Gerald Molen, the producer of Schindler's List, has responded to 98 prominent Jews in Hollywood who published an open letter in support of the nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Can we trust Iran? Do they not deny the Holocaust? Do they not invest in terror organizations?" Molen asked in an email sent to an account set up by the 98 Hollywood Jews who support the deal.
In Molen's email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, he alleged that the deal proposed will allow Iran to arm its military in five years, purchase ballistic missiles in eight years and restart its nuclear program in 15 years.
"This will more than likely push the inevitable nuclear crises out of many of the signers' lifetimes and onto the backs of their grandchildren or great grandchildren," he pointed out.
Since the deal involves the removal of economic sanctions, Iran will conceivably have far more wealth at its disposal, which Molen asserted will lead to catastrophe even if Iran never realizes its nuclear ambitions.
"How much of their new-found largesse will be used to kill innocents?" he asked, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "How much of it will be spent on child-size, bomb-laden vests for the indoctrinated young to climb on a bus, enter a marketplace or a theater and go boom? Israel must be very wary and each of the signers must surely know that. Shouldn't they?"
Molen ended his email to the 98 supporters with, "It is our president who defies the reality of Islamic terrorists and their ongoing promise to destroy Israel. While the letter-signers stand with him, I will stand for liberty and freedom and Israel."
The authors of the open letter in support of the deal published it last week as a full-page ad in LA's edition of The Jewish Journal.
The deal has already received support in the form of several open letters, the last one coming last week from three dozen retired generals and admirals.
Calling the agreement “the most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” the letter said that gaining international support for military action against Iran, should that ever become necessary, “would only be possible if we have first given the diplomatic path a chance.”
The letter from the retired military officers followed the release this past weekend of a letter to Obama by 29 of the nation’s leading scientists, who called the Iran deal “technically sound, stringent and innovative”.
Previously, 100 former ambassadors, both Democrats and Republicans, wrote a letter supporting the deal.
Congress has until September 17 to vote on a resolution of disapproval on the deal. President Barack Obama, for his part, has threatened to veto any legislation passed by Congress blocking the deal.