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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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Neo-Nazis Stage Crudely Antisemitic Demonstration Outside Jewish Community Center in San Antonio

Four days after they staged an antisemitic stunt at a highway overpass in Austin, Texas, the same crop of white supremacists appeared in the city San Antonio on Tuesday, where they staged a crudely antisemitic demonstration across the street from a Jewish community center.

Under the eye of local police officers, supporters of the neo-Nazi...

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Tree of Life rabbi: ‘We can’t let evil win, and it won’t go away on its own’

Three years after the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who was leading services when the attack took place, wants his community to serve as a beacon of hope to the world.

“We cannot let evil win, but we can’t just sit back and expect that it’s going to just go away on its own,” he told The Times...

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Hamas Sentences 6 Gazans to Death, Claiming They’re ‘Israel Informants’

The Hamas terror group announced Thursday that it had sentenced six Palestinian “informants” to death for collaborating with Israel.

The group’s military court said it had issued sentences “against a number of informants, including six death sentences, other sentences varying between life terms and temporary hard labor, and one acquittal.”
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Virginia Tech graduate senate OKs BDS resolution, accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., passed a resolution on Oct. 21 endorsing BDS.

It calls for the boycott of “all Israeli academic institutions complicit in maintaining the Israeli occupation and the denial of basic Palestinian rights,” as...

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Chinese hackers believed responsible for cyber attack on Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

There is growing certainty in Israel’s defense establishment that the cyber attack against the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera two weeks ago had a financial motive, according to Israeli media reports.

It is believed that a Chinese group was behind the attack, and that it was testing its abilities, perhaps in preparation for larger attacks...

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Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting

Today is a day Pittsburgh will never forget, marking three years since 11 lives were lost in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in United States history.

On Oct. 27, 2018, a normal Saturday in Squirrel Hill became an unimaginable nightmare when a gunman opened fire inside the Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11 people and injuring...

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Civil-rights group: UMass must act against harassment of ‘Zionist’ journalist by SJP

A Jewish civil-rights group is calling on the University of Massachusetts Boston to investigate an incident that occurred this summer, where pro-Palestinian activists targeted and accosted a journalist over his views on Israel.

The event took place on June 24 in front of the Anti-Defamation League’s New England Regional Office in Boston.
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Cyber insecurity: Iran highlights ‘other cyber attacks’ after gas disruptions

In the wake of reports that Iran suffered a cyberattack that led to the disruption of gas stations, Iranian media has been tasked with putting a positive face and spin on the problem. So what is the best defense? A good offense.

Iran’s Tasnim News claimed that six months ago there was a massive cyberattack on a US fuel network. It quotes...

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Target, Barnes & Noble Halt Sale of Several Holocaust Denial Books After Protest From Jewish Group

The American retailer Target Corporation and the bookstore Barnes and Noble have said they are no longer selling four books that promote Holocaust denial following condemnation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Jewish group announced on Tuesday.

The books that have been removed include “Not Guilty At Nuremberg,” a book written by notorious...

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Could the Iran drone attack on US in Syria be message to Israel? – analysis

Iran conducted a complex and coordinated attack on US forces in Syria last week. It used up to five armed drones to strike at the Tanf garrison, a lonely US outpost in Syria near the Jordanian and Iraqi border.

The assessment by the US is that Iran was behind this attack. It is the latest of numerous drone attacks on American forces in the...

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Ranking Member Boozman, Ag Committee GOP Members Call on Unilever to End Ben & Jerry’s BDS Efforts

Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and a coalition of Republican members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry are calling on Unilever, as parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, to end the ice cream maker’s Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) efforts against Israel.

Ben & Jerry’s recently announced that it would not...

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Iran gas stations hit by massive cyberattack – report

Gas stations across Iran malfunctioned on Tuesday, reportedly due to a massive cyberattack, according to a mix of Iranian and Hebrew media sources.

With the exact details still hazy, there is already rife speculation about whether the purported cyberattack came from the US, Israel or a range of local Iranian anti-regime groups.

According to...

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Survey: US Jews start to see far-left as serious threat, four in 10 Jews have had to conceal identity

For the third year in a row, the American Jewish Committee has released a survey about anti-Semitism in the United States and found large discrepancies in results between Jewish and non-Jewish respondents.

According to the survey, 60 percent of non-Jews say anti-Semitism is a very serious problem or somewhat of a problem in the United States...

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Can a synagogue feel open with locked doors? Rabbis reflect on Pittsburgh, three years later

In a sense, the Jewish communal reactions to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and the coronavirus pandemic were diametric opposites.

After Robert Bowers shot and killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018, American Jews were urged to show up at services in droves the following Shabbat to display...

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US officials say Iran behind recent drone attack on American base in Syria

US officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based.

Officials said Monday the US believes that Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the drones were not launched from Iran. They were Iranian drones, and Iran appears to have facilitated...

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Hagee Ministries Holds 41st Annual Night to Honor Israel

On Sunday, Hagee Ministries held its 41st annual Night to Honor Israel at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. More than 6,000 people were on hand to hear from several speakers, including founder of Hagee Ministries and Christians United for Israel (CUFI) founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee, Cornerstone Church Lead Pastor Matt Hagee, Consul...

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Israel approves $10 billion plan to assist Arab sector

“Our goal is to reduce the gaps in education, welfare, women’s employment and the economic-municipal sphere in particular,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told the cabinet on Sunday afternoon.
“As we deepen the math and science education in Arab society, we will increase the participation of Arabs in the high-tech market and we will all benefit,"...

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Israeli Envoys Head to US Over Outlawed Palestinian Groups

Special envoys from the Shin Bet will visit the US over the recent linking of Palestinian NGOs classified as terrorist organizations by Israel, said a senior security official.

A representative from Israel’s Foreign Ministry will join the Shin Bet envoys to present the evidence linking Palestinian human rights groups to the Popular Front for...

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Israel’s UN Ambassador Defends Decision to Proscribe Palestinian NGOs Over Terror Group Links

Israel’s ambassador to the UN defended his country’s decision to proscribe six Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations after his Palestinian counterpart called the move “false and libelous slander.”

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz authorized the listing of the Union Of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and...

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Israeli helicopters said to strike Hezbollah-linked targets in southern Syria

Israeli helicopters hit three targets in Syria near the border in the early hours of Monday, Syrian media reported.

According to the reports, the missiles struck targets connected to the Hezbollah terror group on the outskirts of the town of al-Baath as well as other locations in southern Syria.

The three sites were all reportedly connected...