This is more symbolism than anything else, but here we are -- at the outset of the 2016 cycle -- and the Zionist Organization of America is praising Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a guy who's been stressing his independence from his dad on affairs in the Middle East.
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has praised Senator Rand Paul’s (R–KY) call for stopping the sale of arms to the new, extremist, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating Islamist Egyptian regime of Mohamed Morsi.
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.”