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The Iran Nuclear Deal Explained -- Simply

International negotiators assembled in Austria have announced the final terms of the Iranian nuclear deal. The purpose of the deal is to limit Iran's nuclear program to something that is small, safe, and peaceful — and to impose lots of invasive inspections to make sure Iran is keeping to its end of the deal. In exchange, Iran gets relief from some of the economic sanctions that have crippled its economy. Both sides, the thinking goes, also get to avert a war.

JAC Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal 7-2015

At JAC, we are united with the Jewish community in our fervent desire to see the threat from a nuclear-Iran eliminated through diplomatic means. The U.S. has always had a strong commitment to Israel's security, a goal that has always united the two countries. As Congress reviews the details of the deal, it is important they remain committed to maintaining a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, free from partisanship and that discussions are "rigorous and fact based."

Ten Ways Israel Is Treated Differently

AJC Executive Director | June 14, 2015

It's appalling to see how Israel is treated by a totally different standard than other countries in the international system. Of course, Israel deserves scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.

First, Israel is the only UN member state whose very right to exist is under constant challenge.

20-Week Abortion Ban Introduced In Senate

Sen. Lindsey Graham "dying for debate" on 20-week abortion ban
By Laura Bassett, Huffington Post | 6/11/15

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and said he would "insist" that the bill get a vote in the Senate. The House earlier passed the ban. The bill is based on the disputed theory  that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks.

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