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JTA: How and where the Democrats and Republicans are trying to woo Jewish swing voters

By Ron KampeasJewish Telegraphic Agency

WASHINGTON (JTA) ...In years past I have sat among crowds rallied by Jewish campaign surrogates in packed synagogues in Ohio and bingo halls in Florida, and I’ve followed canvassers searching for mezuzahs in neighborhoods known for having large Jewish populations.

Severe limits on in-person campaigning imposed by the coronavirus pandemic means we’re not likely to be bringing you those stories this season. But a very different election year doesn’t mean the Jewish vote in swing states is less important. 


RJC Calls on Biden to Condemn Antisemitic BLM Chants

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement today:

As seen in a video posted to Twitter by Nic Rowan of the Washington Examiner, Black Lives Matter protesters in the streets of Washington, DC this evening chanted, “Israel, we know you; you murder children too.”


RJC Statement on Rep. Eliot Engel's Primary Defeat

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition issued the following statement on Rep. Eliot Engel’s defeat in yesterday’s Democratic primary in New York:


RJC Releases “Sunrise” Video Highlighting Trump Record on Israel

Washington, DC -- The Republican Jewish Coalition has released a new video, entitled “Sunrise,” that highlights President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel record – a set of policies and actions that have earned him the title of “most pro-Israel President in American history.”


RJC Statement on Israel’s Application of Sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley

Washington, DC  – The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today responding to media reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to bring to a cabinet vote on July 1 the question of extending Israeli sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley (the West Bank).

 


JNS: Despite pandemic, pro-Israel political groups see success in campaigning ahead of November elections

By Jackson RichmanJewish News Syndicate (JNS)

“We’ve seen a dramatic spike in the percentage of voters we’re able to directly connect with, compared to pre-COVID circumstances, which makes these modes of grassroots outreach even more valuable,” Republican Jewish Coalition spokesperson Neil Strauss told JNS.


RJC Congratulates Lisa Scheller on Primary Win

Washington D.C. -- The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Lisa Scheller on her primary win in Pennsylvania’s 7thcongressional district. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:


RJC Calls On Swalwell To Apologize For Disgusting Comment

Washington, DC – Late last night, Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) disgustingly compared longtime friend of the Jewish community and the first openly gay member of a Presidential cabinet, Richard Grenell, to the infamous Nazi Joseph Goebbels. RJC National Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman released the following statement:


RJC Congratulates Randy Feenstra on Primary Win

Washington D.C. -- The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Randy Feenstra on his primary win over Rep. Steve King. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:


JNS: Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting

By Jackson RichmanJewish News Syndicate (JNS)

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police.