With so much that Jewish Republicans and Jewish Democrats disagree about, there’s one thing on which we see eye-to-eye: Ron Paul is bad news when it comes to Israel. Watch him in the video below slamming U.S. support for Israel on Iranian government television in 2009 if you have any doubts. The New York Times reported Sunday about some of Paul’s fringe following, which also includes white supremacists and anti-Zionists—and how Paul would “not disavow their support.” The Ron Paul newsletters that traffic in racism and conspiracy theories are now legendary.
But now comes another discovery surrounding Ron Paul: As JTA reports today, a former Paul staffer, who is Jewish, explains that his boss was “most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general.” To top it off, he notes that Paul “strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII.”
Ron Paul has every reason to be taken seriously given the “rock-solid” campaign he’s waging. NJDC’s David A. Harris has already written in the Huffington Post about how serious a threat Paul is, what NJDC has done surrounding Democratic outliers in the past, and how Jewish Republicans should do more than pay lip service.
With the Iowa Caucus one week away, the time to act is TODAY. Please take these three steps right now to encourage the GOP to take this threat seriously!
Both former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and RNC Chairman Priebus have not hesitated to level false criticism at Democrats over Israel; but when it comes to Ron Paul, where Jewish Democrats and Republicans alike agree that he’s no friend, Romney and Priebus have been silent.
Please help encourage them to “find their voice” by taking action today.