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RJC to Senate Democrats: Stop Blocking Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) released a statement today regarding efforts by top Senate Democrats to block consideration of stronger sanctions against Iran.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks stated, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson are preventing the Senate...

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RJC: Congress Must Speak Out Against Obama's Iran Deal

Washington, D.C. (November 23, 2013) - Responding to President Obama's announcement of a flawed deal with Iran, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:"Tonight, Americans saw how much damage a President with naive, misguided ideas can do to our nation's security and reputation. No matter which of the conflicting reports are...

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RJC: White House is Naive about Iran, Wrong on Israel

Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2013) -- A White House official is quoted as making inaccurate and inflammatory statements about Israel during a conference call yesterday with think tanks and advocacy groups sympathetic to President Obama’s Iran proposal.According to a report in JTA, the official agreed with a conference call...

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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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Hagel nomination would be a gut check for pro-Obama Israel supporters

Wednesday, December 5, 2012By: Noah Silverman, RJC Congressional Affairs DirectorA report from Reuters has now confirmed what Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin had discovered last month - that President Obama is considering former Senator Chuck Hagel for a top national security post, likely Secretary of Defense.Rogin reported that Hagel...

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RJC: New Poll Shows Republicans Strongly Support Israel's Actions In Gaza

Republicans Say Gaza Action Justified by 74%-12%RJC Urges All Americans to Support IsraelWashington, D.C. (November 19, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) noted a CNN/ORC poll released today showing that 74% of Republicans think that Israel is justified in taking military action against Hamas in Gaza....

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An Inside Look at the RJC Exit Polls

The RJC conducted phone surveys among Jewish voters on election night, after the polls had closed, to get a feel for how the Jewish community voted this year and whether Israel was an important issue for Jewish voters.We did three surveys: a 1000-person sample national poll of Jewish voters; a...

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RJC Releases Results of Jewish Exit Polling

GOP Gains 10pts among Jewish Voters since 2008 Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today released one of the largest and most comprehensive series of exit polls ever taken in the Jewish community. The survey, a national sample of 1000 Jewish voters, as well as a...

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RJC Congratulates President Obama

Exit Polls Show Erosion of Jewish Support for ObamaGOP makes gains in 5 out of last 6 national electionsWashington, D.C. (November 7, 2012) -- Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today:The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates President Barack Obama. There are challenging times ahead for...

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Time to Stop Digging and Start Building

Thursday, November 1, 2012By: Matthew Brooks, RJC Executive DirectorAs Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!" In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our country deeper and deeper into several painful and dangerous holes. It's time to stop digging and find better...

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Former Chair of Democrats Abroad in Israel Supports Romney: First time she has voted for a Republican

Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today launched the final ad in its "My Buyer's Remorse" campaign, featuring Bryna Franklin of Jerusalem, a lifelong Democrat and former chair of Democrats Abroad Israel. She voted for a Republican for President for the first time in her...

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RJC on Romney's Strong Showing in Third Presidential Debate

Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2012) -- Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks commented on the third and final presidential debate of 2012:"Gov. Mitt Romney made a very strong showing in the final debate, demonstrating his knowledge of foreign policy issues and his understanding of the nature of our allies...

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RJC: Second Debate Highlights Clear Choice Before Voters

Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2012) -- Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks commented on the second presidential debate last night:"Last night's debate highlighted the choice facing voters this year. With specific facts and examples, Gov. Romney demonstrated that Pres. Obama's broken promises, inaction, and failed policies have 'buried' the...

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RJC Mourns Passing of Arlen Specter

Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) mourns the passing of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, who dedicated his life as a public servant to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States.RJC National Chairman David Flaum said, “Arlen Specter was a devoted public servant with a...