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RJC: Closing the Partisan Gap - Support for Republicans Rises Among Jewish Voters

Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2015) - The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to the release of a new Gallup Poll on Jewish American partisan affiliations. The poll shows the continued trend of growth in Republican support among Jewish voters.
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RJC Welcomes Release of Alan Gross; Calls Normalizing Relations with Cuba “Unwise”

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2014) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) is happy to know that Alan Gross has been released and is back on American soil after five years of imprisonment in Cuba. On the first day of Hanukkah, Alan Gross was granted light, freedom, and the long-awaited reunion...

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RJC Statement Regarding Pres. Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2014) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to President Obama’s announcement of his administrative order making substantive changes in U.S. immigration policy. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said: “RJC members hold a variety of views on whether and how immigration policy should be changed. Nevertheless,...

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RJC Statement on Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack

Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2014) — Reacting to today’s horrifying terrorist attack in Jerusalem, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s National Chairman David Flaum said: “On behalf of the leaders, members, and staff of the Republican Jewish Coalition, I offer our sincere condolences to the families of those murdered in this horrifying...

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RJC Opens Office in Chicago, Hires First-Ever Midwest Regional Director

Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2014) — The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation’s only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, announced the opening of a Midwest regional office in Chicago and the hiring of Jeremy Wynes as Midwest Regional Director.

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Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014!

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014.We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican...

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2014 RJC Strategy of Blocking J Street’s Influence Was Highly Effective

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today released the following statement:A key component of the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2014 strategy was to block and blunt the unprecedented mobilization of resources by J Street to impact swing House and Senate races.In those swing elections where both...

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RJC: Exit Polls Show Jewish Support for GOP Continues To Grow Nationally

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- Exit polls from last night show that Republicans are getting increasing support among Jewish voters, while the Jewish community’s support for Democrats continues to erode.The exit polls show that 33% of Jewish voters gave their support to Republicans, with 65% going to Democrats....

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RJC Congratulates GOP on Senate and House Wins: RJC Played an Important Role in Victory

Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2014) -- The RJC applauds the Republicans who won today, taking back the majority in the U.S. Senate and expanding the GOP's majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The results today demonstrate clearly that the American people rejected Pres. Obama's failed policies and chose a...

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RJC Warns of Dangerous Escalation in Obama Administration Hostility Toward Israel

Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to a spate of troubling expressions of hostility toward Israel coming from the Obama administration in recent days. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:"Last week, the Obama administration went out of its way to 'humiliate' a top...

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RJC Mourns the Deaths of the Three Israeli Teens

Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition is deeply saddened to learn that the three kidnapped Israeli teens are dead. RJC National Chairman David Flaum said:On behalf of the leaders, members, and staff of the Republican Jewish Coalition, I offer our sincere condolences to the...

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RJC Congratulates New House GOP Leaders

Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates the new House Republican leaders, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:We congratulate Rep. McCarthy and Rep. Scalise on their new leadership roles in the House Republican caucus....

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RJC: We Are Proud of Cantor's Record

Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2014) -- RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks responded to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss in today's Republican primary election in Virginia:We are disappointed that our friend Eric Cantor lost his primary race tonight, but we are proud of his many, many accomplishments in...

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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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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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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...