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RJC Applauds Senate Support for Kirk/Menendez Iran Bill

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2014) -- Today the Republican Jewish Coalition applauds the strong support among GOP Senators for the Kirk-Menendez bill, bipartisan legislation that would bolster ongoing diplomatic efforts to stop Iran's progress toward obtaining nuclear weapons capability by clarifying that sanctions will be strengthened if Iran fails to...

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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...

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Obamacare Woes Brighten GOP Outlook for 2014 Elections

Monday, January 6, 2014By: RJC Congressional Affairs Director Noah SilvermanOne observer who wasted no time beginning to prepare for the 2014 House and Senate elections is President Obama.Within days of Obama's second inauguration, Democrat sources announced that the President had pledged to hold at least fourteen major fundraising events for...

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Brooks: Obamacare Comes Into Painful Focus

Thursday, December 26, 2013By: RJC Executive Director Matt BrooksLike one of those Polaroid instant photographs developing slowly in your hand, the details of Obamacare are coming into focus bit by bit. With each week, we learn more about the serious problems that Obamacare is causing for millions of Americans.First hit...

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RJC Welcomes Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Measure, Urges Quick Senate Action in 2014

Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2013) — The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) released a statement today in response to the introduction of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act, a bipartisan Senate bill aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks stated, “We congratulate Senators Kirk...

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Foreign Policy Priorities Must Include Pro-Israel Actions

Thursday, March 14, 2013By: RJC Executive Director Matthew BrooksThe strong ties between the U.S. and Israel find expression in the traditionally bipartisan support for Israel in Congress and in public opinion polls showing that the majority of American voters consistently support Israel and the U.S.-Israel alliance. However, President Obama's relationship...

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RJC Grassroots Director Stepping Down; New Director Named

Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2013) - Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement today:"After eleven years with the Republican Jewish Coalition, National Grassroots Director Harris Vederman is stepping down to become the executive director of the America Israel Friendship League, a non-profit pro-Israel organization based in...

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RJC Responds to Hagel Confirmation: Hagel Choice Sends Wrong Message to Our Allies and Adversaries

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement about today's Senate vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense:We are disappointed that Chuck Hagel's nomination won confirmation from the Senate. Respecting the President's prerogative to name his Cabinet members does...

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Hagel Reportedly Said US State Department Under the Control of Israel

RJC: Hagel must respond - before the Senate votesWashington, D.C. (February 14, 2013) -- The Washington Free Beacon reports that former Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, allegedly said in a 2007 speech at Rutgers University that, "the [U.S] State Department is an adjunct to...

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RJC Mourns Passing of Ed Koch

Brooks: "He was a patriot and we will miss him."Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with deep sadness the passing of former New York Mayor Ed Koch.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Mayor Koch was a passionate and principled leader and an outspoken defender of...

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Brooks: Hagel Likes Ike - For the Wrong Reason

Thursday, January 31, 2013By: RJC Executive Director Matthew BrooksIt turns out that Chuck Hagel is a great admirer of President Dwight Eisenhower. Unfortunately, what Hagel most likes about Ike was arguably Eisenhower's least admirable act--his bullying of Israel and his demarche to Britain and France, all in the service of...

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RJC Releases New Ad: Say "No" to Chuck Hagel

Quotes Jewish leaders' and elected officials' concerns about Hagel's record on Israel, IranRJC Urges Senate to Vote No on Hagel nominationWashington, D.C. (January 24, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today released a web ad quoting prominent Jewish leaders and elected officials who have expressed serious concerns about Chuck Hagel's nomination...

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RJC ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators - Vote "NO" on Hagel

ACTION ALERTTO: RJC MembersFROM: RJC Legislative Affairs CommitteeSUBJ: Tell Your Senators: VOTE "NO" on HAGELPresident Obama has nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. The RJC strongly opposes this nomination because of Chuck Hagel's troubling record on Israel, Iran, and other issues.* 2013 is the critical year...

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Hagel Nomination Shows Obama's True Intentions with Israel

Choice is a blow to U.S.-Israel relations and Obama's relationship with Jewish communityRJC Urges Senate to Vote No on HagelWashington, D.C. (January 7, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today expressed its strong opposition to President Obama's decision to name former Senator Chuck Hagel to be...

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RJC: Pew Poll Shows Large Ideological Gap in American Sympathies for Israel or the Palestinians

Conservative Republicans support Israel by 42 points more than liberal DemocratsWashington, D.C. (January 3, 2013) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today noted a recent poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press that shows the continuing large gap in support for...