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Posted on 11/30/2012 5:12:06 PM PST by VitacoreVision
Brody File Exclusive: Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month
The Brody File just got an exclusive tip about an important trip Sen. Rand Paul is planning to the Middle East.
A top advisor to Rand Paul tells us that the senator will travel to Israel and Jordan for the first time to meet with leaders on all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
The trip will be privately funded, and The Brody File has learned that Sen. Paul will be accompanied by Christian and Jewish leaders. The trip is planned for January. They will tour all of the major historical and cultural sites.
Meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Jordan's King Abdullah, Mahmoud Abbas, and others have been requested.
Rand Paul is contemplating running for president in 2016 and so this visit to Israel will raise political eyebrows around the country. The trip is being organized by prominent evangelical activist David Lane. It was Lane who approached Paul about touring Israel.
Among the attendees will be some important evangelical figures from some key early primary states. Tamara Scott, the Iowa Chairwoman for Concerned Women for America will attend. Pastor Brad Sherman, who headed up the Iowa pastors for Huckabee effort in 2008, will be present along with Chad Connelly, the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.
Paul has taken criticism from some who think his desire to cut foreign aid is somehow an anti-Israel position. Evangelicals are the most ardent supporters of Israel and are extremely important in the GOP Primary process.
Paul's visit will be an important one that could pay dividends if he decides to run for The White House in 2016.
Good For Rand Paul!
He needs to know we are glad ...
I would say that Rand Paul clearly has his sites set on a 2016 run.
...if it is still there.
“I would say that Rand Paul clearly has his sites set on a 2016 run.”
He is probably the only Republican that I can still vote for. I don’t agree with him on everything but if the federal government is limited and abides by the Constitution then 90% of this country’s problems immediately vanish.
This man is running for prez, isn’t he, and I am interested. Keep the Rand news coming.
I will be happy to see Rand run in 2016. He’s a good guy. I don’t agree with him on everything, but that’s what Congress is for. He can always be trusted to defend liberty and capitalism, without folding like a cheap suit. I would hope that his trip to Israel convinces him that there are some nations that we have deep ties with who deserve support (although we should perhaps think of the fishing rod vs. fish scenario in all of our aid). What became clear at the recent UN vote is that we are funding countries (and certain globalist organizations) who work against our interest. All aid to the Caribbean, the Muslim world and Africa should be cut.
The problem I can see Rand having in 2016, is that the liberal media will try to tie him to all the controversial statements made by his father over the years. I hope he’s prepared for it. I’m not throwing my support behind any candidate yet, but this senator would make a fine president.