Rand Paul’s New Message on IsraelSubmitted by Neotheone on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:31
The headline above comes directly from a WaPo blog post. The neocons are really pumping up Rand Paul.
Jennifer Rubin, the author of the blog post, writes yet another column about him:
Rand Paul has received some criticism for his own regarding Israel. This year he hung up a vote in the Senate on Iran sanctions. That, along with his previously emphatic statements against foreign aid, have given the appearance of being anti-Israel. Others, unfairly in our view, attribute his father’s views to him.
I asked him if there is one perception about him that is particularly wrong. Without skipping a beat, he replied, “That I am unfriendly to Israel.” He is going to Israel for the first time. He told me, “We’ll have some meetings with political leaders. I want to hear from all sides.”
Then she brings out the heavy artillery, a "pro-Israel leader" and a Zionist-Christian leader to comment on Rand:
Christian Zionists appear willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, for now. One pro-Israel leader says, “The question before me is if he is different than his dad — smarter than his dad – or just making the right noise.” He adds wryly, “Evangelicals believe in forgiveness.”