Skip to comments.Former Aide: Ron Paul is 'Most Certainly Anti-Israel'
Posted on 12/26/2011 4:24:57 PM PST by Eleutheria5
A former senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has decided to "set the record straight" in a 'tell all' post on the Right Wing News blog -- and in the process, has confirmed that Paul wishes "the Israeli state did not exist at all."
Eric Dondero served as former senior aide to Paul when he was a U.S. Congressman from 1997 to 2003, and worked closely with the candidate as an aide since 1988.
"I've noticed in some media that my words have been twisted and used for an agenda from both sides," Dondero wrote, explaining from the outset why he had decided to set forth his views in such a blunt manner, on the site that he chose. "I wish to set the record straight with media that I trust and know will get the story right: conservative/libertarian-conservative bloggers."
Ron Paul is not a racist, Dondero wrote. "I never heard a racist word expressed towards Blacks or Jews come out of his mouth. Not once," he wrote. "Is Ron Paul an Anti-Semite? Absolutely No. As a Jew, (half on my mothers side), I can categorically say... No slurs. No derogatory remarks."
However, the candidate's feelings about Israel versus the Palestinian Authority are another matter entirely, Dondero wrote.
"He is however, most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general. He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all. He expressed this to me numerous times in our private conversations. His view is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the America taxpayer. He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs."
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No wonder he’s getting support from Democrats.
WOW so Ron Paul hates Jews..now THAT is breaking news/sarc
...Maybe a grudge? Or some Blackmail in the futume.
That is an anti-semite? Somehow I didn't get antisemite from the article, even if the article said he didn't like Israel.
That would be like saying someone who doesn't like Canada hates white people.
I just pray that Ron Paul does NOT get the GOP nomination. There is a reason why Democrats support this guy, they know what will happen if he gets the nomination..and its downright scary, it will be between a whack job anti semite and a Communist
Until I heard it straight from Paul's mouth, it's political smear as far as I'm concerned.
I don't agree with everything Paul supports, but he is the closest candidate to a true constitutionalists.
Paul, regardless of all the nutball comments, is an accomplished individual. Served in the armed services, attended college and became a doctor, then has served ten terms in the congress.
He has been the most consistent representative on record with regards to fiscal policy.
Say what you will about Ron Paul, he is principled, consistent and conservative.
A dead giveaway of a JINO (Jew in name only). You can't be "half-Jewish" on your mother's side because "Jewishness" is passed down through the mother.
He didn’t say “half-Jewish”, he said Jew. If Paul gets the nomeination, we’re all screwed of course, but I’m starting to think it’s way too late anyway. Save yourselves.
And in my state (Virginia), the only two people going to be on the ballot will be Romney and Paul (not sure if write-ins are allowed for primaries or not). Might just not vote. Argh. Oy. Crud.
I pray that he does. Not wanting the U.S. to be an Israeli vassal is not the same as being anti-Semitic.
Wait? This guy was an aide to Ron Paul for over a decade?
I guess Ron Paul makes his own case that you can't believe this guy . . . or Ron Paul.
Oh. Merry Christmas and beware of those Trilateralist boogiemen in your closet.
I know a Jew! And he told me it was the Massad or them there disgruntled Jew fellas what done blowed up the World Trade Center. Signed - Your Friend Ron.
I saw that on Special Report. Just makes you shake your head to think that this....I hesitatate to use the word ‘loon’ so let me use one that’s much worse - fanatic....is going to win a national presidential caucus.
Don’t do this to the country, Iowa. Ya want to not go with the flow, then vote Rick Santorum. You put Paul at the top, no one should ever pay attention to Iowa again. This is worse than boosting Robertson, who was a good man but had no place on the presidential stage.
hesitatate = hesitate
I don’t think you should trust “accomplished individuals” who make “nutball comments” with nuclear devices. I don’t think people who want to erase entire countries for fiscal reasons are actually conservative, and even if they are, I live in the country he would rather not have around. I view his fiscal conservatism the way I view that crazed gunman who was obsessed with proper grammar. I like proper grammar, too. I also like fiscal conservatism. But I wouldn’t vote for a crazy person if I were you.
I'm not sure this is true, but I do know that the last thing the Republican party, and some here on FR, want is a candidate who is a principled, consistent conservative.
Being anti jew and anti Israel is very different. Thats like saying he’s anti-Taiwan and wish it didn’t exist, but not racist. Still... its not a good policy position to take. The bottom line, they exist and what are you going to do with it? If your policy is to help wipe those countries out, thats appalling
I’ll even concede Ron Paul isn’t anti-Semitic. Not wanting there to be an Israel, however, is not the same thing as not wanting America to be an Israeli vassal. I don’t want America to be an Israeli vassal, either, and I’m also not anti-Semitic. But I’m also opposed Iran developing nuclear weapons, and I’m also not nuts.
This is all just so troubling. After spending 3 days with family and friends I have now stated publicly that I’m so disappointed in how this election is turning out. Not going to stop me from voting, but just so damned sad for all of us. And don’t have a clue who to vote for in primary. :( (Never will be RP that’s for sure)
I can understand Ron Paul policy of non-interference but
Is this statement true
Ron Paul will criticize Israel
Ron Paul will not criticize Arab nations
Wouldn’t that be interfering. You’re taking a side