RJC Slams Senate Democrats for Blocking Critical Aid to Israel

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and CEO Matt Brooks in response to Senate Democrats voting to block consideration of a bill authorizing $14.1 billion in critical aid to Israel.

On a beautiful, historic day in Washington DC that saw over 300,000 pro-Israel supporters join together on the National Mall to say in one clear voice, “We Stand with Israel”, Democrats in the US Senate stood in the way of providing critical aid to the Jewish state.

Democrat Senators – including Jacky Rosen (NV), Bob Casey (PA), Jon Tester (MT), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Sherrod Brown (OH) – denied Israel the support it desperately needs at this perilous time. The Jewish community and pro-Israel supporters across the country expect moral clarity and righteous leadership from their elected officials – today, Senate Democrats failed.

It is clear that the only unapologetically and unequivocally pro-Israel party is the Republican Party, which has never wavered in standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our ally Israel and the Jewish community – and never will.

As the Jewish community continues to trend towards the GOP, the RJC will continue to highlight the failings of the Democrats and hold them accountable to the voters.