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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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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...