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Kustoff Bill To Protect Religious Freedom Passes House

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Shari Hillman, RJC Information Director

An important bill to protect religious liberty was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday. 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 support and passed in the House by a 402-2 vote.

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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 Jerusalem. RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks made the following statements:

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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 and Lee Zeldin, the Taylor Force Act takes the steps necessary to cut off American taxpayer money from going to the Palestinian Authority while the PA continues to encourage and incentivize the murder and injury of Israelis and Americans. The passage of the Taylor Force Act by the House Foreign Affairs Committee now paves the way for passage of the bill by the full House of Representatives. This bill, spearheaded by Republicans in the House and Senate, is in line with our party's rock solid commitment to our great ally, Israel.

The RJC is very proud to have been the first and strongest supporter of the Taylor Force Act, and we promise to continue our dogged work to pass the bill. 

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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 bolstering the security of the United States, Israel, and our allies.

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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, 2017
By 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 Region.

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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 shy away from our role of standing up to racists, fascists, and Nazis.

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