ISSUES

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

In The News Iran

Israeli Foreign Minister praises EU call to place IRGC on terror list

Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen commended the European Parliament on Wednesday for calling on the European Union to add Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) to its terror list.

“Iran is a terrorist state that exports terrorism to the Middle East, Europe and the entire world,” said Cohen. “The introduction of the Revolutionary...

In The News Terrorism

Arab Israeli terrorist released after 40 years; police seek to prevent celebrations

An Arab Israeli terrorist who served 40 years for murdering an Israel Defense soldier was released from prison on Thursday, with large numbers of police deployed in and around his hometown to prevent celebrations upon his arrival.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said in a statement that police were instructed to “act decisively”...

Hezbollah In The News

UN envoy thanks Hezbollah terror group, draws rebuke from Israeli officials: ‘Is this real?’

A United Nations official on Monday thanked a representative of Hezbollah for giving her a "tour d’horizon" of Lebanese issues, drawing a rebuke from Israeli officials.
Joanna Wronecka, the U.N.’s special coordinator for Lebanon, tweeted her thanks to Ammar Moussawi, head of international relations for Hezbollah, which is designated as a...

In The News Terrorism

Palestinians clash with IDF during pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb; 7 arrested overnight

Several Palestinians were reported wounded during clashes with Israeli troops late Tuesday and early Wednesday as Jewish worshipers entered the religious site of Joseph’s Tomb, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israel Defense Forces said Palestinians hurled explosives, Molotov cocktails, and stones at troops as they escorted the pilgrims to...

In The News Terrorism

Israeli FM: World should focus on stopping Palestinian support for terrorism

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday said countries should focus their energies on stopping rampant incitement by the Palestinian Authority that manifests in terrorism.

The comment comes after more than 90 countries signed a letter, published on Monday, demanding the “immediate” reversal of Israel’s punitive measures against the P.A.
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In The News Iran

A ‘sea of blood’: Iran reveals its new military doctrine – analysis

In a recent lengthy interview, the deputy commander of the Iranian Army for Training Affairs Brig.-Gen. Alireza Sheikh discussed how Iran’s regime views its military doctrine.

The interview was published at Fars News, which is a pro-regime media outlet considered close to the IRGC. This is important because Iran is constantly focusing on...

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Iran to Receive Russian Fighter Jets by March in Latest Sign of Growing Military Ties: Iranian Media

Iranian media on Sunday reported that Iran expects to take delivery of 24 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets by the end of March, as the burgeoning military alliance between the two countries continues to gather pace.

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency cited the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Shahriar...

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Jews 500% more likely to suffer hate crimes, new UK billboard campaign says

The billboards call on people to stand with the Jewish community by using the #StandWithJews hashtag on social media.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) will launch Britain’s first-ever national billboard campaign seeking the public’s support against antisemitism on Tuesday after the most recent Home Office figures showed that Jews are 500%...

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Israeli scientists say substance prevents cancer’s spread in mice with 90% success

On warpath against secondary tumors, scientists believe they’ve found a way to stop cancer cells from entering blood, moving around the body; but solution not yet in medicine form.
Israeli scientists are aiming to produce the world’s first preventative drug designed to stop tumors causing secondary cancer, and say the active ingredient has shown...

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IRGC members involved in foiled assassination attempt of Israeli in Georgia revealed

The assassination plotters are from the IRGC's Quds Force Unit 400, which works with international terror groups to plot terror attacks across the world.
The IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force) members responsible for the failed assassination attempt of Israeli businessman Itzik Moshe in Georgia back in November were revealed...

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Hamas says clip of Israeli captive Mengistu is recent; Israel still unsure it’s real

Terror group says prisoners will only be released if Israel pays ‘decent price;’ IDF spokesperson pans ‘unethical’ behavior in publishing video, declines to authenticate it
The Hamas terror group said Tuesday that a video it released the day before, purportedly of captive Israeli civilian Avera Mengistu, was filmed recently, while Israel publicly...

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Iran’s FM says talks with Saudis could restore relations

Speaking in Lebanon, Hossein Amirabdollahian says he met Saudi counterpart last month in highest level talks in seven years
BEIRUT — Talks between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia are continuing and could eventually restore diplomatic relations that were severed years ago, Iran’s foreign minister said Friday.

Hossein Amirabdollahian told...

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Battling kids’ eye cancer in Nigeria, Israeli doctors introduce pinpointed chemo

Week-long mission from Sheba Medical Center aims to teach local doctors to perform the complex procedure that spares patients the side effects of full body radiation
Israeli doctors on a week-long humanitarian mission to Nigeria said Friday that they had introduced pinpointed chemotherapy, in a move expected to have widespread benefits in...

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Jewish leaders: Anti-Israel TikToks poisoning minds of millions

TikTok is being flooded with anti-Israeli videos, mainly produced by pro-Palestinian groups — and Jewish leaders say they’re poisoning the minds of the millions of young adults who get their news from the Chinese-owned platform.

“TikTok is wildly popular, short and to the point, and a brilliant marketing tool,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon...

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100 EU Parliamentarians Sign Letter Calling for Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Terrorist Designation

More than 100 members of the European Parliament on Wednesday signed a letter calling for the European Union to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist organization, as world powers continue to ratchet up rhetoric against the Iranian regime.

The letter, sent to the EU High Representative for Foreign...

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Netanyahu Says Will Fight ‘Any Attempt’ by Iran to Set Up Base on Israel’s Border

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday evening that Israel would fight any Iranian attempt to set up a military base on Israel’s northern border with Syria and Lebanon.
The statement was made during Netanyahu’s tour of the Northern Command, where he received a situational assessment along with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant....

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Written records of biblical King David discovered by researchers

The stele was discovered in fragments in 1868 roughly 15 miles east of the Dead Sea and currently resides in the Louvre museum in Paris.
The Mesha Stele, also called the Moabite Stone, is a basalt stone slab that has provided historians and linguists with the largest source of the Moabite language to date. Researchers have only now been able to...

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ADL: Number of Americans believing antisemitic stereotypes nearly doubled since 2019

Poll finds that 85% of people in US agree with at least one racist trope about Jews, while 20% believe at last six; 20% think Jews have ‘too much power’
The number of Americans who believe antisemitic stereotypes has doubled since 2019 to the highest level in decades, the Anti-Defamation League said Thursday, calling the findings “stunning and...

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Senior PLO official: ‘Martyrs’ and prisoners are ‘most precious jewel’ for Palestinians

"Even if we have one penny left, it will be spent on the families of the martyrs and prisoners," said PLO Executive Committee Secretary-General Hussein Al-Sheikh at a ceremony celebrating Palestinian Martyr's Day on Jan. 7.
The Palestinian “martyrs” and prisoners, as well as their families, are the Palestinian people’s “most precious jewel,” PLO...

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UK probing uranium bound for Iranians in Britain

Authorities have not ruled out the possibility that the uranium could have been used to build a so-called dirty bomb, a type of improvised nuclear device, according to reports.
(January 11, 2023 / JNS) British counter-terrorism forces have opened an investigation after confiscating an undeclared shipment of uranium at Heathrow airport on Dec. 29...