The Anti-Defamation League commends Netanyahu for his speech. Director Abraham Foxman, who had opposed the address after it was announced last month and urged the prime minister to cancel it, was in attendance at Congress.

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, May 2009. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90/File)

“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s passionate and determined address made clear to Members of Congress, the American people, and the international community that an agreement that leaves intact a path for Iran to achieve its ambitions for nuclear weapons is not sufficient,” a joint statement by Foxman and national chair Barry Curtiss-Lusher says.

“We recognize the good intentions of President Obama and his administration on this issue, and take seriously, while not necessarily agreeing with, their concerns about what the alternatives may be to reaching an agreement… We hope the speech and continued bilateral conversations and consultations will help bolster efforts to ensure that any deal reached fundamentally eliminates the danger posed by Iran to the region and to international security.”

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