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RJC Annual Leadership Summit


We are excited to be joined, IN PERSON, by EVERY major Presidential candidate in the GOP primary field. The fact that these candidates take time out of their busy campaign schedules and fly out to Las Vegas to join us for the weekend highlights how they view the RJC and our members, and the impact we make individually and collectively.


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Our room block at the hotel expires October 1, so if you're even thinking about coming to the Leadership Summit, now is the time to take action.


Please note that the RJC’s Annual Summit 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

Trump to Headline Republican Jewish Coalition’s Leadership Summit

The former President Donald Trump is the latest addition to the impressive list of speakers scheduled to grace the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Annual Leadership Summit. The event is slated to take place at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas next month.


… The upcoming 2023 RJC Annual Leadership Summit, scheduled from October 27 to 29, will see a host of Republicans ascending the stage to assert their credentials to the wealthy audience, in a bid to secure their potential political donations. Esteemed attendees, along with Trump, include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Republican Jewish Coalition Endorses Five Freshmen Congressmen

Four New York legislators and one from New Jersey have received the backing of the Republican Jewish Coalition.


RJC national chairman Norm Coleman, a former Minnesota senator, and CEO Matt Brooks released a statement on Tuesday saying the group endorses New York Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Mike Lawler, Marc Molinaro and Brandon Williams; and Thomas Kean Jr. of New Jersey.


The RJC described the five congressional districts as critical in expanding Republican control in Congress.


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Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the UN General Assembly, Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in New York City.

Why It’s Important to Continue Our Support for Ukraine

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Aaron MacLean, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, write at Fox News :

As House GOP opposition to the latest proposed supplemental support for Ukraine shows, Republican support for aid to Ukraine as it fights naked Russian aggression on its territory continues to weaken. This is a dangerous trend – and some Republicans don’t appreciate the strategic and political risks they are taking.


… In general, a Russian victory would give comfort and confidence to those who hate America, not just in Moscow and Beijing, but also in Tehran and Pyongyang. Putin’s recent summit meeting with Kim – the North Korean dictator’s first foreign trip in four years – is the latest indication of a solidifying Eurasian axis hostile to America’s interests and those of our friends.


… The Republican Party won the Cold War and earned the trust of generations of Americans by pressing the case that freedom and prosperity at home are linked to the security of Europe and Asia.


Succumbing now to the isolationist temptation, or to the related temptation that we can simply wash our hands of European responsibilities in order to focus on Asia, despite the advertised collusion of Russia and China, will make Americans less safe. It will also convince Americans that our party is unfit to govern, hurting Republican candidates in general elections.


Isolationism is starting to infect our party’s rhetoric and policy, further risking the consignment of our party to political irrelevance. As realists who are aware of the responsibility to safeguard our nation and its interests in a dangerous world, we should reject the trope of "endless wars" as the naïve invention of the left that it is.

US Capitol

Marching Toward a Shutdown

At National Review, Yuval Levin takes a deep dive into the complex dynamics under the surface of the budget arguments going on in Congress right now. He writes:

The budget-process contortions in both houses of Congress just now can be a little hard to parse. A lot of them have taken the form of battles over procedure, which can get mind-numbing pretty quickly. At various times, the House has been intensely focused on rules votes and the Senate has been mired in arguments about suspending the prohibition on non-germane amendments on appropriations bills. These procedural squabbles matter, but they are ultimately proxy fights. The real battle is a dispute about how to exercise leverage in the modern Congress. It’s now happening mostly among Republicans, and it divides Republicans more starkly than Democrats in Congress, but it’s a disagreement that has been evident in both parties when they’ve had to make governing decisions in recent years.

This is a must-read for serious Congress watchers who want the details.

Short Takes

Iran's president reemphasizes US assassination threats in UN speech

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi just used his UN General Assembly speech to offer a very thinly veiled reminder that Iran is determined to assassinate Americans. In a rambling address on Tuesday, Raisi saluted fallen Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Describing Soleimani as a "hero of anti-terrorism activities," Raisi said the general's January 2020 death via a US drone strike was a "terrorist act." The president insisted that Iran would employ "all tools and capacities in order to bring to justice the perpetrators and all those who had a hand in [Soleimani's killing]."… Essentially, Raisi is reminding the world that his regime believes it has a blood obligation, one imbued with theological grounding, to kill Americans in order to avenge Soleimani.

The cult of ‘antizionism’

Izabella Tabarovsky writes at Tablet about the hardline anti-Israel academics and BDS activists who have started the Institute for the Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism (ICSZ). She shows how the ICSZ is using communism’s methods to weaponize academic departments and disciplines against Israel.


She writes: “Anti-Zionists, as part of the broader far left, are eerily reproducing elements of the cultural deformations that once defined the lives of the citizens of the communist bloc: They have introduced Americans to the practices of collective demonization, blacklists, and denouncing friends and colleagues. They have injected political reeducation and oversight committees into workplaces and academic institutions as part of a new cultural revolution that overtly targets ‘Zionists’ as present-day villains and boogeymen, on a par with ‘white supremacists’ and ‘fascists.’ And they have forced colleagues and coworkers who don’t agree with them to either hide their true opinions, or, more often, to stop having opinions at all, in order to keep their jobs.”

Israeli aid team in Morocco saves lives

Israeli United Hatzalah volunteers working in earthquake-stricken Morocco have pivoted from search and rescue to treating victims. At least 3,000 people have died since a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco on September 8. Within 24 hours, a Hatzalah delegation was on the ground, involved in search and rescue operations. The delegation has been traveling around rural Morocco, setting up a field clinic in small communities and treating people. Locations were chosen in consultation with local community leaders. “We’re treating on average 150-200 people a day,” according to Hatzalah’s director of French operations, Samuel Arrouas.

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