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RJC Welcomes House Vote to Replenish Iron Dome

Washington, DC -- Today, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to provide $1 billion to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This action came two days after Democrats stripped away $1 billion dollars in funding for Israel’s critical Iron Dome from a government funding bill. The Iron Dome protects Israeli civilians from indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Jihad, and other terrorist groups. Ten Democrat Members of Congress and one Republican, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, voted against Iron Dome funding today. During debate on the bill, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) attacked Israel as an "apartheid regime" that is guilty of "war crimes."


Israel is Under Assault from Democrats

Washington, DC -- Today, House Democrats stripped away $1 billion dollars in funding for Israel’s critical Iron Dome self-defense system from the must-pass government funding bill. Iron Dome protects Israeli civilians from indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Jihad, and other terrorist groups.


JI: RJC’s November bash an early stop for 2024 hopefuls

by Gabby DeutschJewish Insider

In November, three years before the next presidential election, several GOP presidential  hopefuls will appear at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual Las Vegas conference. 

 


RJC Celebrates First Anniversary of Abraham Accords

Washington, DC  -- The Republican Jewish Coalition celebrates the first anniversary of the historic Abraham Accords signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain with the support and leadership of the United States.


RJC to JDCA Lawyers: We Will Not Be Silenced

Washington, DC (August 2, 2021) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition received a letter on July 22, 2021 from the lawyers for the Jewish Democratic Council of America, demanding that the RJC delete a tweet asking why JDCA remained silent in the face of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s repeated use of antisemitic rhetoric.

The RJC’s response to that letter was simple: “We will not be silenced, canceled, or intimidated.” 


WFB: Jewish Dem Group on Defense for Going Easy on Ilhan Omar

By Matthew FoldiWashington Free Beacon

 

A Jewish Democratic group is pushing back on claims that it goes soft on anti-Semitic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, pointing to a single press release from more than two years ago that criticized the Minnesota Democrat for accusing American Jews of buying support for Israel.

Through its lawyer, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) threatened legal action against the Republican Jewish Coalition for writing in a July 21 tweet that it never criticizes Omar. In a July letter, the JDCA cited its quick condemnation of Omar after she tweeted in 2019 that American support for Israel is "all about the Benjamins baby."


RJC Statement on the Passing of Donald Rumsfeld

Washington, DC (June 30, 2021) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with sadness the passing of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. RJC National Chairman Norm Coleman said:


RJC Applauds the "Preventing Antisemitic Hate Crimes Act"

Washington, DC –– The Republican Jewish Coalition applauds the introduction of the "Preventing Antisemitic Hate Crimes Act." RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:


RJC Stands with Israel

Washington, DC –– Republican Jewish Coalition National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman released the following statement today:


RJC Says “No” to Margon Nomination

Anti-Israel Record Incompatible with Key Human Rights Role at State Dept.

Washington, DC –– The Republican Jewish Coalition opposes the nomination of Sarah Margon to be assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said: