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Will Satmar Endorse Ron Paul? Senior Aid Says Paul Sides With Palestinians; Supports Calls For Abolishment Of Israel

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul negates Israel’s right to exist, Eric Dondero, who served as a senior aide to the 76-year-old Texas congressman for over 12 years, said on Monday.

In a blog posted in Rightwing News, Dondero said that while Paul was, in his opinion, neither a racist nor an anti-Semite, he is very much anti-Israel.

“I worked for the man for 12 years (and) I never heard a racist word expressed towards Blacks or Jews come out of his mouth… I can categorically say that I never heard anything out of his mouth, in hundreds of speeches I listened to over the years, that could be called, anti-Semite,” he writes.

But according to Dondero, the elderly congressman “wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all.”

The congressman’s former aide insists in his blog that Paul expressed the controversial sentiment “numerous times in our private conversations.”

Paul’s view, he said, “is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the America taxpayer. He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs.”


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  1. Satmar is actually quite left wing in economics, as are most frum Jews, since they have no problem accepting government money for welfare programs. And while following a socially conservative lifestyle, most Hasidim really don’t care if what sorts of perverse and disgusting things the goyim do, since afterall, it is their nature and history to be perverse and disgusting.

  2. Satmar does NOT side with palastinian’s!

    here is a link to Satmar Rabbi’s Seifer:
    Rabbi writes clearly that it saddens us that there was established a Nation against Hashem’s will
    (*look on YWN for the news how they reject ‘segregation’ which is actually our צווי השם.)
    But we are אודאי not siding these רוצחים who are constantly killing our loved brothers all over the world!

  3. This would never happen for a multitude of reasons.

    1: Ron Paul is an isolationist, he would not interfere in the internal politics of another sovereign nation nor would he bow to the U.N.

    2: Satmar would never risk the endless amount of federal welfare dollars pouring in to their community. It would be suicide for them to do so. They will endore whomever will keep the tap flowing, not someone who would hand them an ideological victory.

    Something else to keep in mind about everything this “aide” said about Dr. Paul. How many of the so called “Friend Of Israel” presidents and politicians feel that same exact way? I bet way more then you would care to admit. They just keep it quiet so AIPAC deems them electable.

  4. To my understanding, the satmers aren’t for the Palestinians, they just say that Israel will be for the Jews when Moshiach will come.

    The netura karta who calls them selves satmer, they are for the Palestinians and for there state. All those photos available that we see satmer ppl kissing terrorists, are satmer looking people but are the netura karta.

  5. It would certainly make history if a massive chasidish turnout gave Paul the winning edge in New York. But with the current field of lackluster 3rd rate candidates, they may be the only ones who care enough to vote in the primary

  6. The love for every Jew regardless of type, size, or color of his (or her) yarmulka or shirt, the length of her dress, or presence of “a proper head covering” is famous. Nobody can deny that. There are too many verifiable stories that prove this beyond any doubt. The earlier posters who wrote Rabbeinu Yoel was only against – based on very clear, easily understood, passages from TaNa”CH and CHaZa”L – that establishing a sovereign Jewish state before the coming of Moshiach cannot be. His love was boundless, His kindness beyond compare. It is well known, or at least should be, that the Aidah HaChareidis – originally the Agudah party – broke all ties with the Neturei Karta. (Parenthetically, the Aidah and many other leaders of the various groups representing those that are charad l’dvar HaShem (aka chareidim) have often publically denounced/condemned any behavior usually associated with “chareidim” but more accurately associated with a leaderless, agenda driven, small, ignorable group of self-proclaimed zealots.)

  7. Tina, maybe not in the primaries. But if the unthinkable happens & Paul gets the nomination (although I believe that would only happen if every other viable possibility was eliminated) Satmar voters, like the rest of us, have a free reign.

  8. What a foolish article.

    Where did the Satmar Rebbe ztl go FIRST when he got out of Europe??

    How many THOUSANDS of authentic Satmar chasidim live in EY?

    How many Satmar Yeshivas, kolelim, etc are there in EY?

    To think they would endorse Ron Paul because of this reason is asinine. On the other hand if it was CH’V Obama vs Paul, it would be a tossup (or a throw up?).

  9. Satmar is unfortunately driven by a compulsion to do everything it can to see the Jewish state die. They may be great baali tzadoka’s and masmidim, but they get carried away with anti-Zionist fervor. A shame when good yidden fall into hateful taivas.

  10. I do not believe that the Satmar have any electoral influence in the US outside New York State. Therefore, it does not matter what they do, as New York is surely going for President Obama in the next election.

  11. With all due respect

    NK does NOT see itself as part of Satmar. NK are not chassidim and the community actually predates both the beginnings of Satmar, the state of Israel and even zionism per se, having migrated to Eretz HaKodesh in the early 1800s.

    They were (note the PAST tense) alligned with Satmar because the majority of the NK are also hungarian (their neihborhood is Batei Ungarin in Meah Sherim) and because of Satmar’s opposition to zionism.

    That is where the comparison ends. Contrary to what was stated above, the Satmar are NOT “driven by a compulsion to do everything it can to see the Jewish state die.” They simply have NOTHING to with it. As an example, the Satmar in Eretz HaKodesh REFUSE to take one penny of state money. But they do NOT feel compelled to do things to bring about the state’s destruction because they believe that it’s destruction is inevitable. And because they truly are full of Ahavas Yisroel, they pray that the destruction will be at the hands of HKBH rather than at the hands of the nations, r”l.

    You may legitimately disagree with Satmar if you have a legitimate Torah position from which to do so (as an aside, I fail to see how that is possible since VaYoel Moshe has NEVER been refuted, but… ), and if that is the case, present your position. But simply calling them names and making up stories about merey demonstrates that your position is vacuous.

    If there is a macklokes let it be l’sheim shemayim. Ahavas Yisroel not sinas chinam

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