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RJC Statement on the Anti-Israel Remarks by PA-18 Candidate Conor Lamb

Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to a report that Democrat congressional candidate Conor Lamb, who is running in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, accused the government of Israel of "terrorism" and of targeting Palestinian women and children during the Second...

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Jer. Post: The Troubling Partisan Divide on Israel

Monday, February 5, 2018By Norm Coleman and Matt Brooks A new Pew poll shows the sharp partisan divide in sympathies for Israel or the Palestinians, with Republican support for Israel soaring while Democrat support continues to wane.

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RJC: Kerry Colludes with Palestinians to Undermine Trump Peace Efforts

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks on the news that John Kerry is trying to obstruct the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, by encouraging PA President Mahmoud Abbas to reject the Trump Administration’s...

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Pew: Republican Support for Israel Soars as Democrat Support Wanes

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2018) -- The Pew Research Center reported today that: “The partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978. Currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, compared with...

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RJC National Chairman and Executive Director Statement on Chairman Ed Royce’s Announced Retirement

Washington D.C. (January 8, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released statements from National Chairman Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks tonight, to express the organization’s thanks and appreciation to Congressman Ed Royce on the announcement of his retirement at the end of his current term.

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RJC: GOP Leaders Speak Out about Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

Washington D.C. (January 3, 2018) -- Iran has seen a week of anti-government protests, in which more than 20 people have been killed and 450 arrested. The unrest began with small protests over economic issues in one city, but quickly expanded into mass protests across the country calling for political...

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Statement on UN Vote Against the U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem

Washington D.C. (December 22, 2017) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned the vote in the UN General Assembly yesterday on a non-binding resolution declaring “null and void” the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move our embassy there.

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RJC Applauds US Veto of UN Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem

Washington D.C. (December 18, 2017) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today to applaud the U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution attempting to nullify U.S. policy recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the intention to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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Kustoff Bill To Protect Religious Freedom Passes House

Wednesday, December 13, 2017By Shari Hillman, RJC Information Director An important bill to protect religious liberty was passed by the House of Representatives on December 11. The Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 is the first bill introduced by Jewish Republican freshman Congressman David Kustoff (TN-8). It has strong bipartisan...

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RJC Applauds Trump For Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Releases NY Times Ad Thanking Him

Washington D.C. (December 5, 2017) -- In a speech scheduled for 1:00 pm tomorrow, President Trump will announce a significant change in U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also announcing a plan to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to...

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RJC Statement on the Anti-Israel Remarks by PA-18 Candidate Conor Lamb

Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to a report that Democrat congressional candidate Conor Lamb, who is running in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, accused the government of Israel of "terrorism" and of targeting Palestinian women and children during the Second...

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Jer. Post: The Troubling Partisan Divide on Israel

Monday, February 5, 2018By Norm Coleman and Matt Brooks A new Pew poll shows the sharp partisan divide in sympathies for Israel or the Palestinians, with Republican support for Israel soaring while Democrat support continues to wane.

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RJC: Kerry Colludes with Palestinians to Undermine Trump Peace Efforts

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks on the news that John Kerry is trying to obstruct the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, by encouraging PA President Mahmoud Abbas to reject the Trump Administration’s...

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Pew: Republican Support for Israel Soars as Democrat Support Wanes

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2018) -- The Pew Research Center reported today that: “The partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978. Currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, compared with...

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RJC National Chairman and Executive Director Statement on Chairman Ed Royce’s Announced Retirement

Washington D.C. (January 8, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released statements from National Chairman Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks tonight, to express the organization’s thanks and appreciation to Congressman Ed Royce on the announcement of his retirement at the end of his current term.

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RJC: GOP Leaders Speak Out about Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

Washington D.C. (January 3, 2018) -- Iran has seen a week of anti-government protests, in which more than 20 people have been killed and 450 arrested. The unrest began with small protests over economic issues in one city, but quickly expanded into mass protests across the country calling for political...

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Statement on UN Vote Against the U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem

Washington D.C. (December 22, 2017) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned the vote in the UN General Assembly yesterday on a non-binding resolution declaring “null and void” the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move our embassy there.

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RJC Applauds US Veto of UN Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem

Washington D.C. (December 18, 2017) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today to applaud the U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution attempting to nullify U.S. policy recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the intention to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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Kustoff Bill To Protect Religious Freedom Passes House

Wednesday, December 13, 2017By Shari Hillman, RJC Information Director An important bill to protect religious liberty was passed by the House of Representatives on December 11. The Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 is the first bill introduced by Jewish Republican freshman Congressman David Kustoff (TN-8). It has strong bipartisan...

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RJC Applauds Trump For Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Releases NY Times Ad Thanking Him

Washington D.C. (December 5, 2017) -- In a speech scheduled for 1:00 pm tomorrow, President Trump will announce a significant change in U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also announcing a plan to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to...

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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...