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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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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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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...

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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...