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09-27-2007, 07:19 AM

Jews for Ron Paul Offended by Dr. Paul's Exclusion From Debate
Calls for Jewish Republicans to Boycott "Republican Jewish Coalition"

CONCORD, NH -- Calling on the Republican Jewish Coalition to change its criteria for inclusion in its Victory 2008 Republican Jewish Coalition Candidates Forum, Jews for Ron Paul for President Executive Director Jim C. Perry asked Jewish voters to avoid joining the organization that purports to be representing Jewish Republican voters. "The Republican Jewish Coalition has decided to exclude Dr. Ron Paul from their 'debate', not because of any objective criteria, but because they disagree with Dr. Paul on issues of foreign policy," he said.
The debate, to occur at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Independence Ballroom in Washington, DC on October 16, will feature Sam Brownback, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. Although Mike Huckabee was invited, he will not attend the forum. RJC Communications Director Shari Hillman wrote that "due to the limited time available for the event, the RJC could only include the top six candidates currently in the field." Yet by all objective criteria, Ron Paul is a top six contender, including:

* First place finishes in the Gaston County, NC, Strafford County, NH, DeKalb County, GA, Allegheny County, PA, and Maryland State Fair Straw Polls;

* Second place finishes in the Values Voters, Utah GOP, Cobb County, GA, Georgtown County, SC, and National Taxpayers Union Straw Polls;

* Third place finishes in the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, Illinois State Fair, and Texas Straw Polls;

* Fourth place finishes in the West Lafayette, IN, Students for Life America, and California Republican Assembly Straw Polls; and

* Fifth place in the Ames, IA Caucus.
"Congressman Paul has proven that he stands up for principle and doesn't pander to special interest groups. His voice should be heard at any serious Republican Presidential candidates forum," said Perry. "Hundreds of activists, Jewish and non-Jewish, have called and e-mailed to ask for Dr. Paul's inclusion in the Victory 2008 debate, but the Republican Jewish Coalition won't budge," he continued. "Instead, the RJC is asking those writing in to pay a membership fee, but what incentive is there for Ron Paul supporters to support an organization that is so clearly single-minded? The RJC has proven that they are not a serious organization, and we encourage Jewish voters not to support their Neo-Conservative agenda," concluded Perry.
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Jews for Ron Paul was formed in the Summer of 2007 to support the Presidential candidacy of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Dr. Paul is a respected fiscal and foreign policy expert and ten-term member of Congress who recently addressed the Johns Hopkins University School of International Affairs on the topic of "A Traditional Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy."
The Jews for Ron Paul Advisory Board members include: Steven R. Berger (Hingham, MA) of Adamas Partners; Dr. Walter E. Block (New Orleans, LA) of Loyola University; Jennifer R. Coffey (Andover, NH) of the Second Amendment Sisters; Rich Goldman (Baltimore, MD) of the Free State Project; Aaron Zelman (Hartford, WI) of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership; and member emeritas, Aaron Russo (1943-2007), the late prominent Hollywood film producer. Our Web site address is


09-27-2007, 07:21 AM
Message board 101...

don't make duplicate threads, why do so many people have problems with this simple concept?


09-27-2007, 07:22 AM
This is very important stuff and needs full attention.

09-27-2007, 07:27 AM
The other post was a thread on Dr. Paul being banned by a Jewish group. This one says another Jewish group will boycott the first one. This is a valid thread.

I'm not Jewish but I have seen some anti-semetic remarks here on occasionally (I know the difference between anti-semetic and anti-zionist). This thread points out there are Jews on our side. Good thread

09-27-2007, 08:58 AM
Jews and Christians should unite. People get confused because neocons have hijacked both religions, and make them thing that Zionism is representative of their religion. Nothing could be further from the truth

There are plenty of Jews against zionism, just like their are some Chrisiitans that see through it Unfortunately, if you are not Jewish, you are labled an Anti-Semite if you are against zionism. Having Jews speak out against them is very effective.

Many Jewish people are intelligent enough to know that the antisemetic remarks, are indeed ant Zionist, not anti Jewish. We need to work better on differentiating the 2.
I commend this Jews for Ron Paul group for speaking out.