Foxman: US-Israeli rift over Iran deal exaggerated

The extent of the rift between American Jews, the US and Israel has been greatly exaggerated by elements seeking to make political hay of their disagreements, former Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

Foxman, who recently retired after heading the ADL for 27 years, said the US-Israel relationship is “the most important” of Israel’s diplomatic ties and that “if you read the analyses of people with axes to grind,” the Iran debate appears as if it were “destroying the Jewish community and our lobby.”

“I’m not a hysteric,” Foxman continues, saying that he did not see the ultimate passage of the Iran nuclear accord as a binary win-lose equation in which President Barack Obama overcame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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