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On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conducted a swearing-in of Elaine Chao as the Transportation Secretary, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Pence: World Will Know America Stands with Israel

Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad.

WATCH: Jewish Republicans Slam Democrats for Anti-Israel Tone

The Republican Jewish Coalition on Friday released a 60-second ad that highlights the display of a Palestinian flag on the floor of the convention and the burning of an Israeli flag outside the convention hall to make a point that today’s Democratic Party is less supportive of Israel than in the past.

Yes, Republican Jews Support Donald Trump

The headline in Politico asks: “Trump: Bad for Jewish Republicans?” The article suggests many conservative (small “c”) Jews are having trouble coming around to the GOP’s presumptive nominee. It does not cite polling data; instead, it relies on opinions, such as those of Anti-Defamational League CEO (and former Obama administration official) Jonathan Greenblatt, which is a bit like asking the head of PETA what she thinks of the steaks at Applebee’s now that they’ve changed their menu.

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Trump: On Second Thought, Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Republican presidential frontrunner said Tuesday that he is “100%” in favor of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem–a reversal from his position in December. Trump announced his new position on the simmering controversy in an exclusive interview

Rubio: ‘Israel Has No Partner For Peace’ In Current Palestinian Leadership

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) that “Our president has placed his own legacy” in the way of a strong America-Israel relationship. Barack Obama’s foreign policy lacks “moral clarity,” Rubio said. Moral clarity means “our allies trust us and our adversaries respect us,” he added. Now, “our allies feel betrayed and our enemies feel emboldened.”

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Republican Jewish Coalition Ready to Fight in 2016

LAS VEGAS –The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) wrapped up its spring meeting in this weekend on an enthusiastic note. Several presidential contenders, declared and potential, addressed the meeting in on-the-record sessions. Former President George W. Bush addressed the gala dinner Saturday, in a rare (and off the record) public appearance.

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GOP Contenders Gather at ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’ in Vegas

This weekend, leaders of the Republican Jewish Coalition hold their annual spring meeting in Las Vegas–and, as in prior years, many Republican presidential hopefuls will be in attendance. The conference is hosted by Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate, philanthropist and Republican mega-donor.

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Lessons of the Steve Scalise Debacle

The Steve Scalise controversy had a fairly simple resolution. When the accusation had emerged that he had spoken in 2002 to a white supremacist group associated with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, he ought to have stepped aside temporarily and asked the House Republican leadership to conduct a full investigation. That would have confirmed that Republicans would not permit anyone to lead the party who kept such associations, and without punishing Scalise before the facts were known.