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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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FoxNews: Samantha Power facing early resistance in bid for UN post

Friday, June 6, 2013 FoxNews.comWASHINGTON –  President Obama's nominee to replace Susan Rice as the next U.N. ambassador is running into early opposition from conservative Jewish groups and at least one Republican senator, as she prepares for what could be a tough confirmation. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shortly after Obama nominated...

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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...

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RJC Statement on the Passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition notes the passing today of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Frank Lautenberg was a staunch supporter of Israel and a leader in Jewish communal life. He served his country during World War II and in decades of dedicated...

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RJC: Rift in Democratic Party on Israel Shows How Much Party Has Changed

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today announced the release of a new print ad, entitled "Rift," which points to the deep split among rank and file Democrats when it comes to supporting Israel. This rift is a sad example of how much the party...

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Democratic Convention Proceedings Expose Rank and File Split on Israel

Jerusalem Fight Underscores the "Israel Gap" in this Election(September 5, 2012) The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with grave concern that delegates to the Democratic Convention voiced significant opposition to efforts to amend the party platform so as to reinstate pro-Israel language from previous years.Rank and file Democrats expressed strong opposition...

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RJC Releases Ad, Blasts Democrats for Stripping Jerusalem and Pro-Israel Support from Platform

Going back to 1972*, Democratic Platform Affirmed Jerusalem as Capital of IsraelWashington, D.C. (September 5, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition announced today the release of a print ad asking, "What is Missing from Obama's 2012 Democratic Platform?" The ad shows that several pro-Israel provisions in the...

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RJC: Democrats Strip Critical Pro-Israel Language from Platform

RJC Calls on Top Democrats to Reinstate Pro-Israel Language Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today expressed its outrage that the Democrats' 2012 platform strips recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from the party's official policy document.In 2008, the Democratic platform read, "Jerusalem is...

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Reflections on the 2012 GOP Convention

Tuesday, September 3, 2012 By: Matt Brooks, Executive Director, Republican Jewish CoalitionThe Republican National Convention this year was more than a ceremony to nominate Mitt Romney for President of the United States. It was a great opportunity for the GOP to showcase the tremendous talent and passion of its leaders and the...

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RJC Condemns California Democratic Party Chairman's 'Goebbels' Smear Against GOP

Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today condemned California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton for likening Republicans to infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels and urged the party's elected leaders to repudiate the offensive remarks.RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said, "John Burton ought to know better...

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RJC Runs Ads Critical of Radical Rabbi

Washington, D.C. (August 29, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today announced a print ad highlighting "Rabbis for Obama" member Lynn Gottlieb and her radical views. The ad will run nationally in Jewish newspapers next week, with a particular focus on Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.Lynn Gottlieb, a rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement,...

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RJC Praises Republican Party Platform

Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2012) —The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today praised the 2012 Republican Party platform, entitled "We Believe in America."RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:The 2012 Republican platform is a forward-looking document that celebrates American exceptionalism and focuses on the most pressing issues facing our nation:...

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Paul Ryan offers solutions, a brighter future

Friday, August 24, 2012 By: Matthew BrooksMitt Romney made a bold and serious move in his choice of a running mate. With the naming of Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney turned this election into a referendum not only on Pres. Obama's past three years, but on the future freedom, prosperity, and strength...

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RJC Calls for Removal of Obama Campaign's Radical Rabbi

Obama Campaign Embraces Radical RabbiShe meets with Ahmadinejad, travels to Iran, serves on board of organization ADL calls a "top ten anti-Israel group"RJC Calls for Her Removal from Campaign GroupWashington, D.C. (August 23, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today expressed profound outrage...