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RJC Remarks on House Passage of the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – The RJC released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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Statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Passing the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took a big step to enhance the security of Americans and Israelis. Sponsored by Representatives Doug Lamborn...

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Statement on President Trump's Decision to Not Certify the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today President Trump, by declining to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama, took an important first step delivering on one of his biggest campaign promises and...

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Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing the US from UNESCO

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:Today it has been reported that the United States will be withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the UN group’s anti-Israel bias.

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Statement on President Trump's Speech to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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PJC: RJC Relaunches in Pittsburgh, Seeks New Members

Friday, September 15, 2017By Adam Reinherz, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle After a period of relative local decline, the Republican Jewish Coalition is seeking to re-establish its Pittsburgh presence. “We’re looking to reinvigorate and reboot efforts in Western Pennsylvania,” said Scott Feigelstein, the Philadelphia-based director of the RJC’s Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey...

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Statement by RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks on behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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RJC Statement on Charlottesville

We mourn the loss of life at Charlottesville this weekend, and will continue to pray for all those impacted. Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate are anti-American, anti-Jewish, and antithetical to any sense of decency. We regret that we continue to be faced with these issues, but the RJC will never...

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RJC Statement on Jewish Identification with the GOP

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today about Republican Party identification in the American Jewish community. According to an analysis that aggregated polling data on Jewish voters’ party identification, the percentage of American Jews who identify as Republican is on an upswing. In the last...

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RJC Austin Chapter Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation

Austin, TX (May 30, 2017) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Austin Chapter is deeply grateful to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, Senator Brandon Creighton and Representatives Craig Goldman and Phil King for their leadership and support of the Anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill passed by...

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RJC Remarks on House Passage of the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – The RJC released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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Statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Passing the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took a big step to enhance the security of Americans and Israelis. Sponsored by Representatives Doug Lamborn...

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Statement on President Trump's Decision to Not Certify the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today President Trump, by declining to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama, took an important first step delivering on one of his biggest campaign promises and...

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Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing the US from UNESCO

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:Today it has been reported that the United States will be withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the UN group’s anti-Israel bias.

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Statement on President Trump's Speech to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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PJC: RJC Relaunches in Pittsburgh, Seeks New Members

Friday, September 15, 2017By Adam Reinherz, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle After a period of relative local decline, the Republican Jewish Coalition is seeking to re-establish its Pittsburgh presence. “We’re looking to reinvigorate and reboot efforts in Western Pennsylvania,” said Scott Feigelstein, the Philadelphia-based director of the RJC’s Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey...

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Statement by RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks on behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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RJC Statement on Charlottesville

We mourn the loss of life at Charlottesville this weekend, and will continue to pray for all those impacted. Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate are anti-American, anti-Jewish, and antithetical to any sense of decency. We regret that we continue to be faced with these issues, but the RJC will never...

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RJC Statement on Jewish Identification with the GOP

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today about Republican Party identification in the American Jewish community. According to an analysis that aggregated polling data on Jewish voters’ party identification, the percentage of American Jews who identify as Republican is on an upswing. In the last...

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RJC Austin Chapter Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation

Austin, TX (May 30, 2017) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Austin Chapter is deeply grateful to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, Senator Brandon Creighton and Representatives Craig Goldman and Phil King for their leadership and support of the Anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill passed by...

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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...