Ron Paul: Respect Israel’s Sovereignty and Independence

People commonly criticize Ron Paul as being “anti-Semite” or “anti-Israel,” without taking the time to investigate Paul’s foreign policy and what benefits it would have to Israel. Paul proposes that Israel should control its own policies without the U.S. intervening every step of the way. What Israel does with its neighbors with regard to treaties, trade, and diplomacy is Israel’s business.

The United States, Paul says, should trade, talk, travel, and befriend Israel, but that friendship doesn’t equate to government foreign aid subsidized by U.S. taxpayers. Israel should not be dependent on the U.S., because this threatens their national sovereignty and independence. Paul stresses that Israel should be working toward self-reliance.

Is this a radical view? Perhaps it is a bit unconventional when compared to other Republicans and Democrats. But Paul is hardly anti-Israel or anti-Semite. Paul wants to treat all other nations, including Israel, as we ourselves would want to be treated. Trade, talk, travel, and befriend all those who are willing, but don’t overstep your bounds and prop up phony governments and tyrannical regimes under the guise of humanitarianism. Israel is a capable nation, and it can certainly survive and flourish without subsidies from U.S. taxpayers.

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