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ZOA Head: Iran Deal 'Shameful and Disgraceful'

Morton Klein, ZOA president, speaks to Arutz Sheva and says Iran deal is like Munich deal.
By Orli Harari, New York
First Publish: 11/29/2013, 8:23 PM / Last Update: 12/1/2013, 4:23 PM

The deal reached between Iran and the West is “shameful and disgraceful,” says Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).

“I can almost call it a Chamberlain-like Munich deal,” Klein told Arutz Sheva on the sidelines of the ZOA’s 115th Louis B. Brandeis Award National Dinner, which was held this week at the New York City’s elegant Grand Hyatt Hotel.

“The Iranians/Muslims are not being asked to destroy or dismantle any part of the nuclear program,” he added. “All they’re being asked to do is stand still for a few months and then after that they can move forward with their program. In response, we’re giving them major funds which will enable them to become part of the normal, become normalized.”

Over 900 people were at the dinner, which was attended by former Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R–MN), and global philanthropists/humanitarians Sheldon Adelson and Dr. Miriam Adelson. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also addressed the crowd by video.

In his video address to the guests, Prime Minister Netanyahu lauded the ZOA for being “clear, consistent and courageous” in defending the righteous cause of Israel, fighting for the truth and working to advance the cause of Israel with the government, media and the American public.

The Prime Minister said, “Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are the greatest Zionists in the world. They don’t only talk, they do and if the Adelsons put their names to an award, it really means something ... The ZOA is an indefatigable. Go from strength to strength, you deserve it ... I’d like to thank Mort Klein for his strength of character and striving for truth. Thank you very much.”

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)