Israel | Sen. Rand Paul tells Israelis it’s time to wean off the U.S. dole
by Jill Nelson
Posted 2/22/13, 01:00 am
Israel was the first stop on what appears to be a resumé-building trek for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., perhaps on his way to a 2016 presidential bid.
More than 50 Christian and Jewish leaders accompanied the senator, including GOP chairs of Iowa and South Carolina—two key early primary states. The privately funded trip was portrayed as a “fact-finding” mission, but Paul made two public appearances during his first trip to the Holy Land.