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Right Hand Man: Phil Rosen

RJC Board of Directors member Phil Rosen is profiled in the current issue of Mishpacha Magazine.Rosen manages the real estate, hospitality, and infrastructure divisions of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the nation's top law firms. But he also works to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Israel, as...

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2014 Elections Preview: The Battle for the Senate

Monday, May 12, 2014 By: RJC Congressional Affairs Director Noah SilvermanDemocrats did very well in 2008’s Senate elections – expanding their Senate margin of control from 2 (51-49) to 10 (60-40). As a result, they must defend more terrain in 2014.Democrats are clear underdogs in races to replace retiring incumbents...

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RJC: Obama Must Address Kerry “Apartheid” Comment

Inflammatory Language Casts Doubt on Secretary’s JudgmentWashington, D.C. (April 28, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) demanded that President Obama address an inflammatory comment that Secretary of State John Kerry made during his remarks to the Trilateral Commission on Friday. He raised the prospect of Israel becoming “an apartheid...

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Republicans, Jews, the Media and Sheldon Adelson

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 By: RJC Executive Director Matthew BrooksThe Republican Jewish Coalition was recently honored to have several prominent Republican elected officials, including Governors Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Scott Walker, address RJC leaders at our spring leadership meeting in Las Vegas. This meeting of Jewish Republican...

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RJC: Kerry Testimony Blaming Israel for Peace-Talks Impasse is Outrageous

Washington, D.C. (April 8, 2014) - The Republican Jewish Coalition strongly criticized Secretary of State John Kerry's statements placing the bulk of the blame on Israel for the stalled peace talks in testimony today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:“After almost nine months of negotiations,...

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KTNV: Potential 2016 republican presidential candidates speak in Las Vegas

Watch this local news coverage of the RJC 2014 Spring Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, March 29, 2014.    

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Obamacare offers health insurance, not health care

Thursday, March 20, 2014 By: RJC Executive Director Matt BrooksIn March, the Obama administration reported on Obamacare’s enrollment numbers. Fewer people have signed up than the administration had hoped, especially among the young and healthy. For many people, even the previously uninsured, the choices in the Obamacare market are simply...

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What Constitution? A round-up of the Obama administration's executive overreach

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 By: RJC Communications Director Shari HillmanGeorge Washington and James Madison are spinning in their graves. Both men helped to define the power of the President as a limited executive bound to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” in the words of the Constitution, and...

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RJC: Obama Wants to Slash U.S. Funding for Israeli Missile Defense – AGAIN

Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2014) -- President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, released yesterday, would slash nearly $200 million from Israeli Cooperative Programs, joint U.S.-Israel missile defense projects including the Arrow II, Arrow III, and David’s Sling. These missile defense systems protect Israeli citizens from rockets fired from Gaza, Lebanon, and...

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RJC: Palestinian Side Must Take Steps for Peace

Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) released a statement regarding the meeting today between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said:"It is the Palestinians who need to make the 'tough decisions' and 'compromises' that President Obama called...

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Book Review: "State of Failure" by Jonathan Schanzer

State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian StateJonathan SchanzerPalgrave/MacMillan, October 2013Reviewed by Shari Hillman Last November, 138 members of the U.N....

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Jimmy Obama

Thursday, November 7, 2013 By: RJC Executive Director Matt BrooksComparisons of Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter are not meant as a compliment to either man. But it is inevitable to compare them, especially when examining their foreign policies. These two presidents share a perspective on America’s role in the...

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RJC Congratulates Gov. Chris Christie On His Landslide Reelection

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) congratulates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on his landslide reelection. Christie demonstrated an ability to win broad-based support, including strong bipartisan support in the Jewish community.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Governor Christie has brought significant, positive change to...

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RJC to Senate: Pass New Iran Sanctions Now to Counter Growing Nuclear Threat

Washington, D.C. (October 25, 2013) - The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today responded to news that the Obama White House is urging Congress to delay a new Iran sanctions bill.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Despite President Rouhani's 'charm offensive,' Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability continues unabated. By moving...

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Obamacare: Not ready for prime time

President Obama’s health care law goes into effect on January 1, 2014. The state exchanges where individuals would be able research and purchase health insurance plans are scheduled to be in place by October 1. But it seems certain that important elements of the law won’t be ready for on...

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RJC Statement on the Use of Force Resolution Regarding Syria

Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2013) - The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) issued an Action Alert today to our 45,000 members, calling on them to reach out to their elected officials in the House and Senate, to ask them to support the upcoming resolution authorizing the use of military force against...

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ACTION ALERT: Syria Use of Force Resolution

TO:          RJC MembersFROM:   RJC Legislative Affairs CommitteeSUBJ:     Syria Use of Force ResolutionOn Saturday, President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to pass a resolution authorizing the use of military force against Bashar Al-Assad's regime in Syria.There is much debate and discussion as to...

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President Obama’s Circle of Friends

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 By: RJC Executive Director Matt BrooksWhen President Obama came into office in 2009, he had big plans: close Gitmo, strengthen the economy, cut unemployment, make friends with the Muslim world, make peace in the Middle East, and bring about the day when “the rise of the...

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RJC Statement on Ron Dermer Being Named as Ambassador-Designate from Israel to the U.S.

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2013) - The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today in response to the announcement that Ron Dermer will be Israel's next Ambassador to the U.S, replacing current Ambassador Michael Oren. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "The RJC extends...

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RJC Statement on the Nomination of Samantha Power to be U.N. Ambassador

Washington, D.C. (June 5, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today in response to the announcement that President Obama intends to name Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Samantha Power has a record of statements that are very troubling...