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The recent nuclear deal with Iran could have a devastating impact on Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made this crystal clear in a mere 45 seconds in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly.

In what may be the most uncomfortably long pause for effect in a speech in U.N. history, Prime Minister Netanyahu drives home the point that the world’s silence in reaction to Iran’s repeated threats and promises to destroy the Jewish people has been as deafening as it could be deadly.

Once again, Prime Minister Netanyahu masterfully communicates the dangerous plight is people face at the hands of Iran.  All the while President Obama leads from behind, abandoning our closes ally in the Middle East at this critical moment in history.

At the same time, the terrorist-led Palestinian Authority (PA) has all but declared war on Israel, abandoning decades-old peace treaties with Israel.

Its time we as Americans stood by our ally.  At the ACLJ, we’re doing just that, urging Congress to defund the terrorist-led PA.  You can join our defense of Israel by signing our petition.

It’s time we speak out before Israel is silenced.

Matthew Clark is Senior Counsel for Digital Advocacy with the ACLJ. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, he lives with his wife and four children in Northern Virginia. Follow Matthew Clark: @_MatthewClark.