RJC Response to Hagel Confirmation

Editor’s Note:

I know I posted yesterday that I was becoming totally disinterested in politics but felt I must come out of my hiatus to post on the Hagel Confirmation. I’m disgusted. Below is the Republican Jewish Coalition’s response to the confirmation of the anti-semite… Heard that Rand Paul did vote for Hagel and am trying to confirm that.


Contact: Shari Hillman
RJC Responds to Hagel Confirmation: 
Hagel Choice Sends Wrong Message to  
Our Allies and Adversaries



Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013) — The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement about today’s Senate vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense:

We are disappointed that Chuck Hagel’s nomination won confirmation from the Senate. Respecting the President’s prerogative to name his Cabinet members does not outweigh the Senate’s duty to examine nominees and withhold consent from someone who is not qualified for the office.
Chuck Hagel’s statements on Israel and the “Jewish lobby” raised serious concerns about his fitness to serve. His views on Iran are also deeply troubling. Hagel’s appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee showed that he lacks an understanding of the issues facing our defense forces and national security leaders. And he does not have the experience in running a large and complex organization that would make him an effective secretary of defense.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Sadly, we continue to believe that the choice of Chuck Hagel for this post sends the wrong message to the American people, our allies, and our adversaries.”
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RJC Press Release: This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Democratic Party

Contact: Shari Hillman

RJC: Rift in Democratic Party on Israel Shows How Much Party Has Changed

New RJC ad:”This is no longer the Democratic Party of our parents’ generation.”
Washington,  D.C. (September 7, 2012) — The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today announced the release of a new print ad, entitled “Rift,” which points to the deep split among rank and file Democrats when it comes to supporting Israel. This rift is a sad example of how much the party has changed over the years.

The ad reads, in part: “At the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, NC, it’s become painfully clear that this Party is no longer the Democratic Party of our parents’ generation. This week has witnessed a shocking series of events. These regrettable incidents reveal a Party that has wandered far from its origins.”

The ad will run next week in 11 Jewish newspapers as full-page ads in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Important pro-Israel language was stripped from the Democrats’ platform this year, including lines recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calling Israel America’s ‘strongest ally’. When they tried to reinstate the language on Jerusalem, the convention chairman couldn’t get a clear two-thirds vote and just declared the language added – receiving loud boos from the convention floor.

He continued, “This is a sad display by the Democratic Party and is an indication of how much the Democratic Party has changed in recent years. It was chilling to watch; who could have imagined the day when supporting Jerusalem would be resoundingly booed at a Democratic convention?”