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WASHINGTON--The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending a team to Israel next week to round up absentee votes for Mitt Romney. Expect the Democrats to also run a get-out-the-vote drive for U.S. citizens in eretz Israel.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks will be in Israel July 9-13 "to engage with American citizens living in Israel as part of a voter registration drive, absentee ballot program, and advocacy initiative," the group said Monday.

"This effort will be comprehensive in scope and will include media events, town hall meetings with U.S. citizens living abroad, and meetings with leading bloggers and social media activists on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms who are expert in communicating directly with potential voters."

The RJC is linking with ivoteisrael.com and Republicans Abroad Israel.

From the RJC: "According to recent estimates, there are approximately 150,000 Americans living in Israel who are eligible to vote in the November presidential election. A significant percentage of these voters are registered in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The number of Americans from these battleground states might be enough to tip the scales in 2012."

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