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.

 

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.

A Storm Brewing

A storm has been brewing between Turkey and the West for some time.

Turkey, a NATO ally and the first Muslim-majority country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel in 1949, has changed since its current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, came into power in 2003. The regime has become vitriolic in its rhetoric about Israel, a safe haven for terrorists, and a suppressor of freedom of religion.

In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses in detail the history of U.S.-Israel-Turkey relations and why it matters to you.

The UN Denies Jewish and Christian History—Again

Breaking News?

The United Nations General Assembly made a morally bankrupt resolution attempting to rebrand the Temple Mount as an Islamic holy site, essentially stripping away the Jewish and Christian history of the site.

Unfortunately, such a demonstration of rank anti-Israel bias is unsurprising. Since 2015, the United Nations General Assembly has passed 115 resolutions against Israel and only 45 against all other countries in the world combined.

In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses the denial of the Jewish connection to the land of Israel, how that relates to us as Christians, and what we can do about it.

Hanukkah: A Call to Celebrate Everyday Miracles

Do you need a miracle?

The Jewish people are a people of light, blessing, and miracles. Each year, for eight nights, they celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate a great miracle which happened in Israel.
In this week’s special episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim is joined by CUFI’s Co-Executive Director, Shari Dollinger, who discusses the history and symbolism of Hanukkah.

This special holiday is an opportunity for all of us to remember the everyday miracles God scattered in our lives to show us He is with us, and He will bless us, just as He has blessed the Jewish people.

Is Rising Antisemitism an Unstoppable Train?

On this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim is joined by CUFI’s Senior Director of Policy and Communications, Ari Morgenstern, to talk about what the average American can do about the rise of antisemitism in the state in which they live.

Find out how you can combat hate and defend Israel—don’t miss this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly.

A 13-Year Army Combat Veteran Answers the Question: Why Israel?

In honor of Veterans Day, Kasim is joined by Kirby Calhoun, a 13-year Army combat veteran and CUFI Field Coordinator. The two discuss Kirby’s pro-Israel advocacy, 9/11, and how Israel teaches us to value life.
Don’t miss this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly. You’ll be inspired by Kirby’s dedication to the Bible’s mandate to support Israel and his efforts to obey it as a Christian and an American.

Meet the Tyrants of Tehran Who Use Terror as a Tool of Foreign Policy

Since the infamous hostage crisis of 1979, Iran remains a force for evil in the world which will stop at nothing to destroy Israel and America.
On November 4, 1979, a group of militarized Iranian college students seized the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, and held over 50 Americans hostage. A year-and-a-half-long stand-off between Iran and the United States followed, which weakened ties between the two countries and led to the severance of diplomatic relations.
Watch this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly and learn how this event foreshadowed Iran’s belligerence, blackmailing tactics, and spread of terror which continue today.

When It’s Boycotts vs. Peace, Peace Wins

The Middle East is changing. The Abraham Accords, historic agreements normalizing relations between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, transformed the region for the better. As Israel makes peace with its neighboring countries—former enemies—anti-Israel voices nonetheless continue to advocate for the bigoted Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. But their voices ring hollow.

BDS doesn’t work. BDS proponents won’t win. Israel is here to stay, and peace is on the march.

Watch this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly and learn how you, as a CUFI member, are playing an indispensable role in advancing peace in the Middle East for Zion’s sake.

The Palestinian Authority: Still Indoctrinating Kids to Terror, Still Receiving U.S. Funding

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is less concerned about ensuring there is a Palestinian state than it is about destroying the only Jewish state in the world.
A look at excerpts from PA-backed curriculum lessons for school-aged children reveals a heinous indoctrination to hatred woven throughout, demonstrating why the PA is not truly a partner for peace.
Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and find out how we as Christians can pray and act so peace becomes a reality, not a dream.

What the Yom Kippur War Has to Do with You

This month marks 48 years since the devastating Yom Kippur War, when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel on the holiest day of the year. Miraculously, Israel regrouped and won the war, but the losses sustained by the Jewish state are still felt by Israelis today.
Although today Israel is not at war, many threats loom large on her border and grow increasingly more dangerous each day.
Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and find out why it’s important that America always stands with Israel.

Standing With Israel is About Moral Clarity

This past Sunday marked the anniversary of a significant date in American military history, the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. Though it was one of America’s first interactions, indirectly, with Al-Qaeda, it seems our nation has an issue with remembering.
Today, people still have the choice to stand for what is right and against what is wrong, yet in recent weeks in Congress, we have seen a lack of moral clarity among our policy makers. Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorists who would love to wipe the Jewish state off the map—and in doing so, Israel combats the same groups that hate America. When we stand with Israel for a strong Israel, we’re standing for a strong America.
Anniversaries like the Battle of Mogadishu remind us that, as Americans and as Christians, we have to stand for what is right, and we have to stand with our allies. Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and find out how you can continue to support Israel.