Rand Paul Cites Murder of Three Israeli Boys in Push to Cut Off Aid to PA

Republican U.S. senator, seeking to shore up pro-Israel cred for likely presidential race, derides calls for Israel to show restraint.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, considered the leader of the Republicans' "isolationist wing," has been criticized often in the past by the party's hardline pro-Israel majority as an obstacle to their efforts. Now that he clearly appears to be starting a run for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination, Paul is trying to shore up his hawkish pro-Israel credentials – with a vengeance.