Published On: Sun, Feb 3rd, 2013

ZOA celebrates Senator Rand Paul’s bill to stop the sale of weapons to Egypt, what is AIPACs position?

photo Ron Almo

photo Ron Almo

There are numerous Jewish-American groups throughout the country and one of them gave a “hats off” to the junior Kentucky Senator recently.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has praised Senator Rand Paul’s (R–KY) call for stopping the sale of arms to the Morsi government in Egypt.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said:

“We praise Senator Rand Paul’s efforts to halt the sales of U.S. arms to the Morsi regime in Egypt, a position we have been advocating ourselves.

“As we have argued, common sense and prudence dictate that the U.S. withhold all aid to Egypt until and unless Morsi gives a written commitment to observe the peace treaty with Israel; repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood platform and statements opposing peace, human rights and the Egyptian/U.S. alliance; and rescinds his pledge to work for freeing Islamist Sheikh Omar-Abdel Rahman, jailed by the U.S. for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people.”

Paul’s bill was “tabled” by a US Senate vote of 79-19 late last week. The Obama administration has already sent four F-16s to Egypt and is expected to send some 20 or more total.

Paul grilled new Secretary of State John Kerry last week on this crucial topic, interestingly, the pick favored by pro-Israel stalwart Bill Kristol, and Kerry clearly approved of the shipment of weapons.

One other interesting question remains– What is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC), the largest Jewish American organization,  position on the sale of high tech military hardware to an unstable Egypt?

The answer to that question is not clear.

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