Resolution on the Threat From Iran

Whereas recognizing and supporting the ongoing efforts of the government of the United States and the Security Council of the United Nations together with many countries around the world that are concerned by Iran’s goal of achieving complete nuclear capabilities and that are taking steps to stop their nuclear program;

Whereas Iran has rebuffed requests from the international community to halt its nuclear development program;

Whereas a nuclear Iran poses a threat to many countries in the world, the international economy and world-wide oil markets;

Whereas Iran has been clear about its intention to destroy the United States, Israel and other Western countries and a nuclear Iran would destabilize much of Asia and prompt a nuclear war; and

Whereas it is known that Iran directly and indirectly funds Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.

Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly support efforts to stop Iran from progressing toward its goal of achieving nuclear capability;

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly urge the United States and the United Nations to prevent Iran from supporting and supplying Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and any organization seeking to attack the people or the State of Israel;

Be it further resolved that members of the Rabbinical Assembly increase awareness of a nuclear Iran by speaking about this topic from the pulpit, by inviting expert guest speakers to their synagogues, schools, Hillels and other institutions and by writing editorials for their local media; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly encourage all companies doing business with Iran to divest themselves from all economic and business interactions with the government of Iran.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, February, 2007