Israeli and Former Ron Paul Aide Says Paul IS NOT Anti-Israel
Dr. Leon Hadar, an Israeli and U.S. citizen who advised Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul in his capaign in 2008, rejects characterization of Paul by ex-aide Eric Dondero as wishing Israel ‘did not exist at all.’
The Israeli publication Haaretz spoke with Dr. Hadar on Tuesday and he discounted Paul’s characterization as being anti-Israel, saying: “He is against Israel as I am against January. He is just against foreign aid, and does not see any reason to grant an aid to a country that is a member of OECD.”
“We should remember it’s the primaries, and the Republican party establishment is not happy about his popularity, because on many issues his positions run contrary to the traditional party’s agenda,” Hadar added.
The former aide also indicated that Rep. Paul was in favor of “economic cooperation with Israel.”
In regards to the threat of Iran against Israel, Dr. Hadar said that Congressman Paul, “will be glad to see the conflict resolved and he said it’s the right of Israel to attack Iran if it thinks that is necessary – but it shouldn’t expect the U.S. to clean the mess.” Dr. Hadar added that Paul is “very familiar with Israel’s history. I didn’t hear his conversations with his former aide, but I personally have never heard him say anything against Israel or the Jews.”
Several conservative news outlets have published reports of the other former aide claiming Ron Paul was anti-Isreal. I’m hopeful that they will demonstrate their dedication to being fair and dedicated to the truth by publishing the opposing comments by Dr. Hadar who is an actual Israeli citizen and would seem to have more credibility on the issue of Ron Paul’s views concerning Israel.
The full story or Dr. Hadar’s comments may be found at http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-elections-2012/u-s-presidential-hopeful-ron-paul-isn-t-anti-israel-former-aide-says-1.403946Please share: