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RJC Remarks on House Passage of the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – The RJC released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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Statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Passing the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took a big step to enhance the security of Americans and Israelis. Sponsored by Representatives Doug Lamborn...

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Statement on President Trump's Decision to Not Certify the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today President Trump, by declining to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama, took an important first step delivering on one of his biggest campaign promises and...

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Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing the US from UNESCO

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:Today it has been reported that the United States will be withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the UN group’s anti-Israel bias.

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Statement on President Trump's Speech to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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PJC: RJC Relaunches in Pittsburgh, Seeks New Members

Friday, September 15, 2017By Adam Reinherz, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle After a period of relative local decline, the Republican Jewish Coalition is seeking to re-establish its Pittsburgh presence. “We’re looking to reinvigorate and reboot efforts in Western Pennsylvania,” said Scott Feigelstein, the Philadelphia-based director of the RJC’s Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey...

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Statement by RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks on behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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RJC Statement on Charlottesville

We mourn the loss of life at Charlottesville this weekend, and will continue to pray for all those impacted. Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate are anti-American, anti-Jewish, and antithetical to any sense of decency. We regret that we continue to be faced with these issues, but the RJC will never...

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RJC Statement on Jewish Identification with the GOP

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today about Republican Party identification in the American Jewish community. According to an analysis that aggregated polling data on Jewish voters’ party identification, the percentage of American Jews who identify as Republican is on an upswing. In the last...

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RJC Austin Chapter Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation

Austin, TX (May 30, 2017) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Austin Chapter is deeply grateful to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, Senator Brandon Creighton and Representatives Craig Goldman and Phil King for their leadership and support of the Anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill passed by...

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RJC Remarks on House Passage of the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – The RJC released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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Statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Passing the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took a big step to enhance the security of Americans and Israelis. Sponsored by Representatives Doug Lamborn...

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Statement on President Trump's Decision to Not Certify the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today President Trump, by declining to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama, took an important first step delivering on one of his biggest campaign promises and...

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Statement on the Trump Administration Withdrawing the US from UNESCO

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:Today it has been reported that the United States will be withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the UN group’s anti-Israel bias.

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Statement on President Trump's Speech to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) — The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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PJC: RJC Relaunches in Pittsburgh, Seeks New Members

Friday, September 15, 2017By Adam Reinherz, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle After a period of relative local decline, the Republican Jewish Coalition is seeking to re-establish its Pittsburgh presence. “We’re looking to reinvigorate and reboot efforts in Western Pennsylvania,” said Scott Feigelstein, the Philadelphia-based director of the RJC’s Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey...

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Statement by RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks on behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks:

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RJC Statement on Charlottesville

We mourn the loss of life at Charlottesville this weekend, and will continue to pray for all those impacted. Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate are anti-American, anti-Jewish, and antithetical to any sense of decency. We regret that we continue to be faced with these issues, but the RJC will never...

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RJC Statement on Jewish Identification with the GOP

Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017) --  The RJC released a statement today about Republican Party identification in the American Jewish community. According to an analysis that aggregated polling data on Jewish voters’ party identification, the percentage of American Jews who identify as Republican is on an upswing. In the last...

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RJC Austin Chapter Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation

Austin, TX (May 30, 2017) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Austin Chapter is deeply grateful to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, Senator Brandon Creighton and Representatives Craig Goldman and Phil King for their leadership and support of the Anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill passed by...

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Coleman: Romney is more than a fair-weather friend of Israel

Monday, July 23, 2012 By: Norm ColemanAt the end of the month, Mitt Romney will visit Jerusalem. It has become a ritual of American politics for presidential candidates to pay a visit to Israel, but this is certainly not Romney’s first trip to Israel -- this will mark his fourth...

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Fleischer: The Latest News on Tax Fairness

Monday, July 23, 2012 By: Ari FleischerIf fairness in paying taxes means the amount you pay is based on the amount you make, then the only group in America paying at least a "fair share" is the top 20%—people who make more than $74,000. For everyone else, the tax code...

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Katsman: Big trouble for Obama

Friday, July 13, 2012By: Abe KatsmanLet’s take a short break from the back-and-forth arguments on the merits of whether to reelect President Barack Obama or to send him packing after one term. Instead, here’s a different take on how the election is shaping up based on some compelling history and demographic...

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Recognize Tragedy as Olympic History

Friday, July 13, 2012By: Sanford D. HornLike most Americans I look forward to the pageantry of the opening ceremonies of the 40th Summer Olympiad that will commence on Friday, July 27 in London – the parade of nations with their flags carried proudly by one of that country’s heroes as well...

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Rubinstein: The Imperial Obama Administration

Thursday, July 12, 2012By: Reed RubinsteinThe term “Imperial Presidency” became popular in the 1960s, and served as the title of a 1973 volume by historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. to describe the modern presidency of the United States. Schlesinger’s argument was that the Presidency and the Executive Branch had grown entirely...

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Jerusalem Post: 'Israelis saw Obama faults before US Jews'

Tuesday, July 10, 2012By: Gill Hoffman, Jerusalem Post Chief Political CorrespondentThe lack of support for US President Barack Obama from Jews in Israel acted as a harbinger for their counterparts in the United States, Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks and GOP strategist Ari Fleischer told The Jerusalem Post on a visit to...

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Goldman: Responding to claims about Pres. Obama and Israel

Monday, July 09, 2012By: Marc Goldman[Note: This was written in response to an op-ed that has made the rounds in email as well, which makes the argument that Pres. Obama is a strong friend of Israel.]Mark Vogel’s response regarding Obama’s support for Israel and where...

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Daily Herald: More suburban Jews turning to the Republican Party

Monday, July 09, 2012By: Kerry Lester (Chicago Daily Herald)Standing at a Skokie Holiday Inn before a table full of “Obama! Oy Vey!” buttons, Anita Ashe and Ellen Warsaw had a strikingly similar story to tell.The women, both Skokie residents, were born and raised in an environment where voting...

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Litch: Roberts’ Folly?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 By: C. Scott LitchSome argue that Chief Justice Roberts was a genius for putting health care reform back into the political area, recasting the individual mandate as only viable under the taxing power vs. the commerce clause, and keeping the academic and media elite from carping...

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Medoff: Benzion Netanyahu’s role in U.S. politics

Thursday, May 03, 2012 By: Rafael MedoffBenzion Netanyahu -- historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister -- died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel's most important political families, he also played a surprising and little-known role in American...