Israel dials up pressure in Congress to kill Iran deal

“I think the government of Israel will continue and even ramp up its efforts to kill the agreement,” said Dylan Williams, the vice president of government affairs at J Street, a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that supports the deal.

Netanyahu has given interviews with a number of American news outlets, repeatedly warning that the terms of the Iran deal imperil not just Israeli but also American security.

Israel’s center-left opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, has also announced that he will visit Washington in the coming days to express his concern about the agreement and press for “a series of steps to allow Israel to maintain its advantage in the region due to the new reality coming out of the deal.”

In an interview with The Atlantic, Herzog said that he would not be directly lobbying members of Congress but was going to “explain the weak points and have them understand our concern.”