Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rand Paul Offers Another Pro-Israel Bill; Meeting with Sheldon Adelson

National Journal reports:

Rand Paul is working hard to polish his pro-Israel credentials.

Hours before meeting on Tuesday with some of the nation's most influential and well-heeled Jewish GOP donors—including billionaire Sheldon Adelson—Paul introduced his second bill in as many years to cut off American foreign aid to the Palestinian government.

The "Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015" would cut off funding for the Palestinian government so long as it seeks recognition in the International Criminal Court, according to a Paul aide. The measure comes in addition to Paul's "Stand with Israel Act," introduced last year, which would end U.S. aid until the Palestinian Authority agreed to a cease-fire and recognized the state of Israel.

The dual measures are a sign of Paul's aggressive push to win over the pro-Israel hawks who have long dominated the Republican Party.

1 comment:

  1. Rand...just give up your US citizenship, join the IDF and move to Israel and get out of our lives. There's enough Israel worship here as it is. And for fuck's NOT the 51 state of the union!