Don’t miss new episodes dropping every Thursday on YouTube to stay informed on all things Israel in short segments featuring CUFI’s Senior Middle East Analyst Kasim Hafeez.


Speak Out for Israel at CUFI’s Summit

Have you ever been to a CUFI Summit? It’s the premier pro-Israel event of the year, and for good reason! Not only do CUFI members hear from U.S. and Israeli officials, Middle East experts, and Members of Congress, but they also meet with their elected officials to make their voices heard for Zion’s sake.

Attending CUFI’s Washington Summit is one of the best ways you can stand up and speak out for Israel and the Jewish people.

Tune in to this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly for a recap of this year’s conference and to find out the important reasons why CUFI shows up in our nation’s capital year after year.

Threats to Israel: Home and Abroad

As over 1,000 CUFI members gathered in our nation’s capital to stand with Israel and the Jewish people at CUFI’s annual Summit, the threats to the Jewish state loomed large—both abroad and here in the U.S.

In this episode of the CUFI Weekly, get an update on recent events related to Israel and the broader Middle East and find out how you can make a difference for Zion’s sake.

Tune in now.

The History of Tel Aviv

How did Tel Aviv go from sand dunes to the cultural, industrial hub of the Middle East?

In this episode of the CUFI Weekly, learn more about the history of one of Israel’s premier cities and how it played a key role in the establishment of Israel’s independence.

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Life Under Fire

If you visit a children’s playground in an Israeli community on the Gaza border, you will notice a marked difference from U.S. playgrounds: bomb shelters.

In this episode, Kasim shows you the reality of living under the brutal shadow of terrorism from Hamas and their sponsors in Iran.

Tune in now to see why we must speak up in defense of Israel and the Jewish people.

CUFI Weekly: Tackling Terror, Treasuring Freedom

In this episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim commemorates the anniversary of the Entebbe raid, a stunning IDF military operation that resulted in the successful rescue of over 100 Israeli hostages. As we prepare to celebrate our freedom as Americans, we must remember our blessings and commit to standing with our ally, Israel, against terror.

Tune in to learn more.

The Iranian Threat to Israeli Tourists

Last week, breaking news in Turkey alerted the world to yet another of Iran’s insidious schemes to target Israel and Jews—simply because they are Jewish—as an Iranian plot to murder Israeli tourists in Istanbul was foiled.

In the wake of the ongoing Iranian threat to Israelis in Turkey, Israel’s security establishment has become increasingly concerned for the safety of Israelis in other countries as well.

Tune in to get caught up on Iran’s latest malevolent actions and how you can help ensure Israel is secure and her people are safe.

Jaffa: The Gateway to Israel

The Israeli port city Jaffa has rich biblical history. The place from which Jonah sailed to Tarshish to escape God’s call, Jaffa has been significant in Israeli history from the Old Testament to the New Testament up to the establishment
of the modern State of Israel.

Find out more about this incredible city with ancient roots in this week’s
episode of the CUFI Weekly.

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Uncommon Courage: Israel’s Six Day War

In 1967, five Arab armies attacked Israel. Over the course of six days, Israel miraculously managed not only to survive but to thrive, beating back the invaders and gaining control of new territory, including the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, Israel’s enemies still seek to wipe the Jewish state off the map, and battles between good versus evil wage on across the globe.

Are you being courageous and speaking out for good?

Tune in now to learn more about the Six Day War and how you can speak out for Israel and America.

What’s Really Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?

In May 2021, Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood located in East Jerusalem, made headlines. Anti-Israel activists claimed that Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response to the allegedly unjust evictions of Palestinian families from the neighborhood.

But what’s really going on in Sheikh Jarrah?

In this episode, join Kasim in East Jerusalem to find out.

Operation Solomon: Israel Rescues 14,325 Ethiopian Jews

What do you do when you see people in need?

In 1991, as rebel forces, closed in on the capital of Ethiopia during their decades-long civil war, find out what Israel did to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews and bring them safely to Israel. Operation Solomon reminds us of the true heart of Israel and is just one of the many stories you won’t hear in the media.

Security Threats at the Israeli-Syrian Border

Join Kasim as he journeys to Israel’s border with Syria. See inside the former Syrian military headquarters and visit an Israeli town near the Syrian border where the constant threat of terror attacks is a sad reality for many Israelis.

It’s critical that we know the truth and share it – for Zion’s sake.

Welcome to Israel!

The only thing better than standing with Israel is standing in the Holy Land.

In this episode, join Kasim from Jerusalem and learn why seeing the land of the Bible with your own eyes is critical in the fight against antisemitism.

Meet Israel’s First Boxing World Champion, Yuri Foreman

Hear how a boxing world champion uses his skills to combat antisemitism outside the ring.

In this episode, Kasim talks to Yuri Foreman, Israel’s first boxing world champion, in Brooklyn, a hot bed of antisemitic incidents in our nation, about his childhood, boxing career, and his efforts to combat antisemitism in his city.

Quds Day: A Day of Antisemitism

Tomorrow, Quds Day rallies will be held all over the world—even in Western cities—as a “day of protest” and show of solidarity with Palestinians. Participants will hold up signs which read, ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ brandishing posters that feature the faces of terrorists and calling for resistance against ‘the Zionist regime’—all while claiming to support the Palestinian people.

But does hating Israel help Palestinians?

Tune in to learn more about Quds Day and why we must speak out against these antisemitic demonstrations.

CUFI Weekly: Saving Lives is What Israel is All About

A visit to the headquarters of Save a Child’s Heart, an Israeli humanitarian aid organization, showcases the true heart of Israel. The Jewish state has compassion on children in need from nations all over the world and welcomes them so they can receive life-saving surgery in Israel.

In this episode, join Kasim in Holon, Israel, near Tel Aviv, and see how Israel is a light unto the nations.

14 Israelis Murdered – Where’s the Outrage?

As a wave of terror continues to sweep across Israel, the total count of those murdered at the hands of Palestinian terrorists has risen to 14. Dozens more terror attacks have been thwarted by Israeli security forces.

In this episode, Kasim highlights the double standard in the global media when it comes to Israel and the Jewish people.

As antisemitism rises over the world, we have to be the ones who speak out. We have to stand up. No one else will.

Does Israel Make Life Harder for Palestinians?

As Ramadan begins, terror attacks have ramped up in Israel. In this episode, Kasim discusses the why behind these tragic and horrific attacks.

Tune in now to make sure you know what steps Israel has taken to support Palestinians during this holy month and how the Palestinian leadership has continued to incite violence, nonetheless.

The Real Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East

Four people were murdered in a terrorist attack in Beersheba. A few days later, two more people were killed by terrorists in Hadera. Six people, in the span of a few days. Theses people were fathers, mothers, children, siblings, coworkers – taken forever from their friends and families.

But you didn’t hear it on the news.

Ukrainian Jews Need Our Help Now

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainian Jews want to leave the war zone and start a new life in Israel. The Jewish state is a safe haven for Jews around the world, with a mission to ensure every Jew is safe during moments of crisis like these. CUFI has partnered with the Jewish Agency to help every Jewish person who wants to leave Ukraine find refuge in Israel.

NYC Gym Teaches Krav Maga to help Jewish Community

As antisemitic violence rises in Jewish Communities, this New York City gym is taking active steps to help people combat attacks through self-defense techniques and training so that they may live in peace.

Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Palestinians are NOT the Same

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, anti-Israel detractor all over the world are co-opting the suffering of the Ukrainian people to feed into their anti-Israel narrative. But the suffering of the people of Ukraine and that of the Palestinians are not the same. In this episode, Kasim tells you why.

Israel Is an Apartheid State—Isn’t It?

A few weeks ago, Amnesty International labeled Israel as an “apartheid state.” Accusing Israel of apartheid, the racist system which governed South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s, is a decades-old libel that has no basis in reality. In Israel, Arabs and Jews (indeed, all minorities) have full and equal rights.

Watch the newest episode of The CUFI Weekly with Kasim Hafeez to learn how to defend Israel against this false accusation.

Tehran’s Tyrants and a New (Same) Iran Deal

In this episode, Kasim compares Theodor Herzl’s pamphlet, The Jewish State, with a religious edict issued by the Supreme Leader of Iran on the same day, many years later. The two documents demonstrate that both the Jewish and Iranian people have suffered from oppression, but while Israel was founded as a pluralistic, democratic society to protect all its citizens, Iran has become a tyrannical and oppressive regime, which abuses its own people, as well as poses a threat to America, Israel, and all the free world.

Watch the newest episode of The CUFI Weekly with Kasim Hafeez to learn more.

Here’s an Exclusive Look at CUFI’s Leadership Summit

You’re invited to CUFI’s 2022 Leadership Summit. Hear from Pastor John Hagee, Gov. Greg Abbott, Israeli President Isaac Herzog, and more.

Relive CUFI’s 2022 Leadership Summit or get an exclusive first look at the exciting two days you missed when participants heard from top Middle East experts and CUFI’s team on the importance of standing with Israel and the Jewish people.

Watch the newest episode of The CUFI Weekly with Kasim Hafeez at CUFI’s 2022 Leadership Summit.

Free Palestine—from Hamas and the PA

Anti-Israel detractors often disguise their hatred of the Jewish state with the pro-Palestinian slogan, “Free Palestine.” But innocent Palestinians do need to be freed—from Hamas, the terrorist group which has been the de-facto ruler of the Gaza strip since 2007, and the Palestinian Authority.

Watch this week’s special episode of the CUFI Weekly to learn more about this slogan, what’s really behind it, and why supporting Palestinians means standing up to those who truly oppress them—their own leaders, not Israel.

A Texas Synagogue Was Held Hostage, and We Must Act

In the land of the free, Jews are not free to visit their places of worship without fear. Every freedom-loving American should be appalled that the Jewish community in our country feels less secure in the United States than they did in previous years.

In this week’s special episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses the recent hostage situation at a Texas synagogue and why Christians must stand up and speak out today.

Standing with Israel & Defending America Against Iran

As world powers meet in Vienna to negotiate a deal with Iran, the Iranian regime continues to plot Israel’s destruction—but Israel is not Tehran’s only target.

The country designated as the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism aims to destroy not only Israel but also the United States.

In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, find out why standing with Israel is defending America.

New Year, Same Terror Attacks on Israel

As we welcomed a new year, rockets were fired at Israel by Hamas from Gaza.

Even though you may not have heard about it in the mainstream media, terror attacks against Israelis continue in many insidious forms.

In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses recent violence from Gaza toward Israel and why we must stand up and speak out for Zion’s sake.

Life-Changing Trips to Israel Help Veterans Healing From PTSD

When you’re walking in the footsteps of Jesus and seeing with your own eyes the places where biblical events took place, it is impossible to go there and walk away unchanged.

Heroes to Heroes is an organization helping American veterans by providing spiritual healing and peer support for those who suffer from injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through a unique journey to Israel.

Don’t miss this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly as Kasim talks with these American heroes about their experiences. You’ll be inspired by the stories of these veterans overcoming PTSD and hear how their trips to Israel have changed their lives.

Israelis Are Being Murdered but the Media Is Silent

A 25-year-old Israeli student was murdered by a terrorist, but it was not an isolated event.
Over the past few weeks, Israel has been facing the resurgence of terror attacks. Palestinian terrorism continues to devastate the lives of countless Israelis, and it must be stopped.
In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses recent terror attacks in Israel and why we must refuse to be silent for Zion’s sake.