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Brooks: NAACP fails to stand against anti-Semitism in Philly

Friday, July 31, 2020
By: Matthew Brooks, Broad and Liberty 

 


Jewish Exponent: Jewish Voter Outreach Adapts to 2020

By Sophie PanzerJewish Exponent

With the pandemic preventing in-person events and racial justice protests sweeping the country, Jewish political groups are adapting their strategies for an unprecedented campaign season.


RJC Virtual Town Hall Was a Huge Success

Washington, DC -- The RJC's first national virtual Town Hall, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, was a huge success.

Over 5,000 people viewed the discussion, which featured Amb. Nikki Haley, radio host Mark Levin, RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman, and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks.

Focusing on the critical issues facing the Jewish community in 2020, the discussion covered: the US-Israel relationship; President Trump's foreign policy successes, such as withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear treaty and standing up for Israel at the UN; domestic issues; and the outlook for the Jewish community in the 2020 election.  

The town hall is available to watch here.


RJC PAC Makes Rare GOP Primary Endorsement

Endorses Dr. John Cowan in GA-14 Race

Washington, DC – The RJC PAC announced that it is endorsing and supporting Dr. John Cowan in his primary run-off contest against Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia's 14th congressional district. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:


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.