AN E-MAIL FROM THE REPUBLICAN JEWISH COALITION…

AN E-MAIL FROM THE REPUBLICAN JEWISH COALITION…
RJC E-Newsletter for April 13, 2017
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The RJC Weekly Newsletter

April 13, 2017

 

Your weekly look at the latest news, analysis,
and RJC activities around the country.

 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

The Weekly Standard writes that with last week’s strikes in Syria, President Trump delivered on his first test as Commander-in-Chief. “The president has been chief executive since January 20, but this week he acted also as Commander in Chief. And more: He finally accepted the role of Leader of the Free World… The strike at Syria had at its heart precisely that kind of global leadership, to enforce the century-old ban on chemical warfare—in the interest of decency and peace. His remarks ended with words that many predecessors, from Wilson to Roosevelt, and Kennedy to Reagan, might have spoken: ‘as long as America stands for justice then peace and harmony will prevail.’”

Senator Rubio is calling for further action in response to the Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, and pressure on other countries to do more. “We should be increasing sanctions significantly on Iranian and Russian interests that are helping Assad, and particularly this Boeing deal should be canceled,” Rubio told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week”.

The Jerusalem Post editorializes that with Russia’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the true Capital of Israel, and the U.S. strikes in Syria, it’s clear it is no longer business as usual in the Middle East. Last week witnessed two threshold events that signaled a profound change in the Middle East: the Trump administration’s cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for Assad’s latest nerve gas attack on civilians, and Russia’s surprise recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Both dramatic events took the world by surprise, representing nearly simultaneous reversals of the internationally accepted status quo. Previously, Assad’s use of poison gas was just another facet of the ongoing barbarity afflicting the Middle East, one which former US president Barack Obama naively promised to stem, but did not follow through with military action. Suddenly there is a new sheriff in town who broke through the diplomatic inertia with long-awaited action. While all the consequences are yet to emerge, no one should ignore the nearly universal sighs of long overdue, hope-stirring relief.
A new report in the Jewish Press further proves the necessity for Senator Graham’s Taylor Force Act, as the Palestinian Authority has upped their payments to the families of terrorists. In defiance of the United States, which is demanding that the Palestinian Authority completely stop financial rewards to families of terrorist “Martyrs” (Shahids), the PA is now raising the payments to the “Martyrs’” families. These PA payments include lifetime monthly allowances to families of suicide bombers, and other murderers who were killed during or after committing their crimes. Muhammad Sbeihat, the Secretary-General of the National Association of the Martyrs’ Families of Palestine, which is the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) entity dealing with the PA’s payments to “Martyrs’” families, explained last week: “In the upcoming period the allowances of the Martyrs’ families will be linked to the cost of living index, which will cause an improvement in these allowances, if only slightly.”
In case it wasn’t already clear that Republican policies work, the Washington Free Beacon notes a new poll showing that the 11 most popular Governors in America are all Republicans. The two most popular are from deep blue Massachusetts and Maryland. The 11 most popular governors in the United States, based on approval ratings are all Republicans, a new poll shows. Morning Consult conducted a poll on the popularity of all 50 of America’s governors, asking 85,000 registered voters across the country to evaluate the job performance of their state’s chief executives from January through March. The survey, released on Tuesday, found that the nation’s 11 most popular governors with the highest approval ratings are all members of the Republican Party, the Washington Times reported. Four of the 11 governors are from states that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

— Events —

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION WITH ALAN MILLER
King of Prussia, PA – April 19, 2017

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EVENT WITH REP. JOHN CULBERSON
Houston, TX – April 19, 2017

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MEET & GREET WITH REP. DAVID SCHWEIKERT
Paradise Valley, AZ – April 23, 2017

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HOW THE LEFT AND MEDIA DRIVE ANTI-SEMITISM, WITH PAUL MILLER
Midtown Manhattan, NY – May 1, 2017

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WESTERN PENN. EVENT WITH LEVENBACH AND ROTHFUS
Nevillewood, PA – May 7, 2017

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