Paul Reportedly Was involved In Racist, Anti-Semitic Newsletters
01/31/12
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 Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul reportedly signed off on racially charged newsletters in the 1990s, despite denying his involvement.

Paul said recently that he was not involved in the writing of and did not read the “Ron Paul Survival Report” pamphlets produced in the 1990s as part of a marketing campaign for a company and non-profit organization that was intertwined with his political career, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing three people with direct knowledge of his business.

According to the Post, the newsletters made derogatory and highly insulting statements about blacks and gays, and made anti-Semitic statements.

The newspaper's sources said Paul was deeply involved in Ron Paul & Associates, which produced the newsletters, and signed off on the articles.

The pamphlets came into the national spotlight during Paul's 2008 presidential bid.

“I never read that stuff. I was probably aware of it 10 years after it was written, and it’s been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this,” he said last month during an interview with CNN. 

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Being Jewish, I don't much appreciate anti-Semitism. However, I do feel annoyed with Israel constantly trying to solicit donations from NY Jews, like myself, and trying to get diaspora Jews to feel guilty and defensive.
To an extent, I dare say that I can sympathize to some extent with Ron Paul's isolationism. I see a dividing line between NY Jews and Israelis. To be more explicit, I do not feel that I, as an American Jew, should feel responsible for the fate of Israel, altough it is good to know that they offer citizenship to Jews from any country where Jews are being harassed. It's like a security blanket, which I hope I never have to use.

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