Ron Paul: Not a Friend of Israel (or Jews?)

For those keeping up with the Republican primary and the incredible dunk tank quality it’s taken on, you know that it is Ron Paul’s turn to get wet (if he isn’t already soaked).

On the question of his alleged anti-Semitism and anti-Semitism and anti- lots of other things we were provided some damning insight the other day from Eric Dondero, his former senior aide for over a decade. Here’s his assessment of Ron Paul’s biases:

It’s a distinction worth drawing and there is certainly even a contingent of Jews who see themselves as sharing these anti-Zionist views. But Dondero also adds this aside, about Paul’s isolationism and this could make one stop and think:

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Gal Beckerman

Gal Beckerman

Gal Beckerman is the Forward’s Opinion Editor. He was previously an assistant editor at the Columbia Journalism Review where he wrote essays and media criticism. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and Bookforum. His first book, “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry,” won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award and the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, as well as being named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Contact Gal Beckerman at or follow him on Twitter at @galbeckerman

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