The Iran deal nuclear deal is a campaign issue in this year’s congressional elections. Following his vote in favor of the deal, Rep. Jerry Nadler is facing his first serious challenge in two decades.
Oliver Rosenberg, a 30-year-old Yeshiva University graduate with deep ties to the Orthodox Jewish world, is challenging Rep. Nadler in the special June 28th Democratic primary.
Rosenberg is seriously unhappy with Nadler’s support for the nuclear accord prohibiting Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons for 15 years. “As a millennial, that’s real to me. That’s going to be my life – and they’re going to have nuclear weapons. I feel Jerry Nadler must be held accountable and pay a price for his vote,” Rosenberg said.
The district has the largest Jewish constituency in the nation. Many felt the representative betrayed them by ignoring their overwhelming opposition. He was the only Jewish Democrat from New York to endorse the deal.
Then just last month, Rep. Nadler voted against funding for Israel’s antimissile defense program, Iron Dome.
Rosenberg says his opponent’s actions are encouraging Israel’s enemies who are trying to undermine support for Israel in Washington. Supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement will be writing the Democratic Party platform at the party convention next month.
“No matter where you live, we need to tell the Washington politicians and Democrats in particular to stand strong for Israel. My campaign is our opportunity to send a message that no one can take our vote for granted. I encourage everyone to join me by visiting OliverRosenberg.com,” the candidate says.
Rosenberg was a successful investment banker and is the founder of a tech start promoting affordable healthcare.