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

In The News

Israel Warns Military Action Against Iran To Stop It From Getting Nukes – Israel Defense Minister

02/24/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz threatens military action against Iran in order to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining an atomic bomb, though he says that he also supports a comprehensive deal to end the country’s nuclear program and halt its military entrenchment in the region.

Gantz’s comments come as US President Joe Biden...

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Iran’s Rouhani: Our centrifuges are spinning faster

03/03/2021

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Wednesday that Iran’s “economy and centrifuges are spinning faster.” The statement comes amid growing tensions between the US and Iran. The IAEA has warned that Iran many have undisclosed nuclear material and there are increasing demands for inspections and warnings about advanced...

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GOP opposition to top defense pick grows

03/02/2021

Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are meeting privately on Tuesday morning to discuss their growing policy concerns about Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden's nominee for undersecretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon, according to sources close to the committee.

Kahl, a former Obama State Department official,...

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Israeli-owned cargo ship, damaged by explosions blamed on Iran, back at sea

03/03/2021

An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion last week has left Dubai’s port and was transiting the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, satellite tracking data showed. The suspected attack has raised tensions in the region.

The giant MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship, was sailing...

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10 rockets hit Iraq base hosting US troops: security sources

03/03/2021

Iraqi security forces said 10 'Grad-type rockets' hit the sprawling Ain al-Assad base on Wednesday morning

At least 10 rockets hit a military base in western Iraq hosting US-led coalition troops on Wednesday, security sources said, two days before Pope Francis's historic visit to the country.

The Ain al-Assad base hosts Iraqi...

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Netanyahu welcomes first-ever UAE ambassador to Israel

03/02/2021

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Israel, Muhammad Mahmoud Al Khaja, on Tuesday, a day after his arrival for a four-day visit.

“We are changing the Middle East; we are changing the world,” Netanyahu told Al Khaja.

The two discussed potential joint regional and...

Event Recaps

November – CUFI Español

During the month of November, our CUFI Field Coordinator Rev. Peter De Jesus based in the Dallas, Texas area, conducted four weekly Facebook LIVE and Radio programs with the La Nuestra 1130AM Radio Station in San Antonio, Texas. These programs were produced together with two of our CUFI San Antonio, Texas Leaders, Pastor Daniel Gonzalez and...

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November 30 – Why Israel? – Wheatland, WY

On November 30th, Impact Ministries in Wheatland, WY hosted their first CUFI event, but Pastor Jeremy Haroldson said it would not be their last. Pastor Haroldson expressed strong support for Israel and CUFI and plans to go to Israel on a future CUFI Pastors tour. A love offering was received for the work of CUFI On Campus.

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November 29 – Why Israel? – Lander, WY

On November 29th, Faith Family Church in Lander, Wyoming hosted their second CUFI event. One of the first live meets in nine months. The event was one of several throughout Wyoming organized by State Director Pastor Danny Bauer. The Sunday morning "Why Israel?" presentation preceded a screening of CUFI’s documentary Never Again at the church later...

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November 28 – Spanish “Why Israel?” – Bellevue, WA

On Saturday, November 28th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” Hybrid Spanish event. This event was hosted by one of our CUFI Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni Pastor Alcides Ferman of Iglesia Luz A Las Naciones in Bellevue, Washington. The hybrid event was attended in-person by at least 80 people, in...

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November 17 – Pastors’ Luncheon – Bessemer, AL

This event was a prelude to a series of events in the spring which will include Miles College, Tuskegee College (HBCUs) as well as Black-Jewish events featuring the grandson of Julius Rosenwald. Area pastors gathered and the theme was Israel’s Multiethnic Diversity. Alabama State Directors Pastors Reginald and Brandy Gibson planned the event.

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November 17 – Special Briefing on Israel’s Border – Webinar with Dr. Dan Tirza

On November 17th, nearly 60 attendees tuned in from CUFI UK and CUFI US for a special briefing on Israel’s border security and their security barrier with Dr. Dan Tirza from Israel’s Ministry of Regional Cooperation. The virtual Zoom event included an overview of CUFI US by Field Coordinator Randy Neal, and a brief interview and Q&A moderated...

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November 15 – African Night to Honor Israel – Brooklyn Park, MN

This was the 7th annual Africa Night to Honor Israel hosted by African Outreach Coordinator, Dr. Francis Tabla. Due to COVID19 the event was postponed from June 2020. It was was sparely attended live but still shared on Zoom. Still members of the Jewish and African Christian communities gathered in Brooklyn Park.

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November 14 – Spanish Pastors’ Meeting – Tampa, FL

On Saturday, November 14th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a Spanish Pastors Meeting Dinner in Tampa, Florida. This event was co-hosted by one of our 2019 November Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni Pastor Dr. Gerardo Abdala and our former Tampa Hispanic Outreach City Director Pastor Jesus Fernández of La Casa del...

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November 13 – Spanish “Why Israel?” – Brandon, FL

On Friday, November 13th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” Spanish event in Brandon, Florida. This event was hosted by one of our 2019 November Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni Pastor Alain Lopez of Multicultural Family Church. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, in addition to over 370 people who...

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November 11 – Spanish “Why Israel?” – San Leandro, CA

On Wednesday, November 11th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” Spanish virtual event. This event was hosted by one of our Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni, Pastor Harry Luna of Iglesia de Dios San Leandro in San Leandro, California. The event received approximately 50 Zoom participants and over 545 views on...

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November 11 – Why Israel? – Denver, CO

On Wednesday, November 11th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” virtual event. This event was hosted by one of our CUFI Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni, Pastor Daniel Olivarez, Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Central District based in Denver, Colorado. The event was viewed by over 455 views on his...

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November 11 – Spanish “Why Israel?” – Wesley Chapel, FL

On Wednesday, November 11th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” Spanish virtual event. This event was hosted by one of our Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni, Pastor Lemuel Rivera of Iglesia de Dios Nueva Vida in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The event received over 450 views on his church’s Facebook page within...

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November 10 – Bilingual “Why Israel?” – Bethlehem, PA

On Tuesday, November 10th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” virtual bilingual event. This event was hosted by one of our CUFI Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni, Pastor Noel Sanabria of Vertical Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The event received approximately 30 Zoom participants and over 650 views on his...

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November 8 – Why Israel? – Reseda, CA

On Sunday, November 8th, our CUFI Field Coordinator, Rev. Peter De Jesus, conducted a “Why Israel” hybrid English event. This event was hosted by one of our Latino Pastors Israel Tour Alumni, Pastor Maria Guadalupe Navar of Iglesia Poder De Dios in Reseda, California. The event was attended in-person by 15 of their leaders, in addition to...