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The Sixth “Jewish” Thing About Paul Ryan

The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) released a list of “ten things every American Jew Should know about Mitt Romney.” All but one of the ten are largely issues that national Dems mentioned, such as Ryan voted to end Medicare as we know it… But one thing on the list, the sixth thing is nothing domestic: Read more »

Ryan Visited Israel in 2005

JPost Reports: Republican Vice Presidential contender Paul Ryan came to Israel in 2005 as part of a large Republican Congressional delegation hosted by the American Israel Education Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. On the trip he met with a wide array of Israeli political leaders, led by then-prime minister Ariel Sharon, and visited strategic sites in Jerusalem and Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon.

Republicans Abroad in Israel co-chairman Kory Bardash, who had breakfast with Ryan at a Republican summit in Park City, Utah, in June, called him “very enthusiastically pro-Israel and a political “superstar.”
Bardash said Ryan was impressed when he told him that he knew many immigrants to Israel from Wisconsin who would be voting in the US election.

Jewish Leaders: Romney VP Choice Very Pro-Israel

Arutz Sheva: Ryan, a Republican congressman from Wisconsin, has said that “America has no better friend in the Middle East than the nation of Israel. Not only is Israel the region’s only fully functioning democracy, with a government based on popular consent and the rule of law, but it is also a valuable ally against Islamic extremism and terrorism.”

On his web site, Ryan writes that Israel’s and America’s “shared democratic values and national interests are supported by maintaining a close friendship with Israel.” Although, he writes, “While I do not have a role in the diplomatic discussions over the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, America should not pressure Israel to agree to a peace deal that is unlikely to result in peace and security.”

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