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.

 

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.

Iron Dome Funding is Not Controversial – It’s Common Sense

Recently, a few House Democrats objected to Iron Dome funding in a government spending bill, leading to its removal. But subsequently, the funding for Iron Dome was introduced as a standalone bill in the House and passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
Who would object to funding for our ally’s missile defense system that protects Israeli lives against terrorists seeking to kill them? Only people who don’t care about protecting innocent lives because they vehemently hate Israel’s very existence.
Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and find out how you can continue to support Israel.

When Someone Says They Want to Kill You — Believe Them

It’s been said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Tragically, the U.S. recent approach to Iran has been insane—and it’s endangering both our country and our ally, Israel.
Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and learn exactly why Iran is not a friend but a threat that must be met with strength, not weakness.

For Many Jews in the U.S., Life Changed Forever in May

Your voice is needed now—our Jewish friends are counting on it.
Although it has been several months since Hamas fired over 4,300 rockets at Israel in May of this year, the rockets have not stopped. Just last week, several rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza.
Meanwhile, antisemitic attacks in our own country continue to occur.

Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly and respond to the call to raise your voice in support of the Jewish community here in the U.S. and abroad as they face the horrific increase in antisemitism. We will never leave them alone.

20 Years Later, Radicals Still Hate America And Israel

Twenty years since 9/11, America and Israel’s common enemies persist in their hatred of our countries. Terrorism is an evil which must be condemned. Here at CUFI, we know we are on the right side of history.

Watch this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly, and never forget the events of September 11, 2001. It’s up to us to remember the loss of innocent lives on that tragic day, honor the daily sacrifices of our troops, and continue to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship to ensure Americans and Israelis are protected from our common enemies.

The War in Afghanistan is Over—and the World is More Dangerous

After 20 years in Afghanistan, the United States has left. Where does that leave us, and where does it leave Israel?

In this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly, Kasim discusses the ripple effects of the post-Soviet jihadist movement on recent events in Afghanistan. Find out how the strategy executed during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan demonstrates weakness and sends the wrong message to both our enemies and our allies.

An Israel Soldier was Shot–But No One Reported About It

In recent days, some 100 Palestinians rioted at the Israel-Gaza border, throwing explosive devices and other hazardous objects and launching incendiary balloons. A young IDF Border Police officer, Barel Shmuli, was shot in the head and is in critical condition in an Israeli hospital.

Tune in to this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly to find out how an emboldened Hamas continues to incite the people of Gaza to terror and endangers Israelis—and what you can do about it.

What Happened in Afghanistan Will Not Stay in Afghanistan

What Happened in Afghanistan? What does the Taliban takeover mean for Israel? Recent events in Afghanistan have created a more dangerous world in which terrorists across the globe are emboldened and the West is threatened by radicals which seek its destruction.
Tune in to this week’s episode of The CUFI Weekly to find out how recent events in Afghanistan will affect the United States, Israel, and the world.

Israel Under Attack: Three Lies and the Truth

Did you hear Israel was under fire over the weekend? Probably not.
Yet it’s true. Nearly 20 rockets from Lebanon were fired by Palestinian terrorists and the terrorist army Hezbollah into Israel. Once again, innocent Israeli civilians were under attack—but the news has said next to nothing about it. In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, get the update from Kasim on Hezbollah’s recent attack against Israel and Israel’s response.

Heard in NY: “Globalize the Killing of Israelis and Jews” New York

New York, New York: recently, the city that never sleeps saw pro-Palestinian demonstrators take to its streets chanting, “We don’t want two states; we want it all,” and “Globalize the intifada.”

Intifada, which means “shaking off; uprising,” is a word which calls to mind at least three waves of terror attacks in Israel during which hundreds of Israelis were brutally murdered.

In this week’s episode of the CUFI Weekly, find out what a recent protest in Brooklyn, NY was about and why we should be outraged at these blatant calls for the end of the Jewish state and the globalization of murder against innocent Israelis and Jews.

Your Backstage Pass to CUFI’s 2021 Summit

Did you participate in CUFI’s 2021 Summit?
If you had the opportunity to participate in CUFI’s 2021 Summit, which was held in Dallas, in-person or virtually, you know the energy in the room was palpable. Now, in this week’s special episode of The CUFI Weekly with Kasim Hafeez, we’re giving you a backstage pass to this year’s Leadership Summit.

A Foiled Iranian Terror Plot—On U.S. Soil

Iranian Terror Plot in Washington, DC.
Imagine being lured from your home to be taken hostage and used as a political pawn. Since 1979, Iran has repeatedly imprisoned Americans on trumped up charges only to release them after months, sometimes years, of negotiations. The Islamic Republic employs this tactic to make demands of the U.S., using the hostages as international leverage.

Hezbollah: Iran’s Terrorist Army on Israel’s Border

This week, find out what happened when the IDF seized dozens of weapons being smuggled into Israel from Lebanon and how Hezbollah, the world’s most deadly terrorist organization, targets Israel and her people. Tune in to stay informed so you can be an effective defender of Israel. For Zion’s sake, do not remain silent.

Why the US-Israel Relationship is Our Best Investment

What happened when terrorists hijacked a Tel Aviv-based plane and held dozens of Israelis hostage in Uganda? And what does that have to do with Americans?

Deal or No Deal: What Iran’s New President Has to Do With You

Tune in for everything you need to know about Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, and CUFI’s stance on a new Iran Deal. For Zion’s sake, do not hold your peace.

The Hamas-Israel War Was Israel’s Fault—Right?

You’ve probably heard about the recent war between Hamas and Israel. But did you know that Israel started the war? At least, that is what the media, which demonized Israel throughout the conflict and in the weeks since, would have you believe.

CUFI is launching a brand new resource to help you grow in your knowledge about Israel and stay up to date on current events pertaining to Israel and the Middle East: CUFI Weekly.

Catch up with current events related to Israel and the US-Israel relationship with Kasim’s keen commentary and witty analysis. New episodes will drop every Thursday at 8:30am CT on YouTube.