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Tlaib’s Holocaust Statement Shows Deep-Seated Anti-Semitism, Historical Illiteracy

Washington, DC (May 13, 2019) – Last weekend, Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said the Holocaust gives her “a calming feeling.” This is just one in a long line of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements made by Tlaib. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks made the following statement:

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RJC Commends Fulfillment of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) -- Members of the RJC Board of Directors are in Israel this week on a solidarity mission. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement today:

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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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Tlaib’s Holocaust Statement Shows Deep-Seated Anti-Semitism, Historical Illiteracy

Washington, DC (May 13, 2019) – Last weekend, Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said the Holocaust gives her “a calming feeling.” This is just one in a long line of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements made by Tlaib. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks made the following statement:

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RJC Commends Fulfillment of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) -- Members of the RJC Board of Directors are in Israel this week on a solidarity mission. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement today:

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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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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...