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RJC Statement on Jason Greenblatt's Resignation

Washington, DC (September 6, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to the news that Special Assistant to the President Jason D. Greenblatt will soon step down from his position.

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RJC Supports Israel's Decision to Bar Entry to Reps. Tlaib and Omar

Israeli Law Bars Entry of BDS Supporters Washington, DC (August 15, 2019) – Today it was officially announced that Israel will bar entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, in accordance with Israeli law barring entry to supporters of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction of Israel (BDS) movement....

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RJC: AOC Openly Advocating for Palestinian Violence Against Israel is Disgraceful

Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to remarks by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on a morning radio show that denigrated Jews and Israel. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

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RJC Statement on Rep. Elissa Slotkin Saying Republicans Only Oppose Anti-Semitism for Money

Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – Recordings have recently surfaced of Democrat Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) saying that Republicans don’t care about Jews, they only care about getting money from Jewish donors. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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RJC Applauds Passage of H.Res. 246

Washington, DC (July 23, 2019) – Today the House of Representatives clearly and loudly rejected the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Republicans voted nearly unanimously on this issue, while far too many Democrats voted in support of BDS. The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement:...

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RJC Statement Regarding Palestinian “Rights”

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2019) – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to remarks made by Special Assistant to the President Jason D. Greenblatt in an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff, on the Trump Administration’s efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

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Top Jewish GOP operative defends Trump in squabble with 'the squad'

Thursday, July 18, 2019  By David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner  

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Times of Israel: Meet Matt Brooks, the man pitching Trump to American Jews

Friday, July 12, 2019By Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel The vast majority of the US Jewish community disapproves of the president. The Republican Jewish Coalition’s executive director, however, is one of his biggest defenders.

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Moment Magazine: Republican, Democrat Jewish Groups Prepare for Election Season

Tuesday, July 2, 2019  By Nathan Guttman, Moment Magazine

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RJC Condemns Sen. Liz Warren’s “Occupation” Comment

Washington, DC (July 9, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today condemned comments by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who told anti-Israel activists that she would push to end the Israeli government’s “occupation” over the Palestinians.

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RJC Statement on Jason Greenblatt's Resignation

Washington, DC (September 6, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to the news that Special Assistant to the President Jason D. Greenblatt will soon step down from his position.

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RJC Supports Israel's Decision to Bar Entry to Reps. Tlaib and Omar

Israeli Law Bars Entry of BDS Supporters Washington, DC (August 15, 2019) – Today it was officially announced that Israel will bar entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, in accordance with Israeli law barring entry to supporters of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction of Israel (BDS) movement....

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RJC: AOC Openly Advocating for Palestinian Violence Against Israel is Disgraceful

Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to remarks by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on a morning radio show that denigrated Jews and Israel. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

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RJC Statement on Rep. Elissa Slotkin Saying Republicans Only Oppose Anti-Semitism for Money

Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – Recordings have recently surfaced of Democrat Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) saying that Republicans don’t care about Jews, they only care about getting money from Jewish donors. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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RJC Applauds Passage of H.Res. 246

Washington, DC (July 23, 2019) – Today the House of Representatives clearly and loudly rejected the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Republicans voted nearly unanimously on this issue, while far too many Democrats voted in support of BDS. The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement:...

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RJC Statement Regarding Palestinian “Rights”

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2019) – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to remarks made by Special Assistant to the President Jason D. Greenblatt in an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff, on the Trump Administration’s efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

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Top Jewish GOP operative defends Trump in squabble with 'the squad'

Thursday, July 18, 2019  By David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner  

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Times of Israel: Meet Matt Brooks, the man pitching Trump to American Jews

Friday, July 12, 2019By Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel The vast majority of the US Jewish community disapproves of the president. The Republican Jewish Coalition’s executive director, however, is one of his biggest defenders.

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Moment Magazine: Republican, Democrat Jewish Groups Prepare for Election Season

Tuesday, July 2, 2019  By Nathan Guttman, Moment Magazine

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RJC Condemns Sen. Liz Warren’s “Occupation” Comment

Washington, DC (July 9, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today condemned comments by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who told anti-Israel activists that she would push to end the Israeli government’s “occupation” over the Palestinians.

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Washington Post: Republican Jewish Coalition says it sees fundraising boom

Thursday, April 23, 2015 By: Matea Gold Tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fueled a fundraising bonanza for a conservative advocacy group that serves as an influential hub of wealthy Jewish donors on the right.

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Matt Brooks on Seth Leibsohn Show, 2/5/2015

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was interviewed by Seth Leibsohn on February 5, 2015. The topics discussed included the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the growing shift among voters away from the Democratic Party and the President's policies, the clash of civilizations that we see...

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Politico: Benjamin Netanyahu’s side strikes back

Friday, February 6, 2015By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jake Sherman (Excerpt) Now comes the backlash to the Bibi backlash. Republican and conservative Jewish organizations are threatening shaming campaigns against Democrats who skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to a joint meeting of Congress next month. Even talking about not...

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Matt Brooks on Voice of Israel 1/26/2015

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was interviewed by Gil Hoffman on Voice of Israel radio, January 26, 2015.

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Inaugural RJC Meeting Held in Sarasota, Florida

A report on the successful first meeting of the RJC in Sarasota, Florida, written by a participant, Jane Lewit.  

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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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Larry Elder at the 2014 California Summer Bash

Radio and television personality Larry Elder was one of the featured speakers at our 2014 California Summer Bash.//player.vimeo.com/video/97767221?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=ffffff

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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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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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Jewish Exponent: Israel Stalwart Gerlach Won't Seek Re-Election

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 By: Bryan Schwartzman, Jewish Exponent Staff WriterJewish Republicans and many local pro-Israel advocates said they were stunned and disappointed by the surprise announcement that U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a Republican from Chester County, won’t be seeking re-election.The 58-year-old, six-term congressman was considered a pro-Israel stalwart. He...