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Jewish voters are turning away from Joe Biden and his increasingly radical Democratic Party.

The GOP and the Jewish Community

As a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, you know that the Republican Party stands for values and policies that are meaningful to American Jews. Those include individual freedom and individual responsibility, caring for those in need, supporting economic opportunity, ensuring our national security, and standing with our allies, especially Israel. While historically the Jewish community has largely supported the Democratic Party, that is changing. More and more Jewish voters are turning away from the Democratic Party and choosing the GOP, as we saw in the 2020 elections.


And Jewish approval of President Joe Biden dropped 17 points in the last year.


Monica Crowley and Andrew Stein write in the New York Post this week that it’s time for Jewish voters to re-think their long association with the Democratic Party. They note the significant achievements of President Donald Trump of issues of the greatest concern to American Jewish voters, including moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, fostering a new peace in the Middle East with the Abraham Accords, and pulling the US out of the terrible Iran nuclear deal. Biden, by contrast:

[H]as largely followed his fellow Democrats in moving away from strong, steadfast support for Israel. Many in the party (most prominently Rep. Ilhan Omar) openly embrace anti-Semitic rhetoric and policies, and the failure of Democratic leaders to condemn both is disturbing.


Worse, Biden is trying desperately to reanimate the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, which would facilitate Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and undercut our Arab allies (and their burgeoning relationships with Jerusalem) while endangering Israel’s very existence.


…It’s long past time for Jewish voters to end their longstanding — but unrequited — loyalty to the Democrats, who clearly no longer care about their concerns.

The Republican National Committee has published talking points on the inroads the Republican Party is making in the American Jewish community. Read them here.

Senate Says No to Iran Deal

The Jewish Insider reports:

A majority of senators, including 16 Democrats, voted on Wednesday night in favor of a non-binding Senate measure that opposes entering into an Iran deal addressing only the regime’s nuclear program as well as the removal of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ terrorism designation. The final vote on the measure was 62 to 33.


Wednesday’s vote came on a motion introduced by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), as part of the Senate’s consideration of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) aimed at countering China.


The motion instructs the senators negotiating the final bill with the House to “insist” that the legislation include language requiring any nuclear weapons agreement with Iran to include provisions "addressing the full range of Iran’s destabilizing activities," including missiles, terrorism and sanctions evasion; does not lift any sanctions on the IRGC; and does not revoke the IRGC’s terror designation.


… Lankford’s motion was the second measure on Iran to come up for a vote on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, 86 senators voted in favor of a motion, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), stating that terrorism-related sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran and the IRGC “are necessary to limit… cooperation” between Iran and China.


The Cruz motion instructs the Senate’s negotiators on the competition bill to “insist” that the final bill include language requiring the administration to report to Congress on cooperation between China and Iran.

These efforts demonstrate the strong public sentiment opposing President Joe Biden’s attempts to bring the US back into a dangerous, unworkable, nuclear deal with Iran.


Further reading:

Iran’s ‘Hidden’ Hand Behind Temple Mount Violence


We could be days away from a new, even more dangerous, nuclear deal with Iran. Until Iran takes meaningful steps to end its pursuit of nuclear weapons capability, we must maintain and expand strong sanctions on the regime in Tehran and on states and entities that do business with it. President Trump's "maximum pressure" sanctions on Iran were working and must continue.

Tell your Senators and Congressman: Please don't let this existential enemy of the US and our ally Israel achieve its nuclear weapons goals. Oppose the Biden administration’s bad nuclear deal with Iran.


Please make your voice heard NOW!


Nina Jankowicz, who has been named to head the Disinformation Governance Board.

Biden’s New Disinformation Board

This week, the White House announced the establishment of a “Disinformation Governance Board” under the Department of Homeland Security, a government entity that sounds like it came right out of George Orwell’s 1984.


Christopher Tremoglie at the Washington Examiner warns:

This organization, allegedly created to combat disinformation, will instead try to filter what news the public hears depending on what the government decides is true or untrue. Whatever form it takes, there is no reason to have confidence based on the government's track record in this regard. And government censorship threatens some of the very ideals upon which our country was founded.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has named Nina Jankowicz to head the Disinformation Governance Board. While she claims to be an analyst of disinformation, she is more accurately described as a purveyor of disinformation. Isaac Schorr at National Review reports:

In a series of 2020 tweets, Jankowicz sought to discredit the emails recovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop, promoting an article that she said cast “doubt on the provenance of the NY Post’s Hunter Biden story” and arguing: “The emails don’t need to be altered to be part of an influence campaign. Voters deserve that context, not a [fairy] tale about a laptop repair shop.” She also referenced the “laptop from hell” during one of the 2020 presidential debates and appeared to endorse an open letter, written by former intelligence officials, making the case that the contents of the laptop were part of a Russian disinformation campaign, despite the fact that the signatories acknowledge they had no evidence to support the claim.

Daniel Henninger at the Wall Street Journal says: “The Biden administration has a full plate: Ukraine, inflation, the border, Joe Manchin. The Disinformation Governance Board is a terrible idea. Pull the plug. Shut it down now.” We agree.

Primary Season Has Begun!

The first primary elections of the 2022 cycle were held this week, in Indiana and Ohio. The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulated the winners in two important Republican primary races in Ohio: J.D. Vance for his victory in the Ohio GOP primary for US Senate and Max Miller for winning the GOP primary in Ohio’s 7th congressional district. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

J.D. Vance and Max Miller are talented, dedicated, and patriotic. Notably, Max Miller is a proud member of the Jewish community; and if elected, would be just the second Jewish Republican Representative from Ohio, the first in 30 years.


We know J.D. Vance and Max Miller will fight back against the far-left radical policies of the Democrats that have resulted in skyrocketing inflation, rising crime, a crisis on the southern border, and wild government overspending.

For a calendar of all the primary elections this year, click here.


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Short Takes

Ron DeSantis is persona non grata at a Holocaust Memorial

Elliott Abrams and Eric Cohen are leaders of Tikvah, a Jewish educational and cultural institution. They write at the Wall Street Journal that Tikvah’s Jewish Leadership Conference this June, featuring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis among the distinguished speakers, was originally scheduled to take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, but the museum canceled the event. “[W]e were told by the museum staff that Mr. DeSantis didn’t ‘align with the museum’s values and its message of inclusivity.’ Either we disinvite the governor, they said, or our event was unwelcome… [I]t is sad to see that the misguided leadership of a Jewish museum won’t allow alternative ideas a seat at the Jewish table.”




Israel observes three important national holidays in quick succession each spring: Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel Memorial Day (for fallen soldiers, police, and security personnel, and for victims of terrorism), and Israel Independence Day. Today was Independence Day in Israel.

David Wurmser quotes one traditional way of understanding these three days:

1. On Holocaust Remembrance day, we mark the cost of being stateless.

2. On Israel Memorial Day, we mark the cost of having a state.

3. On Israel Independence Day we celebrate having the state back that was taken from us long ago.

This evening, Israel time, as Independence Day drew to a close, a terrorist attack in central Israel killed three people and wounded many others. It is a stark reminder that Israel's fight for survival continues every day. The RJC stands with Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.


The Republican Jewish Coalition held its Spring 2022 Leadership Meeting in Washington, DC on April 28. The terrific lineup of speakers included leading GOP members of the House and Senate, former senior Trump administration officials, as well as the current Israeli ambassador to the US and a former Israeli ambassador to the US.

You can see highlights and pictures from the event - and learn how you can upgrade your membership to attend future Leadership meetings - here.


RJC staff have returned to their offices for in-person work. Contact information for our offices can be found on our web site. Please visit us online for the latest RJC news, to see details of upcoming events, and to donate to the RJC. Read past editions of this newsletter here.

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