Anti-War Group Code Pink Counts Ron Paul in Their Camp on Israel Aid Opposition


Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Add Code Pink and Republican Rep. Ron Paul to that list.

The vehemently anti-war group is organizing a slew of events this weekend in opposition to the United StatesIsrael policy, to coincide with the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Ahead of the protests, a Code Pink activist suggested the group — at least when it comes to Israel — is actually on the same page as Paul, a libertarian and one of the first candidates to enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

“The Ron Paul people are closer and closer to our talking points with each election,” Code Pink activist Liz Hourican told

Hourican specifically was referring to Paul’s and Code Pink’s respective positions on U.S. aid to Israel — both have called for eliminating it. Code Pink, known for staging noisy disruptions at hearings and speeches where their topics of interest are being discussed, shares other common ground with Paul, like opposition to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. But the Israel issue added a new layer.

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