Republican Jewish Coalition

The RJC Weekly Newsletter

June 18, 2020

Your weekly look at the latest news, analysis, and RJC activities around the country.

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RJC in the News

The Republican Jewish Coalition's statement in support of Israel extending sovereignty to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley was picked up by the media. Omri Nahmias at the Jerusalem Post writes

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has issued a statement voicing support for Israel applying sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and announcing a lobbying effort for the move. Read more here. 

Nathan Guttman writes at Moment Magazine that the issue of applying Israeli law to areas in what is commonly called the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley is a specifically Israeli policy question, not susceptible to influence from the US Jewish community. Nonetheless, American Jewish communal groups have staked out their positions, as Guttman notes

As AIPAC and centrists in the pro-Israel community struggle to find their voice on Israel’s upcoming annexation, and while J Street and others on the pro-Israel left are launching a war against the move, Republican Jews have chosen to support—clearly and vocally—Israel’s decision to annex parts of the West Bank.

“We will be making a major lobbying effort to encourage Republicans in the Senate and House to express their support for the government of Israel and to support Israel’s extending sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley in order to promote the security of its citizens and the stability of the region,” the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced last week.


10 Republicans You Need to Know

The RJC PAC has released a second round of congressional endorsements. You will hear more about each of these candidates in the coming weeks, and you can also find their individual candidate pages at The RJC PAC is endorsing a diverse group of conservative problem-solvers who will bring sanity back to the House of Representatives and bolster the Senate Republican majority. We hope that you will give them all the support you can. The new endorsees are:

  • Senator Steve Daines (MT)
  • Senate Candidate John James (MI)
  • Representative Don Bacon (NE-2)
  • Congressional Candidate Ashley Hinson (IA-1)
  • Congressional Candidate Wesley Hunt (TX-7)
  • Congressional Candidate Tom Kean (NJ-7)
  • Congressional Candidate Young Kim (CA-39)
  • Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10)
  • Congressional Candidate Michelle Steel (CA-48)
  • Representative David Young (IA-3)

Find out more about them at



Why Can’t You Get Canceled for Anti-Semitism?

Jonathan Tobin raises a very good point this week: 

The heightened sensitivity about racism has led not merely to an epidemic of insincere virtue signaling about racism. It’s also brought about a flood of accusations against alleged offenders that have more to do with politics, and out-of-control illiberal and intolerant social-media mobs, than making the country a better place. The widespread “canceling” of people who are deemed racists is becoming a serious problem.

The question is, if it’s so easy to cancel someone for not going along with the prevailing orthodoxy about what constitutes racism, why does engaging in anti-Semitism not bring about the same moral opprobrium from the media and the cultural forces taking down people for dissenting from the Black Lives Matter catechism?

… The practice of shaming, shunning and silencing those with unpopular or even offensive views is antithetical to democracy and the free exchange of ideas. That is especially true when it involves actions or statements that are not actually racist.

At the same time, it says something truly ominous about our society and culture that questioning the BLM movement—even while avowing that, of course, black lives matter—can destroy a career, while endorsing anti-Semites and even engaging in Jew-hatred is not considered a big deal. We already know that the consequences of giving anti-Semites a pass can lead to horror. Apparently, those who pose as the supposedly enlightened guardians of our culture have either forgotten that or no longer care about it.

Countdown to Election Day


The RJC is committed to reelecting President Donald Trump, keeping the Senate, and winning back the House. We encourage our members to participate in our outreach phonebank project to help Republicans win in November. It's easy, and you can do it from home! Here's how YOU can help: 

- Sign up to call Jewish voters from home by clicking HERE
- Fill out all of the fields.
- Listen to the instructions and write down your username and password when a member of the RJC Victory Team contacts you.
- Make as many phone calls as you can. Everyone you speak to is a potential vote for President Trump and the GOP!


Sign up now and you could be the next RJC Volunteer of the Week!



The Republican Jewish Coalition is hiring field staff for our advocacy efforts in support of President Donald Trump’s reelection in various battleground states. CLICK HERE for details and application information. 



The RJC PAC has endorsed a terrific slate of House and Senate incumbents, and we need them to continue their work on Capitol Hill! CLICK HERE to donate through the RJC PAC portal and show your support for our great candidates!


And don't forget your RJC/Trump kippah! 
Our extremely popular red Trump kippah is now for sale for just $18. This includes shipping and handling. Supplies are limited. 



— Short Takes —

Trump Admin escalates sanctions on Syria’s Assad regime

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued wide-ranging new sanctions on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, sending a message to international companies that if they work with Assad’s regime, they will face crippling penalties.


Israel approves funding to build ‘Trump Heights’ settlement in Golan Heights

Israel’s government approved funding on Sunday to establish a new town in the contested Golan Heights that will be named “Trump Heights” after President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously announced the plans for Ramat Trump — Hebrew for “Trump Heights” — last year and unveiled a sign with gold lettering on the planned site.


Hong Kong’s finest hour

Veteran journalist Claudia Rosett discussed Hong Kong, the pro-freedom protests there, and communist China’s response in a talk for the Jewish Policy Center. Audio is available at the link. You can also subscribe to the Jewish Policy Center on iTunes and Google Play to hear more of their recent virtual events.


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— Events —


RJC Victory Team National Days of Action


Please join us for the upcoming RJC Victory Team Virtual Days of Action scheduled next week for Tuesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 25 and the following week for Tuesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 2. We'll be calling potential Jewish voters in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio and Michigan, key battleground states of the 2020 election cycle. Click here to sign up and help!


We look forward to scheduling in-person grassroots events and resuming our chapter activities around the country as soon as possible. Don't forget to check our web site for updates. 


We also encourage you to check out the terrific content and virtual events offered by our sister organization, the Jewish Policy Center.


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