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Iran Deal Withdrawal One-Year Anniversary: How Did Left-Wing Jewish Groups Get Their Predictions So Wrong?

Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) -- On the one year anniversary of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Republican Jewish Coalition calls on left-wing Jewish groups, including J Street and the JDCA, to explain how they got their predictions on this and other pro-Israel foreign...

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RJC in Israel Brings Message of Support From President Trump, American People

Tel Aviv, Israel (May 6, 2019) -- Earlier today, Executive Director Matt Brooks and a delegation of RJC Board Members arrived in Israel on a mission of solidarity with the Israeli people. Hamas terrorists in Gaza spent the weekend bombarding innocent Israeli citizens with rocket fire, killing four Israelis and injuring...

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Cory Booker Refuses to Condemn Anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar

Washington DC (April 24, 2019) -- Earlier today, at the She the People Presidential Forum, Senator Cory Booker defended the numerous reprehensible anti-Semitic tropes that Ilhan Omar has been trafficking for years. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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The RJC Won’t Let Israel Become A Punching Bag For Democrats To Score Points With Their Radical Base

Washington, DC (April 23, 2019) – Last night, Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ leading candidate for President called the recent, democratically elected government of Israel “racist”, and said if elected, he would be more sympathetic to Palestinian concerns. In response to this latest signal that the Democratic party is moving...

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Mueller Report Confirms: No Collusion, No Obstruction

Washington, DC (April 18, 2019) -- Today the Mueller report confirmed what we have already known for two years. The President never colluded with the Russians, and there was no obstruction of justice. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:   The Mueller report confirmed that...

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Ami Magazine: Exclusive Interview with Matt Brooks; Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition

By Jake TurxAmi MagazineApril 10, 2019 For the majority of his adult life, Matt Brooks has been involved in a leadership role within the Republican Jewish Coalition, an organization that seeks to enhance ties between the Jewish community and the Republican Party. Although he’d been active since the 1980s, never...

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The New Yorker: Norm Coleman Explains Why Supporters of Israel Should Thank Donald Trump

Tuesday, April 16, 2019By Isaac Chotiner The journey of Norm Coleman, the former Republican senator from Minnesota, is an instructive one. Coleman, who started his political career as a Democrat, was the mayor of St. Paul, from 1994 to 2002. He served one term in the Senate before...

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RJC: Beto, Don’t Use the Holocaust for Political Points

Washington, DC (April 5, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to a report that Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke likened the Trump administration to the Third Reich.

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Trump Again Proves He is the Most Pro-Israel President Ever – Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

Washington, DC (March 21, 2019) – Today, President Trump announced that the United States will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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RJC to Clyburn: Stop Comparing Trump to Nazis

Washington, DC (March 20, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to remarks Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) made to NBC News yesterday, comparing Donald Trump’s presidency with Hitler’s rise to power. 

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Iran Deal Withdrawal One-Year Anniversary: How Did Left-Wing Jewish Groups Get Their Predictions So Wrong?

Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) -- On the one year anniversary of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Republican Jewish Coalition calls on left-wing Jewish groups, including J Street and the JDCA, to explain how they got their predictions on this and other pro-Israel foreign...

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RJC in Israel Brings Message of Support From President Trump, American People

Tel Aviv, Israel (May 6, 2019) -- Earlier today, Executive Director Matt Brooks and a delegation of RJC Board Members arrived in Israel on a mission of solidarity with the Israeli people. Hamas terrorists in Gaza spent the weekend bombarding innocent Israeli citizens with rocket fire, killing four Israelis and injuring...

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Cory Booker Refuses to Condemn Anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar

Washington DC (April 24, 2019) -- Earlier today, at the She the People Presidential Forum, Senator Cory Booker defended the numerous reprehensible anti-Semitic tropes that Ilhan Omar has been trafficking for years. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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The RJC Won’t Let Israel Become A Punching Bag For Democrats To Score Points With Their Radical Base

Washington, DC (April 23, 2019) – Last night, Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ leading candidate for President called the recent, democratically elected government of Israel “racist”, and said if elected, he would be more sympathetic to Palestinian concerns. In response to this latest signal that the Democratic party is moving...

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Mueller Report Confirms: No Collusion, No Obstruction

Washington, DC (April 18, 2019) -- Today the Mueller report confirmed what we have already known for two years. The President never colluded with the Russians, and there was no obstruction of justice. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:   The Mueller report confirmed that...

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Ami Magazine: Exclusive Interview with Matt Brooks; Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition

By Jake TurxAmi MagazineApril 10, 2019 For the majority of his adult life, Matt Brooks has been involved in a leadership role within the Republican Jewish Coalition, an organization that seeks to enhance ties between the Jewish community and the Republican Party. Although he’d been active since the 1980s, never...

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The New Yorker: Norm Coleman Explains Why Supporters of Israel Should Thank Donald Trump

Tuesday, April 16, 2019By Isaac Chotiner The journey of Norm Coleman, the former Republican senator from Minnesota, is an instructive one. Coleman, who started his political career as a Democrat, was the mayor of St. Paul, from 1994 to 2002. He served one term in the Senate before...

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RJC: Beto, Don’t Use the Holocaust for Political Points

Washington, DC (April 5, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to a report that Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke likened the Trump administration to the Third Reich.

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Trump Again Proves He is the Most Pro-Israel President Ever – Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

Washington, DC (March 21, 2019) – Today, President Trump announced that the United States will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

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RJC to Clyburn: Stop Comparing Trump to Nazis

Washington, DC (March 20, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to remarks Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) made to NBC News yesterday, comparing Donald Trump’s presidency with Hitler’s rise to power. 

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NJ Jewish Standard: It's Ari's Party

Friday, October 11, 2013 By: Larry Yudelson, New Jersey Jewish StandardYou don’t get much more Jewish than the name “Ari.”And you don’t get much more Republican than serving as White House press secretary for President George W. Bush.Which makes Ari Fleischer a natural public face of the Republican Jewish Coalition.Fleischer...

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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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In Case You Missed It: President Obama lost votes in heavily Jewish precincts, Democratic analyst says

Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2013) -- The latest research by a Democratic party data analyst in South Florida underscores the effectiveness of the Republican Jewish Coalition's unprecedented outreach to the Jewish community in 2012.The Republican Jewish Coalition conducted the largest-ever grassroots campaign in the Jewish community in top swing states, including...

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Sheldon G. Adelson: I Didn't Leave the Democrats. They Left Me

When members of the Democratic Party booed the inclusion of God and Jerusalem in their party platform this year, I thought of my parents.They would have been astounded.The immigrant family in which I grew up was, in the matter of politics, typical of the Jews of Boston in the 1930s...

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WSJ: GOP Makes Last Push for Jewish Voters

Thursday, November 1, 2012 By: Alicia MundyAs the election looms, the eternal optimists of the Republican Jewish Coalition are making one last push into traditional Democratic strongholds of Jewish American voters in key battleground states, trying to bring in new support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.“The crowds are bigger this...

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Kampeas: RJC ‘Micro-targets’ Jews in Philly, Cleveland and south Florida

Ron Kampeas of the JTA blogged on August 29, 2012 about the RJC's upcoming 2-day grassroots outreach effort in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This is an excerpt.The Republican Jewish Coalition's director, Matt Brooks, met with reporters on Wednesday and added details to the group's planned blitz of south Florida and...

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Jewish Exponent: Philly Jews Gear Up for GOP Convention

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 By: Bryan Schwartzman, Jewish ExponentLynne Lechter of Lower Merion likens the Republican Party to the state of Israel.Both entities are morally correct in their stances, contends Lechter, a corporate attorney, but both have allowed their opponents to define them rather than articulating well what they stand...

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National Review Online: The Rise of the RJC

Friday, August 3, 2012 By: Nathaniel BotwinickThere’s an old joke that where there are two Jews, there will be three opinions. For many years, however, there seemed to be only one political affiliation for American Jews — they were a monolithic Democrat voting bloc. Now, the Democrats are...

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Remarks by PM Netanyahu and Gov. Romney in Israel

Video released by the Prime Minister's office of Gov. Mitt Romney's visit with Israeli officials and remarks by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Gov. Romney.See the RJC's response here.

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Mishpacha Magazine: Swinging for the Fences

Mishpacha Magazine published extensive coverage of the RJC's outreach program in Israel with iVoteIsrael. To read the entire article, click here to see a PDF of the full 4-page spread.Israel is not an American state and it doesn’t have any electoral votes to boast of. But with the 2012...