Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Ron Paul Condemned for Plans to Address Anti-Semitic Catholic Group

September 9, 2013 9:10 pm 7 comments

Cong. Ron Paul. Photo: Wiki Commons.

JNS.org Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, has been condemned for plans to speak at a conference hosted by the Fatima Center, an anti-Semitic fringe Catholic group.

“For Ron Paul to associate himself with such a disreputable, hateful religious movement is simply beyond comprehension,” American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Director David Harris said in a statement.

According to AJC, the Fatima Center is a fringe Catholic group led by Father Nicholar Grunner, who was suspended by the Catholic Church in 1996. Grunner rejects Nostra Aetate, a Second Vatican Council ruling that disavowed anti-Semitism and ushered in a new era of positive Jewish-Catholic relations. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, has also accused Grunner of anti-Semitism.

Paul, who planned to deliver the keynote address at the Fatima Center gala dinner on Sept. 11, is known for his staunch libertarian and isolationist views, including reducing American military aid to Israel. Based on these views and other alleged remarks calling for Israel to be abolished, some have accused Paul of anti-Semitism. But Paul has flatly denied those allegations and says he is pro-Israel.

His son, Rand Paul, is currently a Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky.

7 Comments

  • I always felt in my gut that Ron Paul was an anti-Semite. I mean when somebody today calls themselves an “isolationist” that is really just a veiled attempt at justifying a refusal to get involved in protecting Israel.
    A libertarian? Excuse me, but what the fuck is that really? Clint Eastwood calls himself a libertarian and his stupid wife cannot distinguish that from a liberal. Really, a ‘libertarian’ is an ultra- conservative who cannot tolerate the government telling him what to do as opposed to a staunch conservative who wants the government around still to enforce laws involving decency and morality. The difference? simple. The former (probably including Ron Paul)probably covertly support those guys in the white sheets.

  • I SEE THE BIASED MEDIA IS STILL AT IT. THEY FOCUSED ON DOCTOR PAUL LAST ELECTION, AND HAD HIM DESTROYED FROM THE BEGINNING, NOW THEY ARE HOPING TO DO THE SAME TO HIS SON. THE LEFT, ESPECIALLY LIBERALS, FEAR HIM . HE HAS ALREADY PROVEN HE IS A FIGHTER, AND NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP TO THE GOVERNMENT. SMEARING HIS FATHERS NAME IS THEIR PLAN TO GET AT RAND PAUL….. SOMEHOW, I DON’T THINK IT WILL WORK THIS TIME. PEOPLE ARE FINALLY GETTING INVOLVED AND STARTING TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES, AND CHECKING OUT FACTS. I STAND WITH RAND, AND TED CRUZ

    • Looks to me like Ron Paul, without media help, is doing a good job of destroying his son’s chances to make it to the White House. And before you turn on the Paulista Flaming, know that I support Rand Paul.

  • He is not ‘isolationist’. He advocates free trade with all nations. He is smeared by media (inclusive) because he opposes regime change and/or bombing other countries which pose no threat to the sovereignty of the USA or it’s citizens at home. Dr Paul does not advocate ‘reducing’ military aid to Israel: he supports cutting ALL taxpayer aid to ALL countries, whether such aid be military, disaster relief, or propping up friendly dictators. Although this hit piece is written as an editorial (intentionally or not) you should QUOTE Dr Paul in his call for’ Israel to be abolished’, but since publishing such a quote would be libel, it won’t happen.

  • Once a Nazi always a Nazi. A look at his entire career shows that this is entirely consistent for him. Of course he denies he is anti-Semitic. Not many anti-Semites will openly acknowledge the fact, at least not those in politics. Paul is simply following his heartfelt beliefs. As for his libertarianism, that is as much a fraud as he. He is for a full fledged fascist assault on individual liberties, from a strictly theocratic-fascist perspective. His only claim to libertarianism is a belief that government should not regulate business. So, in addition to his fascist social views, he wholeheartedly supports unsafe products, tainted food, and all the other blatant accomplishments of the anti-government regulation cohort.

  • LOLOL does everything have to be anti-semitic to the Jews?

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition. Comments written in all caps will be deleted.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

    Read more →
  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

    Read more →
  • Features Opinion For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I started my position at this news service in July 2011, Gross had been imprisoned in Cuba since December 2009 for what that country called “crimes against the state.” Gross, a subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development, went to Cuba to help the Jewish community there access the Internet. After his arrest, he received a trial he describes as a “B movie,” […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Features New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I was struck by the sheer genius of the financiers who devised the schemes and packaged the loans for resale, but it left me with unanswered questions about how the properties these loans represented were moved. “The Big Short” was largely about paper transactions, big money, and wealthy investors, and it mildly touched on the way the actual end-users — the home buyers and brokers — played into this […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Book Reviews Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t generally refer to them as witches! Shrinks; The Untold Story of Psychiatry, by Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, is a sobering account of how psychiatry has swung from a marginal, unscientific mixture of weird theories into one of the most common and pervasive forms of treatment of what are commonly called “disorders of the mind.” Is it […]

    Read more →