Obama's incredible breach of protocol increases tensions
Washington, DC - In an incredible violation of protocol, President Obama has yet to call and congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu on his party's victory Tuesday night. It has been two days since our greatest ally in the Middle East concluded its successful elections and our President still has not called.
Washington, DC - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement on Benjamin Netanyahu's substantial win in the Israeli elections last night.
Retread Sestak (D-PA) continues antagonizing Israel
Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, retread Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D-PA) gave an incredibly naive radio interview to Ed Schultz about Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress, Iran's nuclear program, and American-Israeli relations. In the interview, Sestak claimed that we have destroyed Iranian centrifuges and accused the Prime Minister of trying to pressure America into going to war with Iran for Israel's sake.
Washington, DC - Today the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement in support of the Corker-Menendez-Graham Senate bill.
Washington, DC - Today the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress:
Washington, DC - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition released the second full-page ad in the New York Times in advance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress. The RJC has also launched an online campaign to complement the two New York Times ads. A website, www.standuptoiran.com, has been created to collect signatures online from those who support the Prime Minister.
Washington, DC - The Republican Jewish Coalition announced today that it will launch two full-page ads in the New York Times in advance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress. A complementary online video ad campaign will be launched on YouTube and Facebook. The ads will highlight the threat posed by a nuclear Iran to the United States and Israel.
Less Than Majority of Democrats Support Israel
Washington, DC - A new Gallup poll asked Americans who they sympathize with more, Israelis or Palestinians.
The results of this poll continue to show a growing 'Israel gap' between Republicans and Democrats. The poll shows that GOP support for Israel has reached 83 percent. Democrats only support Israel 48 percent of the time, a ten percentage point drop in one year.
The RJC supports Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress on March 3. Show that you stand with Speaker Boehner and PM Netanyahu by signing our petition today!
Washington, D.C. - Today the Republican Jewish Coalition joined Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) in calling on the Obama administration to amend the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that was sent to Congress. The AUMF shockingly omits naming Jews as an ethnic group specifically threatened by ISIS.