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Sen. Paul: End Aid to Palestinian Government until They Recognize Israel’s Right to Exist

Will introduce measure this week in Congress
http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1144

Apr 28, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul today released the following statement regarding his measure to make future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon agreeing to a ceasefire and recognizing the right of Israel to exist:

"The recent announcement of a Fatah-Hamas unity agreement brings both danger and opportunity to the peace process, and the next five weeks may prove critical.

Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with an entity that does not believe it should exist and that has used terrorist tactics to seek its end.

That being said, the new unity government has a chance to put itself on the record as clearly believing in the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state, as Israel recognizes the right of a Palestinian state to exist. It should also declare an immediate and lasting ceasefire to enable negotiations.

If that is accomplished swiftly, the peace process can move forward with two willing partners.

In the absence of such a clear, unambiguous statement on the part of the newly unified Palestinian government, the United States should act to enforce the law and cut off aid to the Palestinian government until they recognize Israel's right to exist.

I will introduce a measure when Congress returns this week to make all future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon this statement, with a cutoff date of five weeks from now if, upon its formation, the new government does not take this vital step toward peace."

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Israel, Palestine, and the USA

Rand Paul wants to end US aid to Palestine until their government recognizes "Israel's 'right to exist'".

I don't see what Palestine is doing with US "Aid", but IF you have the countries in the region receiving "Aid", why not end such "aid" to Israel, until it recognizes Palestine's "right to exist"?

Make's no sense, but then nothing about the DC/NWO's government "aid" to governments in the region makes sense, does it?

Of course, the only losers are American taxpayers.

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

Rand,

you are losing me, sir. Fast.

WHO AMONG AMERICAN POLITICIANS WILL PUT THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ABOVE THE INTERESTS OF ISRAEL??

CAN WE GET ONE FRIKIN' CANDIDATE WHO WILL DO THIS???????

Right. Rand Paul is an incredible pain.

Who does he think he is to save the tax payer money.

We should be dumping even more foreign aid on Palestine!!!

Séamusín

All I read was

Rand was proposing cutting foreign aid. How could you disagree?

He has been proposing degrees of cuts since his election to office. This happens to be more specific and timely thus momentum.

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Rand, you restored my Apathy

I'm not sending any more money. I'm happy to dish out the $10 per month to the Ron Paul Channel even though I hardly ever watch it. It's a decent product and I am happy to support it, like Juice Rap News and my local PBS channel. I might purchase Dr. Paul's curriculum at some point, but those hundreds of dollars sent to his campaign went nowhere. No more sending dough to these clowns. RandPAC, C4L, unsubscribe. I'm out.

All you idiots give me apathy

You purists always lament and owe the day away without looking at the political reality. Sorry times have changed since his father. The difference this time is we are going to win and apparently without the minuscule purist vote. I am purely libertarian so much so that I realize those ideals are too pure for the political machinations that run things but know you guys siti outside the bubble and judge and keep your purity while me and Rand will get our,hands dirty and work in the mud.

First of all he is calling for an end to foreign aid to country's that burn our flag and now Palestine.

Good luck

I am truly a fan of Rand and you too JoeMO. I hope you guys prove me wrong, but I don't think you will and I am not signing up for another cycle of this abusive relationship that you call political reality. That's not being a purist, that's being a pragmatist. You remember how this thing goes: "Thank you for your generous donation, you are changing the world, can you send $25 more? PS. Can you send $10 more? PPS. Benton spent that, can you send $5 more? PPPS it doesn't matter because Sheldon Adelson just gave Ted Cruz a billion dollars." My stomach turns just thinking about it.

So we "purusts" as you call us should become a little more...

...LIBERAL in your view? Why do we have to be so damned PRINCIPLED?

In case you didn't know, it was his unwavering PRINCIPLES which attracted us to Ron Paul in the first place.

There are plenty of hypocrites and compromisers in politics who you can support. The congress is full of them.

But Dr. Paul was special in that he remained true to his ideals - which happened to be the correct ideals.

Rand should not have singled out the Palestinians to cow down to Israel in my opinion. Why not just advocate ending aid to every nation and leave it at that?

But now he has alienated one group for the support of another group when in fact, we unconstitutionally give aid to BOTH groups.

By the way, if you support Rand admonishing the Palestinians, then when can we expect to him to advocate SPECIFICALLY ending all aid to Israel?

Probably never. It's one-sided because the Jewish lobby and Jewish political contributors have nice deeeeeep pockets.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Keep going Senator Paul - Don't stop there. End aid to EVERY...

...country INCLUDING (and especially) Israel.

God I wish Rand were as principled as his father.

NOWHERE in our Constitution does it authorize our federal government to take ONE PENNY from American citizens and give it to ANY foreign government.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Including...

...but not "especially".

We should "especially" stop aiding countries like Saudi Arabia that acquit men who rape and torture little girls, based on Islamic law.
Nations that keep women, and non-Muslims as second-class citizens. Unlike Israel.
Muslim nations that allow "honor killings", stoning to death of young girls for NOT wanting to marry much older men in arranged marriages.
Nations who keep their people in dirt-poor conditions, and under the oppression of totalitarian theocratic regimes, despite the $Billions in "aid" their rulers receive from the U.S. government.

Since Jewish people began returning to Israel in 1948, the land went from scorched desert, to lush gardens and fruit orchards across the land. Just as the Bible said would happen. The free-market economy and agriculture is thriving in Israel. Most of the "aid" given to Israel is necessarily spent here in the U.S., unlike "aid" sent to other nations. Israel also provides foreign aid of their own to many countries in need as well.

Israel is the freest nation in the middle-east. It's really pathetic how so-called "liberty-lovers" can't seem to grasp that concept. The Hate is totally baseless, one-sided, and is mostly due to band-wagon jumpers and crowd followers buying into the neo-Nazi propaganda.

That does not mean I support every single action of the Israeli government. Just like certainly don't support every action of my government. But Israel is still the freest nation in that region, by far, though it is very tiny geographically.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Please explain why you hold

Please explain why you hold the citizens of a dictatorship like Saudi Arabia more responsible for evil policies than you do the citizens of an educated, democratic nation like Israel?

Desert Bloomism: The Israeli myth that won’t spoil or wither

You need to learn the real history, not the one according to Zionism.

The truth is the Palestinian soil didn’t require expert Jewish agricultural know-how to produce fruits and vegetables. Pre-Israel Palestine was not quite the barren dustbowl of Zionist fantasy – far from it.

In December 1945 and January 1946, a Survey of Palestine was conducted and published by British Mandate authorities on behalf of the UN. The survey revealed that the land was rather prosperous for Arab Palestinians and Jewish farmers alike.

"During the 1944-1945 planting season, nearly 210,000 tons of grain were cultivated in Palestine, of which 193,376 tons were Arab crops, compared to 16,579 tons of Jewish crops. Almost 80,000 tons of olives were cultivated that year, over 78,000 tons of which were grown by Arab Palestinians. Of the over 244,800 tons of vegetables produced in Palestine that season, Arab farmers were responsible for more than 189,000 tons; of the 94,700 tons of fruit, Arab orchards produced 73,000 tons. Almost all of the region’s citrus groves were Palestinian owned and operated. Nearly 143,000 tons of melons were cultivated, over 135,600 tons of which were Arab-produced, while almost all of the more than 1,680 tons of tobacco grown were on Arab farms, as were 20,000 tons of figs and 3,000 tons of almonds. Eighty percent of the 40-50,000 tons of grapes and 4-5 million liters of wine were produced in Arab vineyards. The survey found that in Jericho, Tiberias, and in the central coastal plain, “about 60 per cent. of the area (nearly 8,000 dunums) planted with bananas is Arab owned.” The overall price of the Palestinian agricultural yield that season was more than £21,800,000. Jewish cultivation was responsible for nearly £4,711,000 compared with Palestinian Arab production of over £17,100,000, accounting for almost 80% of total value."

No source, or link?

It is pretty standard to provide a link to your source, for numbers like that.

Your numbers are funny, seeing as how the U.N. wasn't established until late 1945.
So how could the UN order the British to take a census of the agriculture in 'Palestine' in 1944-45 when the U.N. organization hadn't even been established until late (after harvest) 1945?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations

And you are claiming the British, under U.N. orders, actually did a survey distinguishing Arab-Muslim crops, from Jewish crops?

And they got all those numbers accurate?

All that during and immediately after WW2?

I've got to call BS, seeing as how you've provided no link...

And those numbers don't provide a ratio of Arab population to Jewish population. This is supposedly 1944-45, and Jews are still refugees all across Europe and the Mid-East and North Africa. They hadn't gotten back to Israel yet. And there was still a significant, productive, and established Jewish population based on those numbers, despite it being pre-1948. So just goes to show Jews have always been there, and it was always Israel to Jews.

Overall the numbers are highly suspect, and even if 100% accurate, doesn't mean anything.

Fact is Israel produces a lot more agriculturally, and exports that wealth around the world, than it ever did before.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Your Zionist indoctrination must have begun at a very young age.

Buy this book and read:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0887282113/thehomeofa...

A Survey of Palestine : Prepared in December, 1945 and January, 1946 for the Information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (Volume 1 of 3) Hardcover – January 1, 1991.

"Overall the numbers are highly suspect, and even if 100% accurate, doesn't mean anything." It means you're a liar. I've just refuted your frivolous claim.

What are the effects of Rand’s actions here?

If Rand Paul turns the Paul name into a curse I will spend the rest of my political life shaming him and his family. It was supposed to be a blessing having at least one family as true statesmen, IN D.C., of the old republic, there is too much theater and not enough of us in politics to start another “end the fed” movement from scratch, we must know we cause his effects, not the other way around. THIS IS NOT THE RAND PAUL PARTY

Are we sure that what Rand is doing is hurting Palestine and not rescuing Palestine from a proxy that they do not want?

How do we know that the aid is not really arms?

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Are there ANY candidates

that will put the interests of the United States of America above those of Israel??

Please show yourselves!!!

Rand, you have disappointed us on the Israeli issue time after time. IS THERE ANYONE NOT BEHOLDEN TO THEM??

Libertarians like us should thank our lucky stars..

.. that we are even playing their game.

But for families like the Pauls we libertarians would already have been equated to anarchist fringe groups and progressivism would be all there is for the cause of liberty in Washington.

It may be possible that no matter where you stand in the political sphere even if you are a Rand Paul, you must admit to yourself once you have scaled the ladder of truth that Israel is in complete and effective control over the U.S. federal gov’t and all of its actors. It is a hard issue to admit, one wants to just start kicking and screaming.. but when you are the only politician shining from the old republic would you continue to play politics in Washington or would you leave D.C. to Israel?

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

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Why is Rand hellbent on ending aid to Pakistan?: Revenge.

Rand wants to teach those Pakistanis a lesson. They jailed Dr. Shakil Afridi, the doctor who supposedly led the CIA and Navy Seals to bin Laden in 2011. Rand has wanted to do this for the last 1.5 years (see links below); it's old news. Are there other ways to get this doctor released other than to cut off aid to Pakistan?

How about going up the food-chain of our own government? Has Rand done that already? Rand is upset that he has gotten nowhere with Reid, Kerry, the State Department, Obama, the DoD, or Pakistan. If all of that has been attempted and failed, then the answer is that our government wants this physician imprisoned to keep his mouth shut about the details of the bin Laden raid. Rand must realize that, so why continue trying?
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Sen. Paul vows to press vote on Pakistan aid cutoff after jailed doc speaks out
Published September 11, 2012
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/10/sen-paul-vows-to-...
Sen. Paul Issues Letter to Sen. Reid Regarding Pakistan Detention of Dr. Afridi
Sep 10, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Sen. Rand Paul issued the following letter to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) regarding Dr. Shakil Afridi's detention in Pakistan and news reports that he has suffered extensive torture at the hands of the Pakistani government for his role in helping the U.S. get Osama bin Laden. Below is the text of that letter.

Sen. Paul also released the following statement today, underlining his desire to bring this issue to the floor of the Senate as soon as possible.
http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=594
Dr. Shakil Afridi helped U.S. find bin Laden, he should be freed from jail
By: Sen. Rand Paul - 10/15/2012 02:00 PM
I think that most Americans remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2011. I believe they also remember where they were on May 2, 2011, when SEAL Team 6 infiltrated the compound and killed Osama bin Laden.

In the weeks leading up to that attack on the compound by SEAL Team 6, there was a doctor in Pakistan who helped us determine bin Laden’s exact location. Doctors are not soldiers, but doctors are taught to heal and to help. Dr. Shakil Afridi helped in the only way he knew how—through the use of his medical practice.

Dr. Afridi is a Pakistani doctor who risked his own life to provide us with information that confirmed the particular location of the compound that housed bin Laden and his family.
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/15/rand-paul-dr-shakil-af...
Doctor who helped CIA find Osama Bin Laden has sentenced reduced [to 23 years]
March 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/03/15/Doctor-who...

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Okay but what does that have

Okay but what does that have to do with Palestinian?

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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There are no buts if you accept this 1 & 1/2 year old story.

It surfaced after the Pakistani doctor was arrested. Is that a coincidence? Since that time, Rand has wanted to end aid to Pakistan. Where did I mention anything about a Palestinian issue?

Besides

he says to "continue to receive aid" they must what? stop violence and say uncle. how about the same for Israel: stop the violence and say uncle.

didn't ron paul refer to gaza as a concentration camp? come on people.

Another fine example

Just another fine example of Rand Paul's true colors.

But will his blind followers open their eyes to see them?????

I doubt it

Just in Rand Paul backs the American INdian

Rand claims that the American Indian have a right to return to their homeland and that the Federal Government MUST recognize the Indian Nation as the only legitimate government of the area called USA.

SO there is some political football. Oh I guess the American Indian does not have the same rights as the Jew Zionists have, right.

Well Rand is the champion of the zio's perhaps he will take up the American Indian cause next.

sovereign

So here we see the great political football player

Kick the victims and praise the zionist. Shame on you Rand Paul.

sovereign

Rand Paul - Collectivist.

Rand Paul has no problem putting guns to heads of working Americans in order to take their money and give it to his political pals overseas.
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They remain in power because they control the flow of welfare and influence.
Therefore we shall never see a Libertarian in the White House.

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Israel $3.1B - 99.3% military. Pakistan $1.2B - 4% military.

Per capita total foreign aid:
Israel $408.40 (99% military)
Pakistan $6.38 (96% staying alive)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid
Which one would you enact legislation to cut? This bill is a pathetic attempt to assuage TPTB.

This is

about Palestine not Pakistan -_-

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

excellent post SteveMT

but i'm afraid the denial around here might even overtake the mindless zeal of the obamazoids of days past.

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Thanks, davyC

I want my knight in shining armor, too. His name is Ron Paul. I'm living in the past also with ever continuing zeal about what this man has inspired in me. I'm an idealist trying to be consistent about what people say and do, not how to spin what they say to make it acceptable. I'm not going to put lipstick on a pig for either Sarah Palin or Rand Paul or even Ron Paul.