The Uninvited “UPDATED AND BUMPED: Outrageous – NJDC Calls for Jews to Disinvite Gov. Palin to anti-Iran rally”


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

A large rally against Iran has been planned by a group of Jewish organizations in New York. It will be held across from the United Nations building (9/22 at 11:45am), to protest the appearance of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN the following day.

Sen. Hillary Clinton was scheduled to appear at the rally, but pulled out after learning that an invitation had been extended to GOP vice presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin. Then the National Jewish Democratic Council called on the rally’s organizers to withdraw their invitation to Palin.


Rally organizers did withdraw their invitation to Gov. Palin.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks notes: “It is very sad that the NJDC and other partisan groups could not put the issue of a nuclear-free Iran ahead of partisan politics, and a sad day for American Jewry when we allow these groups to hijack an event, when we we should all come together and send a powerful message to Iran and the rest of the world that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is unacceptable.”

Statement by John McCain on the “Stop Iran” Rally

September 18, 2008, ARLINGTON, VA — Today, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on the “Stop Iran” rally:

“Throughout my political career, I have sought to rise above partisanship on critical national issues. Nowhere is this more true than on important matters of national security. Earlier this year, Senator Clinton, Senator Obama and I issued a joint statement on the genocide in Darfur and pledged to support efforts to bring it to an end. Earlier this month, Senator Obama and I put the campaign aside to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country and talk about the importance of national service.

“Next Monday, the day before Iranian President Ahmadinejad is to speak before the United Nations General Assembly, several organizations will sponsor an event to draw attention to the importance of halting Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. Governor Palin and I share a strong belief that a nuclear armed Iran poses a grave threat to the security of Americans and to our allies. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The risk that Iran would provide terrorists with a nuclear weapon is too great for the world to ignore. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust occurred and called Israel a ‘stinking corpse.’ A nuclear-armed Iran would destabilize the entire region. Preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons should be a shared goal of every American, not another occasion for partisan posturing.

“Governor Palin was pleased to accept an invitation to address this rally and show her resolve on this grave national security issue, regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from Democratic partisans. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, Democrats and independents alike to oppose Ahmadinejad’s goal of a nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama’s campaign had the opportunity to join us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.”

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