ISSUES

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

Israeli Society

Rona Ramon, widow of astronaut killed in Columbia shuttle disaster, dies at 54

Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, died Monday at the age of 54, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ramon, a practitioner of holistic medicine, has been a public figure since her husband became Israel’s first person in space, when he blasted off aboard the Columbia in 2003, and then perished when the shuttle broke up...

Hezbollah

With guns out, Israeli and Lebanese soldiers squabble at border

Rifles drawn, Israeli and Lebanese troops verbally sparred over Israel’s placement of concertina wire along the border line separating the two countries Monday morning, as part of an ongoing IDF effort to find and destroy cross-border attack tunnels.

United Nations peacekeepers were at the scene, working to prevent conflict between the two...

Hezbollah

IDF finds fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel on Israel-Lebanon border

The tunnel is the latest in a series uncovered by the Israeli army during a military operation dubbed "Northern Shield." The army launched the operation on December 4, after years of intensive and careful planning.

The army said in a statement Sunday that the tunnel, which was located over the weekend, "is under IDF control and does not...

Terrorism

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attacks

Israel's military launched a West Bank manhunt Thursday, setting up checkpoints and blocking roads, after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement and sped away.

The shooting added to a deadly week that claimed seven lives, including an Israeli newborn, a 60-year-old Palestinian businessman...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Hundreds clash with Israeli forces north of Ramallah

More than a hundred Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israel forces north of Ramallah at the DCO area. The IDF and Border Police used tear gas and a bulldozer during the clashes which comes in the wake of the drive by shooting attack that killed two soldiers yesterday.

The demonstrators blocked a road leading from Al-Bireh to the DCO...

United Nations (UN)

The United Nation’s anti-Israel bias is undeniable — Let’s stop pretending otherwise

“Everyone,” the late New York senator and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” However, some journalists seem too willing to conflate the two – and too willing to ignore reality when it’s staring them in the face. Media coverage of the United Nation’s anti-Israel animus proves...

Hamas

Soldiers killed in West Bank terror attack named as Yuval Mor Yosef, Yosef Cohen

A pair of Israeli soldiers killed in a shooting terror attack in the central West Bank were identified on Thursday evening as Staff Sgt. Yuval Mor Yosef, 20, and Sgt. Yosef Cohen, 19.

Mor Yosef was from the southern city of Ashkelon. Cohen was a resident of Beit Shemesh. Both were members of the Kfir Brigade’s Netzah Yehuda infantry battalion,...

Hamas

2 soldiers killed in West Bank terror shooting; civilian, serviceman hurt

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and two people were injured — a serviceman critically and a civilian woman seriously — in a terrorist shooting attack in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where another terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials said.

The perpetrators fled the scene of the attack, which occurred at a bus stop...

Hamas

Assailant stabs and wounds two police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City

An assailant stabbed two police officers in Jerusalem's Old City early Thursday morning, according to the Police Spokesperson's Unit.

The two police were wounded. One, a 21-year-old male, was lightly wounded and the other, a 20-year-old female, is in moderate condition, according to Magen David Adom.The woman was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem...

Hamas

Baby dies after emergency delivery following Ofra terror attack

A baby delivered prematurely after his mother was shot in a terror attack this week has died, the hospital where he was being treated said Wednesday.

“With great sorrow we announce the death of Shira and Amichai’s newborn four days after the attack despite the efforts of doctors at the neonatal intensive care unit to save him,” a spokesperson...

Hamas

Pro-Israel Christian group tops 5 million members

Christians United for Israel continued its streak as the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, passing 5 million members.

“CUFI’s growth is a direct result of the widespread support Israel enjoys among the tens of millions of evangelicals in America,” said its founder and chairman, Pastor John Hagee. “With God’s blessing, and...

Hezbollah

IDF unearths third tunnel, Hezbollah releases photos of operation

Israel’s military announced that a third Hezbollah tunnel was unearthed on Tuesday, just hours after dozens of close-up pictures and videos of IDF troops taking part in Operation Northern Shield were released by Hezbollah including a map indicating where Israel’s military is currently operating.“Hezbollah’s war media department launched an...

Iran

Iran confirms ‘important test’ of ballistic missile

Iranian officials confirmed Tuesday that Tehran carried out a ballistic missile test earlier this month that was widely upset White House officials.

“We will continue our missile tests and this recent action was an important test,” The Revolutionary Guards’ airspace division head Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semi-official...

Christian Persecution

Iran arrests more than 100 Christians in growing crackdown on minority

Iran has arrested more than 100 Christians in the last week, charities report, amid a growing crackdown by the Islamic Republic.

Many of the 114 detained were converts to Christianity from a Muslim background, accused of “proselytising”.

They had to report the history of their Christian activities and were told to cut contact with any...

Hamas

Dec 5 San Antonio, TX Spanish Why Israel Event

Hamas

Dec 5 Orlando, FL Pastors Meeting

Event Recaps

Nov 25 Milwaukee, WI Night To Honor Israel

Event Recaps

Nov 25 Waukegan, IL Standing With Israel

US-Israel Relationship

Bolton: US ‘strongly supports’ anti-tunnel operation in Israel’s north

US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday expressed “strong support” for Israel’s operation against Hezbollah attack tunnels crossing the Lebanese border, saying Washington backed Jerusalem’s “efforts to defend its sovereignty.”

In a tweet, Bolton called on the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group to stop digging tunnels into Israel and...

Talking Points

Talking Points – Operation Northern Shield

What Happened?

Early on Tuesday 4th December 2018, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Northern Shield on Israel’s border with Lebanon.

Why?

The Lebanese government has failed to prevent Hezbollah from establishing a military presence in southern Lebanon, despite this being a clear violation of United Nations Security Council...