As far as I can recall the old al Qaida wanted America out of Arabia and did not mention Israel, even the time of their first attempt at the WTC, which was relatively recent. Paul appears naive about bully / fascist types. He has not learnt some important lessons . He does not seem anti Israel.
Flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi named PEN Pinter Prize co-recipient for 2015 (Reuters)
from the article: Ron Paul tells Haaretz: I am not an anti-Semite