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At CUFI, we are focused on several key issues with the goal of defending Israel’s strength, security, and sovereignty.

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Gantz: Iran conducted 16 separate attacks in past 5 years in the Gulf and Red Sea

Iran has conducted at least 16 separate attacks on international vessels in the Gulf and Red Sea in the past five years and can reach a significant quantity of enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb (SQ1) at 90% in only two weeks, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Thursday.

“Just this month we saw an attack on a commercial vessel using a Shahed...

Antisemitism In The News

Ye quits Twitter after Elon Musk confronts him for tweeting swastika with Star of David

Just hours after praising Hitler and Nazis in an Infowars interview, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, took to Twitter to share a photo of a swastika embedded in a Star of David.

“YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH”, he captioned the tweet containing the symbol, which appeared to be a 2024 presidential campaign logo.

Shortly after, Ye posted a...

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US sanctions Hezbollah’s accountants, weapons facilitator

The United States on Thursday sanctioned individuals and companies for allegedly providing financial services to and facilitating weapons procurement for Hezbollah, the US Treasury Department said.

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against two individuals and two companies based in Lebanon for...

Antisemitism In The News

Kanye West praises Hitler, calls himself a Nazi in unhinged interview

Rapper Kanye West praised Adolf Hitler and said people should not criticize Nazis in an interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday, sparking a fresh round of condemnations of the antisemitic rapper who recently dined with former US president Donald Trump.

“I see good things about Hitler,” West, who also goes by Ye, told...

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Israeli president’s security detail boosted for Gulf visit after online threats

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s personal security will be increased following online threats ahead of his scheduled visit to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

In one of the threats, Herzog was portrayed as a kind of devil, with reddened eyes and lips and flames behind him. Stamped beneath his distorted image was the word:...

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Iran intensifying efforts to kidnap, kill officials, activists and journalists – report

Iran is intensifying its efforts to kidnap and kill government officials, activists and journalists, with security agencies in the US, Canada and the UK warning residents of threats to their lives by the Iranian regime, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The report is based on government documents and interviews with 15 officials in the...

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UNRWA condemns ‘man-made cavity’ found under Gaza school

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency on Wednesday condemned the presence of a “man-made cavity” found beneath a school in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

The agency said in a statement that after “recently” identifying the cavity, it had protested strongly to the relevant authorities in Gaza to “express outrage and condemnation.” The...

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Officials said bracing for Gaza rocket fire after top Islamic Jihad terrorist killed

Security officials are concerned that terror groups in the Gaza Strip could launch rockets at Israel after two senior terrorists were killed in overnight clashes in the West Bank, including a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) field commander, Hebrew media reported Thursday.

The two fighters were killed in heavy clashes with Israeli troops...

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The IDF’s Judea and Samaria challenge: A spike in attacks and anti-terror raids

The figures released by the Israel Defense Forces on Monday left little room for doubt—2022 was one of the most challenging periods for the Israeli military in Judea and Samaria, commonly known as the West Bank, in 15 years.

Since the IDF launched “Operation Break the Wave” on March 31 this year in response to a burst of deadly terror attacks...

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Survey indicating rampant workplace antisemitism leads to push for further discussion and action

Following a survey showing rampant antisemitism among hiring managers, the American Jewish Committee is considering alerting the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

A quarter of hiring managers say they are less likely to move forward with Jewish applicants, according to a survey conducted by a San Francisco-based employment resource firm....

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Iran says 4 sentenced to death for alleged collaboration with Israeli intelligence

Iranian media reported Wednesday that four people had been sentenced to death in the country for supposed collaboration with Israeli intelligence services.

The semi-official Mehr news agency also claimed the four took had taken part in unspecified kidnappings.

Iran announces the arrest of Israeli spies from time to time. The veracity of such...

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Israel arrests Palestinian terror suspect ‘in broad daylight’

Israeli forces seize an M-16 assault rifle, $14,500 allegedly suspected to be intended for terror activity
Israeli security forces on Wednesday arrested a Palestinian man in the West Bank suspected of planning a terror attack.
In a joint operation, Israel's army and internal security service the Shin Bet in the northern West Bank village of...

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Israeli, US air forces simulate strikes on Iranian nuclear sites

The Israeli and United States air forces launched a two-day drill on Tuesday simulating strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.

The drills will be conducted over parts of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, and include long-range flights such as those Israeli pilots would be required to undertake to...

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Terrorism in Israel rose by over 300 percent in 2022, IDF figures show

There have been 280 terrorist incidents in Israel so far this year, compared with just 91 in 2021, according to figures revealed by the Israel Defense Forces on Monday. A further 500 attacks were thwarted by Israeli security forces during the same period, according to Military Intelligence assessments.

Shooting attacks on Israeli military...

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Kanye rants against Jews in podcast, storms out when asked to defend views

Rapper Kanye West walked out of a interview on Monday after he was asked to defend remarks he made suggesting a Jewish cabal controlling media and finance was unfairly targeting him.

He appeared on a livestreamed episode of Tim Pool’s Timcast podcast alongside Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and far-right white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos, who...

In The News Terrorism

Female soldier seriously hurt in West Bank car ramming; attacker shot dead by police

An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded Tuesday in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank, the military and medics said.
Surveillance camera footage of the attack near the settlement of Migron, just north of Jerusalem, showed a black crossover SUV making a turn after spotting the soldier walking from a parking lot to a sidewalk. The vehicle...

In The News Terrorism

Break the Wave: Security forces arrest 16 suspects of terrorism

The IDF, Shin Bet, and Border Police arrested 12 people in the West Bank on Sunday night on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities, according to the IDF Spokesperson Unit.

Four additional people were arrested after the car they traveled in aroused the suspicion of soldiers during a routine operation. During the search, a knife and an...

Antisemitism In The News

Arab fan goes on tirade, says Israeli journalist ‘not welcome’ at World Cup

Israeli journalist Moav Vardi on Sunday posted footage of an exchange at the World Cup in Qatar in which an Arab fan hurled insults at him, including the charge that he is “not welcome” at the soccer tournament.

During the incident, a clearly disgruntled Vardi, who is the chief international correspondent for the Kan public broadcaster, is...

In The News Iran

Khamenei’s niece slams Iran’s ‘child-killing regime’ in video

The niece of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described authorities led by her uncle as a “murderous and child-killing regime,” in an online video uploaded by her brother on Saturday after her apparent arrest on unclear charges.
Farideh Moradkhani comes from a branch of the family that has a record of opposition to Iran’s clerical leadership...

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In first, 4 children from South Sudan to get life-saving heart surgery in Israel

Israeli aid workers are poised to airlift four children from South Sudan to Tel Aviv to receive life-saving heart surgery.
Three years after the end of South Sudan’s civil war, the country’s health system is in chaos and doctors simply can’t provide specialist treatments like those needed for children with congenital heart conditions.
The Tel...