LEW HAS BEEN IRAN'S BEST FRIEND AND ATM. HE EVEN CIRCUMVENTED SANCTIONS TO FACILITATE IRAN'S ACCESS TO THE US FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THEN LIED ABOUT IT TO CONGRESS. HE ALSo HELPED ORCHESTRATE THE OUTRAGEOUS AND ANTISEMITIC UN RESOLUTION 2334 WHICH DELIGITIMIZES ISRAEL - DENIES HER RIGHT TO EXIST - AND FUELED VIOLENCE AGAINST ISRAEL AND JEWS - INCLUDING THE 10/7 MASSACRE.
LEW'S NOMINATION IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO ISRAEL AND DANGEROUS TO ALL OF US. THIS NOMINATION EMBOLDENS IRAN AND SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE AT THE WRONG TIME,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR UNITED STATES SENATORS AND URGE THEM NOT TO VOTE FOR JACK LEW AS AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL. ALSO PLEASE CONTACT DEMOCRATIC LEADERS BEN CARDIN AND CHUCK SCHUMER AND - SENATORS JOE MANCHIN AND MITT ROMNEY. We must send a strong message to the regime which units its follows to chants of "death to America." Given Lew's background this sends a weak message and implies the Biden policy of "appeasement as usual."
LEW VOTED IN FAVOR OF 2015 UN RESOLUTION 2334 which declared that Israel had no legal validity and....
· It attempts to pre-judge the basis for negotiations, predetermine the outcome of negotiations, and dictate terms and conditions, which is an abandonment of long-standing policy of the United States and previous commitments made to Israel.
· It falsely claimed that Israel’s sovereignty over the eastern part of Jerusalem and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are illegal under international law, and that the Old City of Jerusalem, along with the Temple Mount, the holiest site for the Jewish people, and the Western Wall are ‘‘occupied Palestinian territory’’
· It encouraged the International Criminal Court to open an illegitimate formal investigation against Israel.
· It helped strengthen the Palestinian diplomatic, economic, and legal warfare campaign against Israel and encourages boycotts, divestments, and sanctions against Israel
The United States is the largest contributor of funding to the United Nations, providing 22 percent of the U.N. regular budget, the highest of any member state, which gives the U.S. considerable influence over the United Nations. The United States must use this influence to help our allies, in this case Israel, which is crucial to our own national security interests.
2. LEW WAS A CRITICAL PLAYER IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S CAMPAIGN OF APPEASEMENT OF AND PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN FLOODING IRAN WITH OVER $100 BILLION. . The Biden administration has continued that policy flooding nearly an additional $100 billion to the Iranian regime through relaxation of sanctions on energy exports and extortion payments.
3. LEW CIRCUMVENTED SANCTIONS TO FACILITATE THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT'S ACCESS TO THE US FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THEN LIED ABOUT IT TO CONGRESS.
Senator Ricketts (R Neb.)
“Jack Lew’s previous appeasement of Iran should have been a disqualifier for this position from the beginning. Regrettably, President Biden nominated him anyway.
“Iran – both directly and indirectly through its proxies like Hamas – wants to annihilate Israel. Lew directly tried to give them the cash and weapons to do it. Lew’s Treasury Department tried to give Iran access to the U.S. financial market despite testifying to Congress he was not. “Our closest ally is in a fight for its very existence. We can’t send them an ambassador who worked against them.”
Senator Barrasso (R Wyoming)
"Today's nominee seems to be the wrong person for this important job.
"As Secretary of Treasury in the Obama Administration, he helped negotiate the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. In fact, he went around bragging about the flawed deal to the American people.
"As Secretary of Treasury, he unlocked a lot of Iranian assets and let them have their money. He was the ATM to the Iranian Ayatollah.
"No one will forget the pallets of cash going to Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism. We know how they used the money.
"As Secretary of Treasury, he helped orchestrate $1.7 billion in cash to be flown in an unmarked cargo plane to Iran.
"He also oversaw the $400 million ransom payment to Iran in exchange for American hostages. The massive influx of cash was ultimately a direct deposit into Iran's terrorism accounts.