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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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Hear Matt Brooks interview on TLV1's "Politely Rough"

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was a guest on TLV1's Politely Rough, an Israeli radio show. His segment covers the hot issue of Iran and the Interim Agreement, as well as a discussion on the past, present and future of the Republican Party in the U.S. and its relationship with...

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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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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...

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RJC: Appointment of Hagel Would Be A "Slap in the Face" for Pro-Israel Americans

Hagel's Weak Record Cited by Both PartiesWashington, D.C. (December 14, 2012) --The Republican Jewish Coalition today announced its opposition to the potential appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense, citing a long list of actions Hagel has taken that raise alarms about his failure to support...

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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...