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New Speaker Announced:

Our Annual Leadership Meeting begins TOMORROW and it will be HUGE!

See the whole terrific line-up of speakers here.

The RJC’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas is exclusively for current members of the RJC National Leadership. Leadership opportunities start at $1,000. More membership details are available here.


RJC in the News

The Jerusalem Post reports on how Jewish candidates fared in the 2022 midterms, with extensive quotes from the RJC about the races of Lisa Scheller in Pennsylvania, George Santos in New York, Matt Jacobs in California, and Max Miller in Ohio. Here are some examples:

  • Of Scheller, who lost to incumbent Susan Wild by only 2% of the vote, RJC national political director Sam Markstein said: "We knew it would be a close race, but it’s disappointing."

  • Markstein said that George Santos ran a competitive race two years ago. “We are thrilled to see him winning and representing one of the largest Jewish communities in the country and we are excited to see him joining the ranks of Jewish Republicans in the 118th congress." (Learn more about George Santos here.)

  • Max Miller beat Democrat Matthew Diemer by 10 points. "RJC is proud to have endorsed and supported Max Miller," said Markstein. "Max Miller is talented, dedicated, patriotic, and a proud member of the Jewish community – he will be just the second Jewish Republican Representative from Ohio ever, the first in 30 years."

The RJC National Victory Team is conducting in-person

Jewish grassroots outreach in Georgia!

We'll be getting out the vote for our Republican candidate, Herschel Walker, in the Senate runoff election on December 6. We are holding in-person door-knocking deployments each day:

Tuesday - Thursday
November 29-December 1

This seat is critical. With one more vote, Democrats will have a much easier time confirming liberal judges, pushing the liberal agenda, and preventing Republican initiatives from the House from becoming law. We need your help to secure victory and end the 2022 elections with a big win.

Click here to sign up!

Here's another way you can help!

Send your donation directly to Herschel Walker through his personal page in the RJC PAC conduit portal.

Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in crossfire between IDF soldiers and Palestinian terrorists in May.

Biden Admin Investigation into Journalist’s Death is a Slap at Israel

The US and Israel are at odds over a Biden administration decision to pursue an FBI investigation into the shooting death of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.


Lahav Harkov at the Jerusalem Post has all the background on the case, including the conclusion of the IDF’s investigation into the incident, that Akleh was likely unintentionally shot by an Israeli soldier in an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists. Akleh appears to have been embedded with the terrorists and was killed in the crossfire.


Harkov writes:

This week, the US Department of Justice notified its Israeli counterpart that the FBI would be conducting its own investigation. This seems to be an unprecedented situation, in which the US officially considers a democratic ally to have an independent judiciary capable of investigating and prosecuting its own soldiers when need be – after all, it supports that argument when it’s made against International Criminal Court involvement – and is proceeding with an FBI investigation against that ally’s wishes after the ally’s probe reached its own conclusions.


It's not clear what the FBI will accomplish in its investigation, considering that the agency does not appear to have access to new evidence nor will it be able to question Israeli soldiers. One can’t say the IDF is above reproach, because no one is, but the US was involved in Israel’s inquiry and the State Department released a statement saying they “welcome" it. Yet they’re insisting on going forward with their own probe.

Harkov also points out that the US is taking an interest in the death of an American-Palestinian journalist but has done little to press Jordan to extradite Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi, the woman charged with participating in the 2001 suicide bomb attack at the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. That attack killed two US nationals, including a teenager named Malki Roth. And 49 US citizens have been murdered by Palestinians since 2001.

Adam Kredo reports at the Washington Free Beacon on Congress's response to the FBI probe:

Attorney General Merrick Garland and "everyone involved in this disgraceful stunt should be investigated and then either fired or impeached," Sen. Ted Cruz (-TX) told the Washington Free Beacon. The senator’s comments come just days after the Justice Department shocked the American Jewish community and Israeli government when it announced it would investigate the May 2022 shooting of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter who was killed during a standoff between Israeli forces and Palestinian terrorists. Congressional investigators want to know who signed off on this investigation and whether it was motivated by anti-Israel bias.

...Cruz and other congressional officials who spoke to the Free Beacon said the DOJ’s decision to target Israel is the result of the federal law enforcement agency’s politicization under President Joe Biden... Garland is "using the FBI to attack and undermine one of our closest allies at the behest of the anti-Semitic Squad," Cruz said.

Short Takes

Warnock’s church belongs to coalition that wants to end military aid to Israel

Alana Goodman reports: "Georgia Democratic senator Raphael Warnock’s church, where he serves as senior pastor and CEO, belongs to a coalition of far-left congregations that is calling for an end to US military aid to Israel. Warnock’s Ebenezer Baptist Church is listed as a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, a left-wing Baptist denominational group that has been a staunch critic of the Jewish state.”

Liberal dark money network funnels cash to charity sponsoring Palestinian terror-linked group

Gabe Kaminsky reports: "The New Venture Fund and Windward Fund, two nonprofit groups managed by Arabella Advisors, gave Alliance for Global Justice $263,000 combined in 2021, according to newly released tax documents reviewed by the Washington Examiner. AFGJ sponsors several groups behind the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, including Samidoun, an Israeli-designated terrorist organization."

How Sean Maloney lost — and Mike Lawler won — in the Hudson Valley

The Times Union reports on the Republican challenger who unseated the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – and why the support of Rockland County’s Orthodox Jewish community was a significant element in Mike Lawler’s win.






RJC Annual Leadership Meeting
OUR MOST EXCITING EVENT OF THE YEAR IS BACK! Enjoy a weekend of politics and policy with fellow Jewish Republicans and top GOP elected officials, policy makers, and pundits. Registration is now open!





Georgia Days of Action
Help us get out the vote for Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election on December 6. In-person door knocking and remote phone banking are available. Sign up today!



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