Il Sole’s Christian Rocca writes that he was interviewing Kristol over breakfast at the Des Moines Embassy Suites when Paul — who shares his father’s doubts about American support for Israel — sat down beside Kristol, who also sits on the board of the hard-line Emergency Committee for Israel.

Paul’s first words were to ask Kristol whether the head of the Mossad is a member of the Israeli cabinet, Rocca reports.

Kristol replied, according to Rocca’s account, that wasn’t sure.

Paul explained that he’d heard somewhere that the head of Mossad didn’t consider a nuclear-armed Iran an existential threat to Israel.