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August 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Romney’s VP Pick Paul Ryan, a Friend to Israel

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected 42-year-old Paul Ryan, a Republican congressman from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, as his vice-presidential running mate over the weekend. Ryan is perceived to be a very supportive voice for 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,” Ryan has said. “America should not pressure Israel to agree to a peace deal that is unlikely to result in peace and security,” he also wrote on his website.

Ryan visited Israel in 2005 with a delegation of newly elected Republican congressman, organized by the American Israel Education Foundation.

Kory Bardash, co-chairman of  Republicans Abroad in Israel , who recently met Ryan at a Republican summit in Park City, Utah, spoke highly of the vice-presidential candidate.

“He has co-sponsored pro-Israel legislation, he is very strong against pressuring Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians, and he is very critical of Hamas, which he called ‘an Islamic terrorist organization,'” Bardash said.

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  • Michael Koenigsberg

    What is wrong with all of you.Rommney and Ryan will destroy the middle class.the poor and the seniors.Iam a Jew and a senior.Obama would not have been my choice,but in comparison to the Rommney Ryan ticket-he is a saint.I am along standing supporter of The IDF and other Israeli and Jewish Charities.If you want to destroy the middle class ,the poor and the seniors then vote Rebublican.Ryan is a catholic.Boeth the Catholic Bishops and the Nuns denounced Ryans budget.Most American Jews will not vote Republican.

  • rofedoc

    Romney/Ryan have my vote

  • Obama is a close friend with Rashid Khalidi who supports the PLO Charter which calls for the murder of six million Jews. He toasts Khalidi whenever he gets the chance….Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney. By virtue of the fact that do not surround themselves with antisemites(Khalidi, Rev Wright, etc) they are already more of a friend to the Jews and Israel than Obama. One should also remember the words of Dr Martin Luther King from March 1968: If you are anti Zionist then you are antisemetic.