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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • In Fla., Republican Jews shower Gingrich with applause (if not necessarily votes)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 28, 2012 | 12:30 am

    Delray Beach, Fla.—Speaking on Friday at an event organized by the state’s Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) chapter, former House Speaker and Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich struck a mostly professorial tone as he talked foreign policy to a friendly audience.

    He may...

  • At RJC forum, Republican hopefuls preview their lines of attack

    December 13, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    Iran’s nuclear program appears to be racing ahead. The Middle East peace process is in shambles. And a series of recent flare-ups have highlighted ongoing tensions between the Obama administration and elements of the pro-Israel community.

    It was against this backdrop that six...

  • Gingrich to RJC: U.S. needs ‘dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East’

    December 8, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Appearing with five fellow candidates at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Newt Gingrich called for “a dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East.”

    The GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage separately Wednesday, and each spoke for approximately half an hour at the...

  • Andrew Breitbart, the unabashedly “biased journalist”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The TV cameras at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s ballroom on the evening of June 12 were there to cover a foreign policy speech by Newt Gingrich, but during the cocktail hour, all eyes at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) Summer Bash were on Andrew Breitbart.

    While Gingrich...

  • Gingrich slams Obama, commits to Israel in speech to Jewish Republicans

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2011 | 1:55 am

    Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Summer Bash on Sunday, June 12, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave the most extensive foreign policy speech of his now- embattled Presidential run.

    If elected, Gingrich said that on his first day in office he would move the...

  • RJC expresses concern about Paul candidacy

    May 13, 2011 | 11:21 am

    The Republican Jewish Coalition expressed its concern about reports that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is planning a third bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

    “As Americans who are committed to a strong and vigorous foreign policy, we are deeply concerned about the prospective...

  • The RJC is Republican, sure, but Jewish?

    November 7, 2008 | 2:34 am

    Larry Greenfield

    Fun editorial about Larry Greenfield ("Larry and Me," Oct. 31), the hardworking Jewish Republican.

    I too have seen him in debate, and he is always good. Winning smile, yes, but also very substantive ideas and concern for the Jewish people and Israel.
    With the...

  • Jewish vote not a sure bet in swing state Nevada

    October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Support for presidential candidate Barack Obama remains strong among Nevada's Jewish population, but Jews can no longer be counted on as a bloc vote for the Democrats.

    It is a startling revelation to many Jewish leaders in the state, including Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Conservative...

  • Obama campaign halts debates with RJC

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    Barack Obama’s campaign has decided advisers and representatives of the Democratic nominee for president will no longer debate officials from the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

    This prohibition led Wednesday to the canceling of a debate scheduled for Sunday at Valley Cities...

  • Obama campaign cancels debates with Republican Jewish Coalition

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    I just missed the presidential debate because I was dealing with breaking news that actually had to do with Barack Obama and the debates his surrogates had been having with officials from the Republican Jewish Coalition, the organization behind the negative poll. As of today, those...

  • Don’t run Republican Jewish Coalition ads, pro-Israel group J Street tells Jewish newspapers

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 13, 2008 | 3:19 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—A campaign by a new dovish pro-Israel group to get Jewish newspapers not to run Republican Jewish Coalition attack ads has raised questions about what’s kosher and what isn’t in this fraught political season.

    The new group, J Street, helped flood many Jewish...

  • Jackie Mason says Silverman’s a ‘sick yenta’ for telling Jews to vote Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 5, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    Remember that video for The Great Schlep in which Sarah Silverman says Jews should stop being scared of Barack Obama and vote for the Democratic nominee for president, who is, as she informs us, “circum-supersized?” Well, Jackie Mason, a Jewish comedian from a much different era,...

  • VIDEOS: Jackie Mason vs.  Sarah Silverman—Battle YouTube

    By The Web Guy

    October 4, 2008 | 4:12 pm

    First came Sarah Silverman with a video for The Great Schlep, an organized effort to get young Jews across America to visit older relatives in Florida to convince them to back Obama [WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE]:

    And here’s Jackie Mason’s response, gleefully e-mailed all over cyberspace yesterday (Silverman’s video was released Sept. 25) by the Republican Jewish Coalition:

     

  • Rosh Hashanah means frank talk with family, not just apples and honey

    By The Web Guy

    September 24, 2008 | 1:19 am

    I'm happy to share this post from guest blogger Alissa Bader:


    The year 5769 is nearly upon us -- the time for apples and honey, new Hebrew calendars, and round challahs in the supermarket.

    It's a time for New Year's cards in the mail and frantically getting all of your work done in...
  • VIDEO: Jewish voters targeted in ‘push polling’—RJC fesses up

    September 17, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Joelna Marcus tells JTA she was the target of a push poll because she is Jewish. A caller, pretending to be a pollster, tried to insinuate Barack Obama is pro-Palestinian.



    The Republican Jewish Coalition has admitted it sponsored a negative poll about Barack Obama.

    Politico.com...

  • ‘Even if Democrats had picked David Ben-Gurion to run as vice president’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 25, 2008 | 1:10 pm

    Now that Barack Obama’s running mate is no longer a tightly held secret—shhhh, he picked Joe Biden—those favoring soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee John McCain can attack the credibility and efficacy of the Democratic ticket. For example, these words of worry from the...

  • Candidate profile: Ron Paul

    By Beth Young

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Jim Perry, a 22-year-old Libertarian, made a name for himself in college when, shortly after moving to New Hampshire to live free or die, he strapped a gun to his side and marched into a local Borders book store and proceeded to rip up a copy of his Massachusetts income tax return.
    ...
  • Candidates make their case at Jewish GOP conference

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Rudy Giuliani addresses RJC
    Each of the leading GOP presidential candidates to some degree has run away from the Bush legacy. But this week they made their case before one of the president's most loyal constituencies: Republican Jews.

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Tuesday...

  • Briefs: Clinton backs Israel attack on Syria, Abbas to Hamas: Never Again

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Clinton Backs Israel Attack on Syria

    U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) backed what she said was an Israeli attack on a Syrian nuclear target. "What we think we know is that with North Korean help, financial and technical and material, the Syrians apparently were putting...

  • Red Date, Blue Date

    By Carin Davis

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My friend Rachel invited me to the "Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) 39-and-under mixer." I wanted to go, but I had the "Really Tall Jewish Council's 39-and-under mixer" that night. C'mon, was she serious? Republicans? Jewish Republicans? Hello, oxymoron. I'm a blue state girl....
  • Briefs: West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says; Israel wants U.S. to stay the course on P.A.

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says

    Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.

    The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Munich' Still Topic of Debate

    Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent discussion on Steven Spielberg's "Munich" covered most of the spectrum from left to right.

    At the event, held at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy...

  • Bush Win Inspires Local GOP Leader

    By Marc Ballon

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    George W. Bush wasn't the only Republican to win big on election night. Larry Greenfield, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) of Southern California, also fared quite well.

    Surrounded by a crowd of 250 Jewish Republicans partying at Beverly Hills' Level One club, a...

  • Jews Split Over Arnold Victory

    By Tom Tugend

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "It used to be in California that we were afraid to speak out in a roomful of Jews, but now we're standing up and speaking up," said a jubilant Bruce Bialosky, who chairs the Southern California chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "Why, even the rabbis are changing their...

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