By Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom—
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama are continuing their head-to-head battle to sway American public opinion on the Iran nuclear deal.
In a live webcast on Tuesday, Netanyahu will make his case against the deal. The webcast will begin with prepared remarks by Netanyahu, followed by a question and answer period.
The webcast is being organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Federations of North America.
With polls showing strong opposition to the deal among the American public, the White House is under pressure to increase support for the deal, which Congress will vote on in September.
The White House is seeking to garner the support of enough Democrats in Congress to prevent an override of a presidential veto following a potential rejection by Congress of the deal.
On Thursday, Obama held a conference call with thousands of members of liberal activist groups as part of his effort to rally support for the Iran deal. During the call, Obama said, “As big of a bully pulpit as I have, it’s not enough. I can’t carry it by myself.”
Obama reasserted his belief that “the facts are on our side.” He warned, however, that “the politics are going to be tough if all of you don’t get involved and get active.” Obama added that he has “never been more certain about a policy decision than this one.”