CUFI In The News

Successes in Washington, CUFI’s statements on breaking Israel-related news, and bold leadership in initiatives aimed at making Israel more secure and her people safer, have led established outlets to take notice of CUFI’s efforts and cover what we say and what we do.

With hundreds of mentions in the media, and the vast majority being positive or neutral, CUFI has solidified our place in the pro-Israel community’s tapestry and in the foreign policy arena.

These are selected articles and opinion pieces authored by or featuring CUFI.

Terrorist who stabbed Border Police officer in neck gets 20 years in prison

The Jeruslaem District Court on Thursday sentenced a Palestinian terrorist to 20 years in prison for a May 2022 attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem during which he stabbed a Border Police officer in the neck.

Read More: The Times of Israel

Israel names Michal Cotler-Wunsh as antisemitism envoy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has appointed Michal Cotler-Wunsh, a human-rights lawyer and former lawmaker for the Blue and White Party, as the country’s antisemitism envoy.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Israel seizes 16 tons of Gaza-bound rocket-making material

Customs inspectors at Ashdod Port impounded 16 tons of rocket-making material in July, it was cleared for publication on Thursday.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Saudis say Palestinians must be part of Israel peace deal, says Blinken

Saudi Arabia has let the Biden administration know that resolving Palestinian issues is critical for any normalization deal with Israel, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.

Read More: The Jerusalem Post

New report: Antisemitic crimes rose 28% in 21 US cities in 2022

Research from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) reveals an increase in the number of hate crimes against Jews (up 28%) and other minority groups in America’s most populous urban centers.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Iran fighting for control as it meets Hamas, Hezbollah chiefs in Lebanon

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Lebanon Friday for key meetings with Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah, and to meet other groups such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to local reports.

Read More: The Jerusalem Post

Congressman: ‘Insanity’ to have Iranian propagandist at US military seminar

Speakers at the 2023 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium, which was held Aug. 16-17 in Omaha, Neb., included current and former military leaders, a member of Congress, a governor and a university president.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Attack on IDF soldiers at Joseph’s Tomb violates Oslo Accords

A bomb attack at an entrance to Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) on Wednesday that injured four Israel Defense Forces soldiers violates the 1993 Oslo Accords, pro-Israel leaders said.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate 

Iran threatens to retaliate against Israel after strike on Aleppo airport

Iran’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that Israel would eventually face retribution following an alleged airstrike on the international airport of the Syrian city of Aleppo, after over a decade of such attacks.

Read More: The Times of Israel

Israel warns citizens of possible abductions during the holiday season

Israel’s National Security Council on Thursday cautioned citizens to remain vigilant while traveling over the upcoming Jewish holiday period, citing the risk of attempts by Iranian-backed terrorists to carry out kidnappings in Israel and abroad.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Four terrorist attacks in 24 hours: A timeline of August 2023

August 2023 has been a deadly month of terror attacks in Israel, and between August 5 to August 31, five people have been killed multiple more people have been wounded to varying degrees.

Read More: The Jerusalem Post

Israeli killed, six injured in terror attack near Modi’in

An off-duty Israeli soldier was killed and six other persons, including civilians, were wounded on Thursday morning when a Palestinian terrorist drove into them with a truck at the Maccabim Crossing along Route 443, close to the central city of Modi’in.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Laser air defenses coming to Israeli border communities soon

Within approximately 18 months, Israel is expected to deploy the world’s first laser defense systems, on borders that have Iranian-backed terrorist armies on the other side.
Gaza, Lebanon and Syria all made good candidates for the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Iron Beam, which has been in development for nearly 20 years.
Read More: Jewish News...

President Herzog departs for the US, will commemorate Israel’s 75th anniversary

President Isaac Herzog set off on a diplomatic visit to the United States late Monday night to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel. As a highlight of his visit, Herzog will address both houses of the American Congress, which will convene in a special session dedicated to honoring this significant milestone.

Read More: The...

F-35s, F-16s, more ships: The US keeps bolstering Middle East military – analysis

Days after US officials said that the US would send F-16s to the region, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner, more reports emerged on Tuesday of the US sending warplanes to the region. This appears to be an increasing crescendo of messaging designed to deter Iran and Russia.

Read More: The Jerusalem Post


The Truth Isn’t Enough; We Have To act


Jew-hatred in America is something that most Americans would rather not think about because of how it reflects on who we are, what we believe, and where we are headed as a nation. But being blind, deaf, and silent isn’t working. On our watches, America became a place where Jews are attacked inside restaurants, sent running from an...

Pastor John Hagee: Begin was ‘heroic’ to bomb Iraqi reactor, Iran ‘even more dangerous’


One of America’s most powerful Christian supporters of Israel sees clear similarities between Iran’s race towards nuclear weapons and a daring Israeli strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor back in 1981.

In a wide-ranging interview, Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and his own John Hagee...

‘It began with words’


The horrors of Nazi concentration camps did not materialize from thin air. Neither did the shootings in Poway, Calif., or Pittsburgh, Pa.; nor did the hostage-taking in Colleyville, Texas. As the late Holocaust survivor and educator Irving Roth often said: “It began with words.”

We must heed that warning now—here in the heartland...