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GOP Jews Leave Meeting with Rand Paul with ‘Pleasant Surprises’

By: JTA

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul held a conciliatory meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition in his latest bid to forge ties with the pro-Israel community and left the GOP Jews with some “pleasant surprises,” Matthew Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s director, told the Washington Post.

“While there may be areas of disagreement, he is very, very different — and certainly different with regard to his father,” Brooks said of last week’s meeting between Paul (R-Ky.) and the RJC board.

The RJC has sharply criticized Paul since his successful 2010 run for the Senate, particularly because of his opposition to defense assistance for Israel. Since then Paul, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential run, has visited Israel and taken pains to distinguish himself from his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), a perennial presidential candidate who has cast his own opposition to aid for Israel in stinging criticism of the Jewish state.

Brooks told the newspaper that Paul spoke of “putting Israel in a different category” than other nations. Paul earned a standing ovation last month at a meeting of the Zionist Organization of America on Capitol Hill.

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11 Responses to “GOP Jews Leave Meeting with Rand Paul with ‘Pleasant Surprises’”

  1. Edward Lobel says:

    The members of RJC are NOT Jews!
    No Jew could be that stupid as to believe anything that randall says!
    He is as big a LIAR and no nothing idiot as Michelle Bachmann!

  2. While I am Jewish and I don't support foreign aid to any country, I do understand Rand's reasoning on this issue.

  3. Don't start with that nonsense of saying, who's Jewish and who is not according to your standards or opinion.

  4. Chaiya Eitan says:

    I'll bet you would say that no African-American could possibly be a Republican, either. Actually, Jews who are Conservative are more 'Jewish' than those who are Liberals!

  5. Cindy Napolitano says:

    This was the only reason I had for not backing Rand Paul. If he can show that he supports Israel – He would be the perfect candidate — he has guts & a fighter for American Freedom from this out-of-control Federal Gov't.

  6. Charlie Hall says:

    While Rand Paul may not share his father's anti-Semitic feelings, their policies are identical. And that is to return America to the isolationism of the 1930s. That didn't work out well. Israel would know that the US would NOT come to its aid no matter what danger it faced.

  7. I guess what would be good for Israel is its greatest ally collapsing under its own bearocratic weight and run by idiots without backbones who are easily manipulated by Jewish lobbies and anything else. Or it can have an American leader with his own thoughts which means, gasp, he might not agree 100% with everything a Jewish lobby whispers in his ear and we can continue the steady decline of America and the West which will ultimately leave Israel isolated.

  8. James Feary says:

    Torah Jews don't involve themselves in government and politics. It is against their covenant, these are just Khazar Zionists.
    "We are foresworn by the covenant of G-d that we cannot overcome [exile] with might or power, only by understanding and knowing the word and command of G-d".
    I hope they buy everything Rand says, so he can crawfish on those Zionist pigs as soon as he elected. Dismantle the "State Of Israel", stop Zionism, stop the wars.

  9. James Feary says:

    Ron Paul is not anti-Semitic, he is against the "state of Israel" as are most Jews. Check out these guys, they are all anti-Semitic too. http://www.truetorahjews.org/ You, like the rest of the US have been brainwashed. "isolationism of the 1930's" clearly you do not understand difference between isolationism and non-intervention. Of course that is most probably because you have never taken even five minutes to do any of your own research. Typical. We should not go to the "aid of Israel", they deserve what is coming to them. Besides, if you want to go out there and attempt to stop the Lord from bringing about the revelation, please be my guest. Rev 3:9

  10. I would agree that isolationism would be a bad policy for the US if I thought it was both benign in its intentions and competent in its execution of its policies. Since the US is rapidly running itself out of the game of being a world power anyway, the discussion may be moot. As the American economy collapses under the burden of increasing debt from decades of wastefulness, I am not inclined to take the US quite as seriously from now on.

  11. Intervention has worked out so well….. come on… Ron Paul is not an anti-semite. That is a cop out claim of ignorance. I think everyone, especially you, should study US Israel relations. Our great country has been taken over by a hideous money power who uses our brave men and women for their own selfish ends. Ron Paul is very aware of this and does his best at tactfully exposing it.

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