What About Sanctions Against Russia?


You recently published an overview of Jewish organizations’ reactions to the Trump administration’s re-imposing sanctions on Iran (“Jewish Community Split on Iran Deal Withdrawal,” May 11). In contrast to the differing opinions on Iran sanctions, would one think there are any differences of opinions when it comes to imposing sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s Russia?

Think of it: Putin invaded Crimea; he is still fighting in Ukraine; his soldiers (or mercenaries) shot down a commercial airline filled with passengers; he launched cyber- attacks against Estonia in 2007 and, more recently, worldwide, according to U.S. and British intelligence; his pilots repeatedly targeted hospitals in Syria; and according to U.S. intelligence, he attacked U.S. elections in 2016 and plans to in 2018.

Are there any Jewish organizations opposed to sanctions, which have been directed by Congress, against Russia?


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