News Brief 12/6/2011, Kislev 10, 5772
Ron Paul Not Invited to Republican Jewish Coalition
Texas Congressman Ron Paul will not be invited to a forum of top Republican U.S. presidential candidates hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition. According to the Washington Jewish Week, Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the RJC stated that his organization "rejects his misguided and extreme views. He's just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization."
Brooks said that he hoped to prove that Republican candidates were not in support cutting aid to Israel.
In the recent CNN Republican National Security Debate, Congressman Paul said that he would not support an Israeli strike on Iran because "they're quite capable of taking care of themselves."
Paul continued, "Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way. We interfere with them when they deal with their borders. When they want to have peace treaties, we tell them what they can do because we buy their allegiance and they sacrifice their sovereignty to us. And then they decide they want to bomb something, that's their business, but they should suffer the consequences. When they bombed the Iraqi nuclear site back in the '80s, I was one of the few in Congress that said its none of our business."
Paul has stated he wants to cut foreign aid to Israel as well as Arab countries.