Category Archives: Foreign Policy
The Independent, a UK news source, reports the following:
“According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown,’ under which movement is severely restricted.”
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.”