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October 28, 2004

GOP Supports Anti-Israel Nader

Listed in: GOP Hypocrisies, NJDC News

Many in the Jewish community are already familiar with Ralph Nader, and his anti-Israel record -- including calling for an end to all foreign aid to Israel, and calling Vice President Gore "cowardly" in 2000 for his strong support of Israel.

But most do not know how hard the Republican Party has been working to advance the campaign of this anti-Israel candidate.

As the Dallas Morning News reported today, "Republicans have been helping [Nader] get on the ballot across the country, and major GOP donors have been generous to the independent as well."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch similarly reported today that "Republicans are supporting [Nader's] presence on ballots. ... Republicans have been almost as eager to help Nader as the Democrats have been to stop him."

In some states, Republicans are doing the vast majority of the work required to add Ralph Nader's name to ballots. As reported on July 24, 2004, "Consumer advocate Ralph Nader's quixotic presidential campaign says it submitted about 5,400 signatures to get on the Michigan ballot, far short of the required number of 30,000. Luckily for him, approximately 43,000 signatures were filed by Michigan Republicans on his behalf, more than meeting the requirement."

While NJDC has repeatedly taken on Ralph Nader and challenged his anti-Israel rhetoric, the fact is that Republicans are willing to do whatever they think will help their candidate - even if it means supporting Ralph Nader. So what's so bad about Nader's record?
On July 6, 2004, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency described Nader as an "outspoken opponent of aid to Israel and a constant critic of U.S. policy in the Middle East." JTA added that "Nader has chosen to voice views harshly critical of Israel. ... In an interview last month, Nader told American Conservative magazine that he believed Congress and successive U.S. administrations, beginning with Ronald Reagan's, have been ‘puppets to Israeli military policy.'"

Had enough of Republican support for Ralph Nader and his anti-Israel record? Take action today!

** Take a moment to let George W. Bush and Republican Party chairman Ed Gillespie know what you think of this coordinated GOP campaign to support Ralph Nader. Write to George W. Bush via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , or via fax at 202-456-2461, or call the comment line at 202-456-1111. Write to Mr. Gillespie via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , or via fax at 202-863-8774.

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