US Jews to ‘back any Israeli decision on Iran’

Malcolm Hoenlein tells Yedioth it’s Jewish leadership’s duty to make Washington, Europe aware of Tehran’s intentions’

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An attack on Iran’s nuclear installations would increase the threat on Jewish institutions in the US and around the world, but we will back any decision Israel makes, said Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Speaking to the Yedioth Ahronoth daily ahead of the organization’s annual conference, which begins Sunday, Hoenlein said it was the Jewish leadership’s duty to make certain that the US and Europe are aware that the “evil” regime in Tehran violates human rights and threatens global stability.

Meanwhile, a number of Jewish-American leaders have been meeting with European Union officials in Brussels, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

The leaders hope to convince the EU to impose more severe sanctions against Iran and move up its oil embargo on the Islamic Republic, which is scheduled to go into effect in July.

The Jewish leaders asked that the EU cancel existing oil deals with Iran and boycott Iran’s central bank.

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