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  • Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

    June 11, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

    Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority...

  • Rand Paul’s Jewish outreach finds receptive if wary audience

    May 13, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    Can Rand Paul woo his party’s Jews?

    The Kentucky senator and likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is stepping up his Jewish outreach. In recent weeks, Paul chatted with rabbis on a conference call and proposed legislation to cut funding to the...

  • The West Bank is under military occupation, and that’s a fact

    April 9, 2014 | 9:59 am

    According to press reports, the crowd at a recent Republican Jewish Coalition conference “noticeably gasped” when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to the West Bank as “occupied territories.” Christie promptly apologized to the event’s host, mega-donor Sheldon Adelson,...

  • In Vegas, GOP Jews focus on Israel, while contenders focus on Adelson

    March 31, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.

    According to organizers, some 400 people attended the gathering, where they were feted with poker...

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  • N.J.’s Christie apologizes to Adelson over ‘occupied territories’ reference

    March 30, 2014 | 7:23 pm

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Christie met with Adelson, a major GOP donor, privately on Saturday afternoon in Adelson’s Las Vegas...

  • Adelson to host Jeb Bush at Jewish Republicans event

    March 25, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Sheldon Adelson will host a dinner featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the eve of a conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Adelson, the casino magnate seen as a kingmaker in the Republican Party because of his willingness to spend tens of millions of dollars in an...

  • Jewish Republicans caught in party shutdown crossfire

    October 8, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second.

    Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly...

  • Sheldon Adelson offered to sway Congress members on Syria vote

    September 11, 2013 | 6:46 am

    Billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson said he was willing to assist President Obama in making the case to Congress for a Syria strike.

    “I would be willing to help out the administration, because I believe it’s the right thing to do,” Adelson, a leading backer of Republicans,...

  • Republican Jewish Coalition endorses Obama’s Syria call

    September 4, 2013 | 9:48 am

    We hear a lot of rhetoric about putting country above politics, but the Republican Jewish Coalition comes through this week with a robust endorsement of President Obama’s call for congressional backing for a Syria strike.

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) issued an...

  • In meeting with Rand Paul, Republican Jews hear ‘pleasant surprises’

    June 20, 2013 | 9:57 am

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had a reconciliatory meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition in his latest bid to forge ties with the pro-Israel community.

    “There were some pleasant surprises,” Matthew Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s director, told the Washington Post’s...

  • Gov. Walker doesn’t represent Jewish values

    June 5, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Governor Scott Walker is a right-wing conservative. He stands staunchly against a woman’s right to choose and has limited women’s access to affordable and essential health services. As governor, he has unnecessarily cut billions of dollars from his state’s schools. And, perhaps...

  • Was Frank Lautenberg sufficiently pro-Israel?

    June 4, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post berates AIPAC for what she calls its “fawning” remembrance of Frank Lautenberg, the longtime New Jersey senator who died yesterday:

    As for Lautenberg, AIPAC’s fawning can be chalked up to the gradual lowering of the bar for Democrats in an...

  • GOP self-analysis cites RJC as worthy of emulation

    March 19, 2013 | 7:47 am

    A report commissioned by the Republican National Committee on how to reverse the party's fortunes cited the Republican Jewish Coalition as a group worth emulating.

    "One outside group that has been particularly successful at engaging its community and increasing its Republican...

  • The Hagel dialectic: Defenders and detractors tussle over Israel record

    December 19, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.

    Media reports in recent days have said that Hagel, a Republican who represented Nebraska from 1997-2009 in the U.S. Senate, is...

  • American Jews: 65-68% Democratic, 26-29% Republican

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 25, 2012 | 9:23 am

    We've just updated our U.S. Jewish Party Identification tracker – one of our regular J Meter features. The tracker is updated with the two polls conducted on Election Day by J Street and the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    With this new data we present what we believe is a...

  • On the morning after, Jewish Republicans advise the party

    November 12, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Think immigration through -- again. Forget about gay marriage. And for heaven’s sake, when it comes to rape, shut up!

    The Republican Party as a whole is having the morning-afters, reconsidering how it might have done better in an election that saw the party fail to win the White...

  • The upside - and downside - of ‘low threshold’ voter support for Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 12, 2012 | 6:55 am

    As I promised last week, the discussion of the Jewish 2012 vote will continue this week, and as I also promised, this post will be about the Jewish voter and Israel. As I showed in my previous post, different questions lead to different, even contradictory, assessments of the way...

  • Polls show Obama won big among Jews. What next?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 7, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    On Election Day, President Barack Obama won reelection with 50 percent of the national popular vote. In the Jewish community, support for the President was much greater – about 69 or 70 percent of American Jews, according to two exit polls of Jewish voters released on Nov. 7.

    The...

  • RJC urges unity after Obama win, notes GOP’s Jewish gains

    November 7, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The Republican Jewish Coalition called on all Americans to "come together to craft real solutions to the very serious problems our country faces today" after President Obama won re-election.

    In a statement released by Executive Director Matt Brooks, the RJC noted what it called a...

  • Waking up in perilous times: Jewish groups release campaign ads [VIDEO]

    By Jared Baker

    September 28, 2012 | 10:57 am

    It's that time again. Campaign season is in full swing, and the Super PACs are out to win your vote.

    The Jewish Council on Education and Research (JCER) yesterday released a new ad for Obama featuring movie star Samuel L. Jackson. His message for voters: "Wake the f**k up!"
    ...
  • AJC poll: 69 percent of Fla. Jews for Obama, 25 percent for Romney

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    A new survey conducted by American Jewish Committee (AJC) earlier this month shows that 69 percent of Jewish voters in Florida are backing President Barack Obama; 25 percent of respondents said they would support Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.

    The results, which are...

  • Republican Jewish Coalition begins $5 million TV ad campaign

    September 19, 2012 | 9:57 am

    The Republican Jewish Coalition launched a $5 million television advertising campaign aimed at Jewish voters in swing states.

    The campaign started Wednesday and runs through Nov. 5 in cable and broadcast TV markets with sizable Jewish populations in Florida, Nevada, Ohio and...

  • Vying for Jewish hearts, minds and votes

    By Tom Tugend

    September 5, 2012 | 11:33 am

    The battle for the Jewish vote is in full swing, with Democrats and Republicans deploying their most stentorian spokespersons.

    As the din of the clashing rhetoric escalates during the countdown to the Nov. 6 election, it might be useful to list the Jewish outreach organizations...

  • Calif. Democratic Party chair rues any offense with Goebbels analogy

    September 4, 2012 | 9:43 am

    John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.

    Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a...

  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

    August 12, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan’s leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney’s pick as running mate.

    Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken a lead role in the stand-off between the White House...

  • Jerusalem a wedge issue? You bet

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 7, 2012 | 6:46 am

    ‎“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning” ‎‎(Psalm 137:5)‎

    ‎“It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of ‎Israel,” presidential candidate Mitt Romney said last week, during his visit to the ‎Eternal City. And no...

  • Ari Fleischer kicks off RJC voter drive in Israel

    July 11, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Israeli-American voters can make a difference in the upcoming presidential election, Ari Fleischer told Anglo-Israelis at the start of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s voter drive in Israel.

    Fleischer, President George W. Bush’s press secretary and an RJC board member, and RJC...

  • Republican Jewish Coalition leaders to campaign in Israel

    July 3, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes.

    The voter registration drive led by Ari Fleischer, the press secretary during the George W. Bush presidency and an RJC board member, and Matt Brooks, the RJC executive...

  • House Jewish Projection: Adding Bishop vs. Altschuler

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 1, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Last week we posted our first House Projection – one of the items in the new J -Meter, in which we follow races with a Jewish contender, and project the number of ‎Jewish House members after the next election. As we’ve explained, we expect the ‎number of Jewish representatives...

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