By: Sen. Norm Coleman, Forward
The establishment of diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), brokered by President Donald Trump, is one more excellent step in the emergence of a Trump Doctrine. He withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Pact, the INF Treaty, Open Skies and the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) because the parties were cheating. He reduced American forces in Syria and Afghanistan because we had no place in their civil wars. He reconfigured American forces in NATO—fewer in Germany and more in Poland—for the better protection of both our allies and ourselves. In each case, America is at the center of American foreign policy.
The 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians were witnessed with great hopes by the United States. But the role the United States adopted, or had thrust upon it, was that of a "neutral party" encouraging and cajoling both sides. President Trump adopted the position of "honest broker" instead, focusing on American interests—the first of which is that Israel is our friend and ally, by its very nature.
We are witnessing the positive result.
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to the announcement today that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalize relations. RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:
Washington, DC (August 11, 2020) – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement on the results of the Democratic primary in Minnesota:
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released this statement in response to Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential running mate.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
Friday, July 31, 2020
By: Matthew Brooks, Broad and Liberty
By Sophie Panzer, Jewish 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.
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.
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:
By Ron Kampeas, Jewish 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.
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.”