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Forum on January 8 to Explore Why a Nuclear Iran Is a Great Threat to the World Peace

The Middle East has many flash points.

There is civil war in Syria that has sent waves of refugees and sometimes violence into Turkey and Jordan and has even reached into Lebanon.

Egypt is in turmoil over the power grab by its president, Mohamed Morsi, and the ratification vote on the constitution his party drafted in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Last month the Israel/Palestinian conflict threatened to erupt into all-out war.

There is one more problem in the region that threatens to eclipse everything else, and that is the prospect of a nuclear Iran.

The Jewish Community Relations Council invites you to hear Bob Feferman, outreach coordinator for the not-for-profit, non-partisan advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), on Tuesday, January 8, at 7 p.m. in the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center. Feferman will make a 35-minute presentation and will stay to answer questions.

On its website, UANI states, “The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran should concern every American and be unacceptable to the community of nations. Since 1979 the Iranian regime, most recently under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s leadership, has demonstrated increasingly threatening behavior and rhetoric toward the US and the West. Iran continues to defy the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations in their attempts to monitor its nuclear activities. A number of Arab states have warned that Iran’s development of nuclear weapons poses a threat to Middle East stability and could provoke a regional nuclear arms race. In short, the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is a danger to world peace.”

UANI counts Ambassador Richard Holbrook, Ambassador Dennis Ross and many other diplomats and community leaders among its founders.

For more information about UANI, go to unitedagainstnucleariran.com.

Ayala Golding is chair of Louisville’s JCRC and Matt Goldberg is its director. For more information, contact Goldberg at 238-2707 or mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org.

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