Orthodox Union Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act into Congress

08 Jan 2016

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the introduction of the bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act into Congress by U.S. Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL).

The bill, which has five Democrat and Republican co-sponsors, would allow Congress to quickly impose sanctions on Iran if the Iranian government commits an act of terror, provides support for terrorist organizations or violates international law by acquiring ballistic missile technology.

“The Zero Tolerance for Terror Act will give Congress the ability to respond to Iranian violations of international law and all Iranian acts of terror or sponsorship of terror,” said OU Advocacy Executive Director Nathan Diament in a statement. “We applaud U.S. Representatives Kennedy and Deutch for sponsoring the bill and the bipartisan group of Representatives for co-sponsoring it. We urge all members of the U.S. House to co-sponsor this bill and move it forward quickly to become law.”

Read the full press release on OUAdvocacy.org