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  • The Peace and Security Association: Represents hundreds of Israeli security experts, IDF veterans, Mossad, Shin Bet and police
    “Although the agreement signed in Vienna between the world powers and Iran is not optimal, it should remove the immediate threat of an Iranian break-out leading to a nuclear military capability within a few months… The agreement is expected to lengthen the break-out time to 12 months for at least 10 years.” (7/21/15)
  • Ami AyalonFormer head of the Shin Bet; former Navy commander-in-chief
    The agreement is “the best possible alternative from Israel’s point of view, given the other available alternatives… In the Middle East, 10 to 15 years is an eternity, and I don’t believe that 10 or 15 years from now the world will stand by and watch Iran acquire nuclear weapons.” (7/16/15)
  • Efraim Halevy: Former Mossad Director; former head of National Security Council
    “Without an agreement, Iran will be free to act as it wishes, whereas the sanctions regime against it will crumble in any case… if the nuclear issue is of cardinal existential importance, what is the point of canceling an agreement that distances Iran from the bomb?” (7/20/15)
  • Amram Mitzna: Former major general; former head of army planning
    “This agreement is better than no agreement and must not be rejected. If implemented, it will block all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon, and extend the time Iran would need to build a bomb from only two months to more than a year... The time has come to pull our heads out of the sand, accept the deal as fact and begin planning for the future.” (7/30/15)
  • Shlomo Ben-Ami: Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Internal Security
    “It creates a solid framework to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons for the next 10-15 years – and that is a very positive development.” (7/21/15)
  • Shlomo Brom: Former brigadier general; former director of IDF strategic planning division; former deputy national security advisor
    “This agreement represents the best chance to make sure Iran never obtains a weapon and the best chance for Congress to support American diplomacy—without taking any options off the table for this or future presidents. The deal deserves Congressional support… While there are aspects of the deal that merit close review, many of these attacks just don’t stand up to scrutiny.” (7/29/15)
  • Uzi Arad: Former national security advisor
    "We shouldn't see this as a bad deal… For the security of Israel, the responsible and cautious way ahead is to understand that the agreement is what it is, and that’s it.”(7/29/15)
  • Dov Tamari: Former military intelligence chief; former head of special operations
    “The Iran deal is an opportunity to strengthen the ties with the US... we will have positive results only if the government will understand that Israel has to integrate and not to segregate itself from the international community."
  • Chuck Freilich: Former deputy national security advisor
    “This is the agreement that was reached — and despite its faults, it is not a bad one. Crucially, it will contribute to Israel’s security.” (7/19/15)
  • Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael: Chair of Israel’s space agency; former IDF general
    “The agreement is not bad at all, it is even good for Israel... It prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon for 15 years.” (7/15/15)
  • Uzi Even: Former lead scientist at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor
    “I am sure the deal that was signed is preferable to the current situation because it delays Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb by at least 15 years and in practice ends its nuclear aspirations.” (7/16/15)
  • Eran Etzion: Former Deputy Head of the Israeli National Security Council; former Head of Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    "The agreement prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon for 10-15 years. Obama says and he is right--this agreement is not about trust, it's about verification. No agreement can be perfect. We live in the real world and it is the best agreement that they could reach." (7/17/15)
  • Israel Ziv: Former major general
    “This agreement is the best among all other alternatives, and any military strike – as successful as it may be – would not have delayed even 20% of what the agreement will delay.” (7/17/15)
  • Eli Levite: Former deputy director general of Israel’s atomic energy commission
    “In the next 15 years, if Iran will respect its obligations, Iran won’t be a nuclear country, period. They won’t have the materials. The question is whether they will respect their obligation, and that is the hard question.” (7/16/15)
  • Shelly Yachimovich: MK of the Zionist Union party; former chair of the Labor party
    "This deal - as flawed and full of holes as it may be - distances Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. … We must do what is right to our country even if it’s not popular.” (7/16/15)
  • Zehava Galon: Chair of the Meretz party
    “We can’t just say that everything is bad and the Western world and Obama don’t understand anything… do we prefer Iran with an agreement or without an agreement? I prefer Iran with an agreement even if it is a bad one.” (7/15/15)
  • Ksenia Svetlova: MK of the Zionist Union party
    “While Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to attack the agreement, I and many in Israel believe that it's time to deal with this worrying and uncertain situation in a sensible manner... for this to occur, the unnecessary and harmful fight with the American administration must be terminated." (7/21/15)
  • Oded Eran: Former Ambassador to the United Nations and to Jordan
    “It is imperative that Israel realize that though the agreement has become a reality." (7/16/15)
  • Alon Pinkas: Former consul general to New York
    “The absence of a deal presents a clear and present danger of Iran going berserk… like it or not... this is the agreement." (7/29/15)