ISSUES

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

Israeli Technology

Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year.
Bloomberg put Israel in fifth place in its innovation index for 2019, ahead of the US (eighth place), Singapore (sixth place), and Japan (ninth place). The annual index is being published for the seventh time. Israel was rated 10th place last year, with...

Talking Points

Talking Points – The Islamic Republic Of Iran: 40 Years of Global Terror

On Sunday the IDF reported that a missile was fired in to the Golan Heights by Iranian forces from an area near Damascus. The missile was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome system. This is yet another act of aggression by the regime in Tehran towards the Jewish state.  In response to the missile attack, the Israeli Air Force struck Iranian targets...

Hezbollah
Iran

Two Men Arrested for Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, and Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Michigan, aka, “Samer Eldebek,” were arrested on Thursday, June 1, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana Boente, Acting U.S....

Iran

Iran Spends $16 Billion Annually to Support Terrorists and Rogue Regimes

“Leave Gaza, leave Lebanon, my life for Iran,” chanted a crowd of protesters at Tehran University. “Leave Syria, think of us!” demanded others. Iran does not disclose how much it spends supporting foreign “resistance” organizations and clients such as Bashar al-Assad, yet open-source reports suggest those efforts cost more than $16 billion per...

Christian Persecution

The truth about Christian persecution

https://youtu.be/mBXCj1HGYr8

Archeology

0:32 / 4:55 The Watchman’s Top Biblical Archaeology / History Segments of 2018

https://youtu.be/n-8xg9-qzDE

Micro-History

1982 First Lebanon War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2DNaEPwzQI

Hezbollah

Military officials sent to NY to brief U.N. on Hezbollah tunnels

Israel sent Military Intelligence officials to New York in recent weeks to meet with senior UN officials and representatives of the UN Security Council states to present intelligence information on Hezbollah's tunnel network to keep the issue on the diplomatic agenda, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said on Monday.

Danon said the IDF officials...

Hamas

Palestinian killed, Israeli soldier injured in Gaza border escalation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Palestinian was killed by IDF tank fire in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli soldier was injured by sniper fire along the southern Gaza border, the IDF said Tuesday.

The IDF said a tank had attacked a Hamas observation post in response to the incident in which...

Antisemitism

Online retailer pulls anti-Semitic shirt after social media backlash

An online retail shop has taken down a shirt after several on Twitter called out the anti-Semitic phrasing.

The item, which appeared on Zazzle, a company which allows users to designmerchandise and sell customized items in its virtual store, had the writing: “At least I’m not Jewish” printed on a plain black shirt.

The shirt was designed and put...

Iran

Iran threatens to ‘eliminate Israel from the Earth’ as tensions escalate over Syria airstrikes

The head of Iran’s air force has said it is ready to fight Israel “and eliminate it from the Earth” after the Israeli military said it launched retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria, the first time in a year it has openly claimed a specific action in the war-torn country.

Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh spoke out as a monitoring...

Iran

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus after missile fired at Golan Heights

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes early Monday against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military said, in response to an Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights, capping off a volatile 24 hours between the two regional enemies with the possibility of more fighting ahead.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck Iranian targets in...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Trudeau blasts BDS movement as anti-Semitic

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blasted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic and contrary to “Canadian values,” and accused it of intimidating Jewish students on university campuses.

During a town hall meeting Tuesday at Brock University in St. Catherines, 75 miles southwest of Toronto, one questioner...

Israeli Technology

Israeli research identifies mechanism that helps fight cancer

Research in immunotherapy identifies mechanism that helps fight lung cancer and melanoma

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from Harvard Medical School along with a team at Bar-Ilan University have uncovered a mechanism in which the immune system is capable of attacking cancer cells. This contributes greatly to research in immunotherapy,...

Israeli Society

Meet the Israeli-Arab women shattering Israeli hi-tech’s glass ceiling

Every day, employees in Israel’s hi-tech industry deal with multi-billion dollar acquisitions, life-changing innovation and award-winning technological triumphs.

But only if you’re a Jewish man under the age of 55.

“The problem is not a matter of knowledge but rather opportunity,” Sireen Ibraheem Nijeem, a fulfillment and demand specialist at...

US-Israel Relationship

US to buy two Iron Dome batteries as first part of $1.7b missile defense project

The US Army plans to buy two Israeli-developed Iron Dome batteries and deploy them next year as a first step in a new $1.7 billion project to both provide American troops an interim defense against cruise missiles and also explore long-term adoption of Iron Dome components for use in a major US air and missile defense system.

This decision, which...

Hamas

Over 10,000 protesters clash with IDF forces on Gaza Border

More than 10,000 Palestinians protested along the Gaza security fence on Friday in what they call March of Return protests. Clashes with Israeli security forces occurred at five different locations.

Palestinian media reported that 14 protesters were injured, three were badly wounded and two were medics. Beirut based television channel Al Mayadeen...

Iran

The Latest Proof That the Iran Nuclear Deal Has Failed to Work

In explaining how the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would prevent the Islamic dictatorship from developing nuclear weapons, the Obama White House claimed on its website that Iran agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors “to access and inspect any site they deem suspicious.” This suspicion, the website continued, could “be...

Hezbollah

Hezbollah tunnel construction began before 2006 Second Lebanon War — report

The construction of Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels began before the start of the 2006 Second Lebanon War and not three or four years ago as the army has claimed, Channel 13 news reported on Wednesday.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the report.

According to the television report, the then-head of the army’s Northern...

Hamas

Hamas unveils Iran-funded homes for ex-prisoners released by Israel

Hamas said Thursday it had allocated new homes funded by Iran in Gaza to Palestinian former prisoners who had been held in Israeli jails.

The Prisoners Ministry said 26 apartments in a new building in southern Gaza had been given out in a lottery between 125 Palestinian former prisoners.

Officials from Hamas, the Islamist terror group that rules...