serving from 1989 to 2013
Kevin McCullough - Radio Host from WMCA and 970 The Answer
Daniel Miller - Victim of an Iranian-financed terror attack by Hamas in Jerusalem who then sued the Islamic Republic of Iran in US courts
Rebecca Yousefzadeh Sassouni - Iranian-American lawyer and activist whose family was forced to flee Iran
Sami Steigmann - Child survivor of experiments, abuse and torture at the hands of Nazi doctors at labor camp in Mogilev Podolski, Ukraine, during World War II
Ken Stethem - Former US Navy SEAL whose brother Robert Stethem, also a Navy Seal, was kidnapped, along with 39 other passengers on TWA Flight 847, then tortured and shot by Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah
David Webb - Radio Host, Sirius XM Patriot Ch 25
James Woolsey - Former Director of the CIA under Democrat and Republican presidents, and Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The nation opposes the US Surrender Plan to Iran.
Our Senators and Congress members must hear us!


Watch the Jabotinsky Memorial Tribute on JBS TV!

Thanks to the wonderful people at JBS TV, the very moving Jabotinsky Memorial Tribute co-sponsored by AFSI and the Nordau Circle recently held at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, was recorded and will be broadcast on JBS TV.

The schedule is as follows:
Monday, September 7, 8:00 PM and later at 1:00 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 8:00 PM and later at 1:00 AM

AFSI on the Frontlines!

On Monday, August 31, Americans for a Safe Israel, Zionist Organization of America, Veterans Against the Deal, StandWithUs, Young Israel of Hollywood and Aventura, and the Israeli American Council, co-sponsored a rally outside of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office in Aventura, Florida.

Carol Flatto and Sid Kulick
AFSI's South Florida Chapter Chair, Carol Flatto was quoted:
"The cross-section of the hundreds of people who gathered in 95 degree weather outside of Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz's office for over two hours exemplifies how critically opposed we are to this Iran deal. We had Jews and Christians, Hispanics and Anglos, Army veterans, and even an Iranian all coming together to raise our collective voices in opposition to this Iran deal. We elect our representatives to represent us, and the several hundred who gathered here are just a tiny fraction of her constituency who adamantly oppose the JCPOA. The Congresswoman has to decide whether her loyalty lies with President Obama and VP Biden or the safety and security of a world threatened by a demonstrated terrorist regime that cannot be trusted. She can be remembered like Queen Esther who saved her nation, or Neville Chamberlain, whose name is synonymous with appeasement and world war."

Carol Flatto
South Florida Chapter Chair
Americans For a Safe Israel

See video of the rally here:


This picture of AFSI's Executive Director Helen Freedman with Charlie Bernhaut appeared on the front page of the August 26, 2015 edition of the Jewish Journal of Palm Beach.



Last week in Buffalo, New York, AFSI members Dorothy and Ken Brooks led a successful counter-protest to MoveOn.org. 


AFSI is mentioned in an article in today's Haaretz newspaper, by Seth Lipsky.

The New York Times is out with a story about U.S. President Barack Obama's appeal to a Jewish community that is, in respect of the Iran deal, "divided and troubled." I don't buy it. I haven't done a double-blind study, but looking back over my 35 or more years covering the Jewish beat, I find it hard to think of a major question on which the Jewish community has been more united than it is in its opposition to Obama's compact of appeasement with Iran.

It's not only left and right in Israel that the Iran appeasement has brought together. It's also made bedfellows of an astonishing array of Jewish organizations in America. The Anti-Defamation League is in agreement with the Zionist Organization of America and the revisionists of Americans for a Safe Israel and the American Jewish Committee. When does that happen? Most of the federations in the big cities are against the deal, even if New York's has stood neutral.

Read it all:

Calendar of Events


Stop Iran Now - Be Involved!
Flyering is a key component in getting the word out.
Do something hands-on and meaningful by distributing flyers at
key commuter locations. 
The personal connection makes a real difference.

A quick and easy way to help the cause is to hand out flyers at railroad stations, subway entrances, bus stops and other busy locations.

AFSI member Mike Chenkin has been doing this daily.
But just one person is not enough. We need more of you!
Just by being there you can influence hundreds in just one hour!

The Iran Sellout is the test of our generation. TAKE ACTION NOW!!!
For information and to get flyers,
please contact Mike Chenkin at: michaelchenkin@earthlink.net


College students who oppose the Iran Nuke Deal:
- JOIN National Letter Writing Campaigns
- ATTEND Rallies in NYC, Washington, D.C. and other major cities
- LEAD and PARTICIPATE in "Parlor Meetings" for any and all political, social and religious groups

Parents, Neighbors, Friends -- Everyone Knows A College Student -- Pass the Word
Thursday, September 3, 7:00 PM
Stop Iran Rally and Appeal to Cory Booker in Livingston NJ

Thursday, September 3, 7;30 PM
Advocates For Israel Salon Meeting in NYC
Kenneth S. Abramowitz, Founder of SaveTheWest.com will speak on: "What the Iran Deal Means to Western Civilization"
Don't miss this discussion of the key challenges facing Western civilization, focusing on Iran and the nuclear "agreement".

Tuesday, September 8, 11:00 AM
A Communal Call to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to Stop Iran Now
Press Conference Open to the Public
With Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Register at: Worldvalues.us

Tuesday, September 8, 12:30 PM EST - WASHINGTON, DC
Iran Deal Press Conference, featuring Members of Congress, Americans effected by Iranian terrorism, and luminaries to speak out against the Iranian Nuclear Deal.
Sponsored by EMET - The Endowment for Middle East Truth
AFSI is proud to be a co-sponsor of this very important event.
Where: Washington DC: "West Grassy Area," facing the ellipse, in front of the Capitol building.

Wednesday, September 9, 9 AM - 7 PM
March To Save America - in Washington, DC - West Front of the Capitol
There will be two important rallies occurring this day on Capitol Hill:
1) Rally with Rabbis and Shul Leadership, 12:15 p.m., North Side of the Capitol
The Orthodox Union is bringing hundreds of our communities' rabbis and shul leaders to Washington to show Congress that we are united against the Iran deal. Please join your rabbis and national OU leaders at this important rally on Capitol Hill and help amplify our collective voice as we urge our Representatives and Senators to reject the deal.
For more information, contact OU99DC@ou.org or 202-513-6484
2) March on the West Lawn of the Capitol, 2:00 p.m.
Following the OU sponsored event, a coalition of organizations including the ZOA, CUFI, Heritage Action and more will gather at 2:00 p.m. on Capitol Hill (on the West Lawn) for a broader gathering which we encourage you to attend as well. This rally will be addressed by, among others, leading Members of Congress who oppose the deal.

Theses bi-partisan rallies of people from all across America to convince Congress to reject this dangerous deal will take place in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Speakers include Democrats, Republicans, businessmen, politicians, scholars, retired generals and such presidential candidates as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

There is a bus leaving from Fairlawn, NJ. For info: 201-773-3788 or 201-562-3787 or iarolovich@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 9, 8:00 PM - NEW JERSEY
On Wednesday, September 9th at 8:00 PM, before the scheduled vote in Congress on the "Iran Deal", at Congregation B'nai Tikvah you will have the opportunity to hear from the esteemed law professor, Thane Rosenbaum. He is a Distinguished Fellow at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.
Cong. B'nai Tikvah: 1001 Finnegan Lane, North Brunswick, NJ (www.bnaitikvah.org)



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