[R-G] ADL Campaign Says 'No' to Nuclear Iran

Yoshie Furuhashi critical.montages at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 10:28:49 MDT 2007

Yikes.  Will this be like the "Save Darfur" campaign multiplied many
times over? -- Yoshie

Press Release   Miscellaneous

ADL Campaign Says 'No' to Nuclear Iran

New York, NY, September 5, 2007 � Over the next few weeks and months,
the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will roll out a public awareness and
advocacy campaign aimed at focusing attention on the gathering threat
of a nuclear-armed Iran to Israel, the Middle East and the world.

With the slogan, "No Nuclear Iran," the campaign focuses on Iran's
clear and present threat to Israel, America and the global community
through high-profile eye-catching posters, advertisements in national
and community newspapers, and other awareness initiatives using e-mail
and the Internet to spread the word.

The League's efforts to raise awareness of the threat come as Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has recently intensified his calls for
the destruction of Jews and the State of Israel.

"The message is simple and clear: a nuclear-armed Iran presents a
direct threat to Israel, the Middle East, the United States and
Europe, and it is imperative to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear
capability," said Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair.

"Our goal is to build momentum in Congress and among policymakers,
opinion-molders and the public in the weeks leading up to the opening
of the United Nations General Assembly, where we hope that we will see
a number of potential actions taken, including a freezing of Iranian
assets, more robust sanctions, a travel ban on Iran's leaders and an
end to bilateral links between Iran and other nations," added Abraham
H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

The campaign has three key objectives:

    * Moving the Iranian issue to the top of the agenda for the Jewish
community as both a political and social justice issue of the utmost
    * Making the broader public aware of what a nuclear-armed Iran
will mean for all of us and why its drive toward a nuclear weapon
capability must be stopped;
    * Alerting and educating the U.S. and international communities to
specific actions, including stronger sanctions, that may be taken to
deter Iranian nuclear proliferation.

In the campaign's first phase, 6,000 synagogues, JCCs, Hillels and
Federations across the country will receive the poster in time for the
Jewish High Holidays.

Coinciding with the poster distribution, advertisements are slated to
appear in Jewish newspapers during the week of September 4-7 in
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Florida, Houston, Los Angeles,
New York, New Jersey and San Francisco.

The campaign's second phase will focus on reaching the broader public
through ads in major newspapers and other media.  All of the ads and
posters will include a link to a section of the League's Web site at
www.adl.org/Iran devoted to explaining the issue and what is at stake
if Iran obtains nuclear weapons.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading
organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that
counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.


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