Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly passed resolutions in 2007 and 2008 expressing our concern over the threat of a nuclear armed Iran;
Whereas the regime of Iran has demonstrated anti-Semitism repeatedly, publically and shamelessly and has called for the destruction of the State of Israel;
Whereas Iran funds and provides material support for Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations around the world;
Whereas it has taken brutally repressive acts against its own citizens to quell any threats to its hegemony;
Whereas a nuclear equipped Iran would present a threat to the stability and security of not only the entire Middle East, but also of the world; and
Whereas reports indicate that Iran is becoming very close to being a full fledged nuclear power.
Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly reaffirm its 2007 and 2008 resolutions calling on the international community to impose serious sanctions on Iran;
Be it further resolved that the RA and its members urge President Barack Obama to use every effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability and to utilize the authority of his office to gain support for imposing crippling sanctions now on the terrorist Iranian regime;
Be it further resolved that the RA and its members call upon all nations especially China, France and Russia, the United Nations and international agencies to act forcefully to impose crippling sanctions and to take strong action to prevent Iran from becoming a full fledged nuclear power; and
Be it further resolved that the RA and its members call upon the institutions of the Conservative movement to display the "No Nukes for Iran” Banner * in a highly visible place to send a powerful message to our communities and beyond.
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Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, May, 2010