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New: Rand Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2014

PRESS RELEASE:

Bill ends foreign aid to Palestinian government

Apr 29, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul today introduced the Stand with Israel Act of 2014. This legislation halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian government until they agree to a ceasefire and recognize the right of Israel to exist. The bill, S. 2265, can be found HERE and below:

"Today, I introduced legislation to make all future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon the new unity government putting itself on the record recognizing the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state and agreeing to a lasting peace."

TEXT:
"Prohibition on Foreign Assistance.

(a) In General. Except as provided under subsection (b) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.

(b) Exception. The prohibition under subsection (a) shall have no effect for a fiscal year if the President certifies to Congress during that fiscal year that the Palestinian Authority has --
(1) Formally recognized the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state;
(2) Publicly recognized the state of Israel;
(3) Renounced terrorism;
(4) Purged all individuals with terrorist ties from security services;
(4) Terminated funding of anti-American and anti-Israel incitement;
(5) Publicly pledged to not engage in war with Israel; and
(6) Honored previous diplomatic agreements."

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rand

rand better wake up and look at where the world is going with this Boycott divest sanction movement against israel.

globalist zionist kissinger said himself , israel will not exist in 10 years.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Because Kissinger is not a Zionist

...he is a globalist, period.

He could care less about a Jewish nation. He is an atheist, and a NWO globalist.

If it wasn't for the UN and globalist interventionism, the Israel/Palestine conflict would have been resolved a LONG time ago, and Israel would have won easily.

All Muslims would have the same rights and freedoms under the law as Jews do in Israel, just as it currently is for the 20% Arab-Muslim population in Israel. One nation, Israel, and if you kill your fellow citizens for any reason, you are a murderer and are punished as such.

2-State "solution" will result in never ending conflict. No wonder Kerry and the globalist advocate for 2 states.

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

how about the blockade?

Rand is trying real hard to appease the Zionists, but I don't think they'll forgive him for having Ron as a father. Plus, they have too many other candidates they see as totally subservient whose name isn't Paul. Rand says no foreign aid unless they sing our tune, but Rand would probably also say lift the blockade so that the Palestinians can try to fend for themselves - then right away he's back in the bad books of the Zionists.

Low hanging fruit.

Ya'll might forget, Rand IS on record as saying we should eliminate ALL foreign aid. Did that happen however? Obviously not. So he starts with the low hanging fruit. At the very least, the DC folks should support cutting aid to Palestine under current conditions.
You guys just want to hate him though, so you forget what he has said in the past. You act like if he really meant cutting all foreign aid, that it somehow would magically be done by now.
You'd rather have him introduce a bill cutting all foreign aid to everyone and be laughed out of the Senate having accomplished nothing.
Instead, he introduces a bill trying to cut at least some foreign spending in an area where he is most likely to get the most support.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Brilliant!

He introduces a bill to cut off aid to a foreign country, and advertises it as "standing" with Israel. His political opponents are put on the spot. Brilliant!

Cutting foreign aid - any foreign aid - is a good thing. When he starts campaigning to increase aid to Israel, then I will be concerned.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

your first

point is well taken. the 2nd however doesn't hold up since if israel continues to get the same aid which already far surpasses palestine and much is heavy weapon oriented,(and palestine gets zero) then there's no real reason to increase israel's.

here's an interesting tidbit i just remembered nutandyahoo has gone on record saying they don't need or want US aid, that they can take care of themselves. makes you wonder.

Wake up!

Now do you know why he backed Romney instead of his Dad?

He's a Flip Flopper just like Romney.

You first :P

A flip-flopper, for what? Setting a new precedence that issuing foreign aid needs to have an adult discussion and outlined intentions? That if we are going to continue dumping millions of dollars on foreign nations, then we better be receiving every ounce of benefit from such an arrangement? You're upset that Rand has essentially displayed exactly how the congress can cut foreign aid, nation by nation, even while reaffirming that we don't have the money anyway? That he managed to do this in a way that will quiet those wishing to call him names, and even make the opposition look hypocritical?

Also, gtf-over the 'Romney endorsement.' He said they come from similar families and share family values. It was hardly a compliment, let alone an endorsement ^_^ The RNC would have ended exactly the same, except after the election, the talking heads would point to "libertarians like Rand Paul" for Pugs losing to Obama.

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Rand Paul:gov't is inherently bad at picking winners and losers.

Why doesn't Rand actually believe what he said earlier this year? The facts speak for themselves. Government cannot pick winners and losers in the auto industry, banking, finance, and especially sovereign nations. Consistency is what matters. History is a bitch, so is hypocrisy. This bill is picking both a winner and a loser. Get real Rand. Start practicing what you preach.
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Senator Rand Paul – Response: State of the Union 2014
Published on 28 January 2014
"Because government is inherently bad at picking winners and losers."
http://www.randpaul2016.com/2014/01/senator-rand-paul-respon...

What's good for the goose...

In all fairness, why does Israel get any financial aid from us? The USS Liberty, 911, Jonathan Pollard, & other atrocities committed against us. Their own holy book, the Talmud, teaches them to lie, cheat, steal, & even kill all gentiles & we give them money. History shows us this is the most evil race that ever lived. While this is a shrewd move on Rand's part, the Palestinians have never done anything to hurt us. Don't forget who owns the U.S. media. That's why they always look good on paper & the Palestinians are whacko baby killers.

Certainly not defending Israel govt ... or this move ...

But I just had to point out the collectivist foundations of everything you're saying:

"..financial aid from US"

"teaches THEM to lie, cheat, steal, even kill"

"Most evil race"

etc

I see people casually summing up millions of individuals with words, and offhandedly assuming the people are responsible for the policies actions of a narcissistic parasitic elite .. and I cringe.

Please never forget the victims in all of this are the ordinary people on every side that have NOTHING TO DO with the decisions any of these so-called leaders are making ... on every side.

A friendly and even-handed step?

"Ending interventionism in the Middle East and replacing it with friendship and even-handedness would be a welcome first step." (Ron Paul)

http://www.dailypaul.com/293905/ron-paul-on-our-friend-israe...

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I thought how much money are

I thought how much money are we talking about for Israel and Palestine.
Turns out:
Israel Hayom recently reported that the United States will give Israel $3.4 billion ($9.3 million per day)in defense aid for the fiscal year 2014.
then
The total since 1949 dollar amount of support to Israel is 121,190.804 million dollars
from: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf
compared to:
In line with Obama Administration requests, funding levels for Palestine declined slightly in FY2013, with the new baseline of overall annual assistance closer to $440 million. The post-2007 annual average of U.S. bilateral assistance is substantially greater than the approximate annual average of $170 million from
2000-2007 and $70 million from 1994-1999.
from:
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22967.pdf
So I'm wondering if it was just to bring forth the stark contrast that Rand and co. did this.

The truly sad part is...

that no matter how much he grovels before that poor little innocent nation of eternal victims, they will never let him become president anyway. It's all a tragic and pathetic waste of time, and frankly I'm surprised Rand doesn't seem to be aware how treacherous these people are.

Would you like him better if

Would you like him better if he did nothing?

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You mean like Ron Paul "did nothing?" Yes!

The less government does, the better. The more the government tries to fix their mistakes, the worse they become. Doing nothing at this point would be a good thing. Being consistent would also be a good thing.

How about we introduce and

How about we introduce and pass some bills in our favor. Yes, let's cut some foreign aid somewhere. Sound ok to you?

Amen

Amen

Renounce terrorism Purge

Renounce terrorism Purge individuals with terrorist ties. I guess Rand hasn't heard about the USS Liberty, Jonathan Pollard, Dancing Isrealis, white phosphorous or depleted uranium.

Excellent politics,,,

but it makes me want to puke none the less.

I would have taken it better if Rand had outlined what actions Israel must take to provide relief to the Palestinians that live in a concentration camp run by the Israeli's.

Blahhhhh......chunks!

One step forward

three steps back.

I might end up holding my nose and voting Rand against Hillary
but we're talking serious gag reflex to be overcome.

This is all about the Israelis avoiding meaningful peace talks
and Rand sucking up to the Zionist neocons (including the
wacko Evangelical ones - oh, yeah, let's rebuild the Temple
and bring on Armageddon so we can be taken up with the
elect, great idea...)

Note that Hamas recently agreed not to oppose the Palestinian Authority
recognizing Israel in the peace negotiations. Whereupon, Israel immediately
suspended participating because Hamas was involved.

Note that the issue is not about recognizing Israel at all, but that it be recognized
as a Jewish state. Huh? Maybe we should make it a requirement that the UK
be recognized as a Christian state, Thailand and Bhutan as Buddhist states,
Iran as an Islamic state...

Maybe Rand is doing this to

Maybe Rand is doing this to basically put a spotlight on the irony of all those other politicians who say that Israel is our friend but at the same time we give all kinds of money to the enemy of our "friend." By giving money we are funding their anti-Israel efforts. If they do not support this bill then they are basically saying that they do not stand with Israel while at the same time saying it in voice only. Not in the way that really matters. And they hopefully will all end up looking like hypocrites.

BTW, I'm not convinced that Israel is actually our friend, though. For some reason it always seems that Israel is all about Israel and nobody else. That's why they are always hitting us up for money to support their country.

Ultimately, it's my hope that this gets people thinking even more about all the money we send those countries while towns & cities in the US go bankrupt. Maybe more people will begin to realize that we should not be sending any other countries money, let the taxpayers keep it in their pockets.

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It may not seem like it but by making this Stand with Israel Act he may as well be proposing the above ones too. Israel arms CIA Al Qaeda terrorists using the Federal Reserve to intervene in foreign affairs.

Just cut all aid; the Palestinian Authority is a joke and Abbas is a shill for Israel anyways.

Don't forget that Rand is on the record to eliminate foreign aid

All of it.

Question. Will this bill make peace more likely, less likely or have no effect on the likelihood of peace in your opinion Veritas?

Let's hope he is sincere about doing that.

The way to 'help' Palestine is to help the people directly. It is detrimental to fund the corrupt pseudo-state. Food drops, building homes, providing fresh water etc is the right thing to do in terms of aid.

I don't think this does a thing for a chance at peace in the region. The Israeli's are some of the most racist people on the planet and it does not help that their government is filled with racist Roman-approved imperialists also. If anything it makes the people especially in Gaza more hostile towards the US/Israel partnership. I am skeptical though that the the aid was really aiding them that much in the first place, and the amount they are getting is nothing compared to amount of aid Israel receives; Obama pledged them something like 30 Billion over the course of 10 years.

Most likely it won't pass.

Most likely it won't pass. But for the record, Rand has introduced a plethora of bills to illuminate aid to certain countries for various reasons. Palestine is a top 5 receiver of aid. I think Rand is just trying to end aid somewhere...anywhere but they never pass it. It's a good way of exposing the crooks and a way of being on the record.

Hey, if it gets AIPAC's holy

Hey, if it gets AIPAC's holy seal of approval, why not? It's all about winning the White House right?

This was a pretty genius move

This was a pretty genius move if you think about it. It won't pass but at least he can say he isn't an anti Semite like his fathers. And why won't it pass??? Think about it. Plus you can add this to his plethora of bills for ending aid.

Hey Rand

Hey Rand, how bout you take all your ridiculous and hypocritical "conditions" and go fuck yourself with em

Way to throw away every last shred of dignity you had left...

If Rand is

playing a 'game of chess' like his appologists like to proclaim, he just sacrificed his Queen. Justin Raimondo gives an excellent speech 'Has the Israel Lobby Captured the Right', which was presented at the unreported NATIONAL SUMMIT TO REASSESS THE U.S. - ISRAEL "SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP", at the NPC on March 7, 2014.
http://natsummit.org/transcripts/Justin_Raimondo.htm

I would encourage everybody to take the time to read or watch the other presenters at the conference, who have the courage to risk their lives presenting the facts they have learned in their careers and current intel they have been privy to.