This accusation seems to stem from Congressman Paul’s policy of cutting off foreign aid to every country- including Israel. Some have somehow interpreted that to mean Ron Paul is anti-Israel.
An excerpt from The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul:
“I see no reason that our friendship with Israel cannot continue. I favor extending to Israel the same honest friendship that Jefferson and the Founding Fathers urged us to offer to all nations. But that also means no special privileges like foreign aid–a position I maintain vis-a-vis all other countries as well. That means I also favor discontinuing foreign aid to governments that are actual or potential enemies of Israel, which taken together receive much more American aid than Israel does. Giving aid to both sides has understandably made many Israelis and American Jews conclude that the American government is hypocritically hedging its bets.”
Regarding Israel’s self-defense and borders with the Palestinian people, Dr. Paul had this to say in response to President Obama’s Middle East policy address given on May 19th, 2011:
“Israel is our close friend. While President Obama’s demand that Israel make hard concessions in her border conflicts may very well be in her long-term interest, only Israel can make that determination on her own, without pressure from the United States or coercion by the United Nations.
Unlike this President, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs. There can only be peace in the region if those sides work out their differences among one another. We should respect Israel’s sovereignty and not try to dictate her policy from Washington.”
The facts do not support the claim.