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RJC Response to Iran Deal Makes Headlines

RJC's advocacy efforts against Pres. Obama's Iran nuclear deal have garnered attention from key media outlets, including CBS News, Politico, USA Today, and the Washington Post

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HaModia Interviews Phil Rosen

The HaModia newspaper published an interview with RJC Board of Directors member J. Philip Rosen of New York. It begins:


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JooTube: Hollywood Republicans Salute Jon Voight

JooTube attended the RJC 2015 California Summer Gala and spoke with Jon Voight and others. 

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Breitbart: ‘Hollywood Visionary': Jon Voight Honored By RJC

Monday, June 8, 2015
By: Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart

Oscar-award winning actor Jon Voight was the guest of honor on Sunday evening at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Summer Gala, where he was given the unprecedented honor of the “Hollywood Visionary Award.”

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Variety: Jon Voight Discusses Republican Candidates at RJC Gala

Sunday, June 7, 2015 
By: Reece Ristau, Variety

Jon Voight isn’t yet sure who he’ll endorse for the 2016 presidential race.

Voight was honored at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Summer Gala Sunday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel with the Hollywood Visionary Award. He said he’s impressed with the slew of Republicans who have already declared.

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Zeldin: Iran is Playing Our President Like a String Quartet

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 
By: Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Haaretz

“Iran is not negotiating in good faith, and they smell American weakness,” the New York congressman warned in Congress several weeks ago. “Our enemies do not respect weakness, they only respect strength. But today...I challenge our president... to bring the Iranian government to their knees. You are the leader of the free world. Act like it.”

The man of harsh words is none other than freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin, U.S. Representative of New York’s 1st congressional district, a mere five months in office, yet not shying away from taking vocal stances on foreign policy.

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RJC relaunches Arizona chapter

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 
By: Leisah Woldoff

The Arizona chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition has relaunched under new leadership.

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Washington Examiner: Socially liberal Jews go Republican over Israel

Monday, April 4, 2015 
By: David M. Drucker

The premier organization for politically active Jewish Republicans has grown considerably as new members set aside their opposition to the GOP's conservative social agenda to make a statement on Israel.

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Zeldin: Why More American Jews Are Voting Republican

Wednesday, April 28, 2015 
By: Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1)

America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness.

However, the Obama administration continues to create more and more daylight between itself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The rest of America is watching with deep concern.

Last summer, when Israelis said enough was enough of the daily running to bomb shelters as a result of Hamas attacks, Israel went on the offensive to secure the country. Instead of standing with our ally, President Obama chose to urge patience on the part of the Israelis while praising the Palestinian Authority.

The president continues with his dangerous foreign policy that is only further contributing to the destabilization of the Middle East.

The president’s current P5+1 negotiation with Iran, a government involved in state-sponsored terrorism, is on pace to trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

When the prime minister of Israel came to address a joint session of Congress, I was honored to serve on the escort team bringing him into the chamber that day and listen to his historic address. Sadly, too many of my Democratic colleagues chose instead to protest.

It is a combination of human nature and intelligent policy that the bond between Americans and Israelis should be as strong as possible. We share the same enemies and we understand that a strong, loyal friendship strengthens each nation. An unbreakable loyalty puts the security of both countries on a stronger footing.

There are many reasons why more and more American Jews are choosing to vote Republican, but foreign policy may be the highest-profile reason.

Additionally, the president hasn’t done enough to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism in America and around the world. While anti-Semitic violence is rising across the globe, this administration refuses to confront these senseless acts for exactly what they are.

Just a few months ago, the president called the shooting at a kosher deli in Paris a random act. The White House press secretary then backed up that misfired statement.

Recently, when world leaders joined together for a unity rally in Paris, our president was nowhere to be found. James Taylor was sent a week later to sing a song. At the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, President Obama again chose to be somewhere else.

Our next president will be faced with many challenges left behind by this administration, which will make foreign policy an important issue for voters in 2016 — voters who will want a president to lead our country’s foreign policy in a better direction and reestablish the strongest possible relationships with America’s friends.

Some voters will always vote Democrat or Republican no matter what, but for good reason, many American Jews who have voted Democrat their entire life are now voting Republican.

In 2008, 22 percent of Jewish Americans voted for Sen. John McCain, compared to 2012, when 30 percent voted for Gov. Mitt Romney. This trend is continuing today.

Over the weekend, I attended the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring meeting in Las Vegas. I left with the firm belief that the Republican Party is more unified than ever in our support for Israel, our commitment to protect America’s interests at home and abroad, and our resolve to pursue a stronger, more consistent foreign policy. It is going to be a challenge for whoever the Democratic candidate is to hold at bay the elements of their party that seem to be demanding a dangerous course correction with American alliances abroad.

It’s clear that Jewish voters in the United States are distancing themselves from the direction of this administration’s foreign policy and are approaching their decisions at the ballot box with a more open minded, independent thought process.


Copyright 2015 Jewish Telegraphic Agency. This article appeared on JTA .org on April 28, 2015.


Washington Examiner: Pushed by Obama's Iran policy, Republican Jews activate

Thursday, April 23, 2015 
By: David M. Drucker

LAS VEGAS — For some American Jews, the time has come to put their chips on the table and show their cards.

Jewish Republican activists descend upon the nation's gambling mecca Thursday for the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting, a gathering that has become an annual rite for aspiring GOP presidential candidates looking to woo the relatively small yet rather influential community of conservative Jewish campaign donors and bundlers. This week's confab is no different; at least two 2016 contenders are speaking and every White House hopeful will have an operative working the room.

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