In wake of many overheard conversations on the upcoming Republican primaries, I realized it might be a good idea to remind our readers of three important facts regarding Presidential contender Ron Paul’s true policy on Israel.
1. When Congress roundly condemned Israel for destroying Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981, Ron Paul stood almost alone in defending Israel’s right to self-defense. While the present administration pressures Israel to sit on its hands, and other presidential hopefuls assert their right to dictate and control Israel’s response to the Iranian threat, Ron Paul stands alone once more, insisting the USA respect Israeli sovereignty absolutely. Regardless of who actually stops Iran, it is specifically Israel that will suffer from retaliation, just like during the Gulf War.
2. True, Paul would stop all foreign aid, including to Israel. But please remember, surrounding unfriendly Arab countries receive seven (!) times the amount of money Israel does! So, who stands to gain most?
3. Sometimes, it is actually Israel that suffers the blowback from America’s aggressive foreign policy. Ron Paul would change that with his famed non-interventionism. Perhaps that’s precisely the kind of ally Israel really needs.
This is not an endorsement designed to influence anyone’s decisions, but an attempt to clear up the confusion on the subject.
Yehuda K., Jerusalem
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