ISSUES

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

Hezbollah

Lt. Cl. Jonathan Conricus – CUFI briefing on Operation Defensive Shield

Talking Points

ICYMI: Sen. Paul Under Fire For Blocking Aid To Israel

POLITICO: Senator Rand Paul Under Fire For Blocking Aid To Israel

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is putting personal politics ahead of what’s best not only for Israel – a critical U.S. ally – but also for workers and job creators in his home state of Kentucky. As POLITICO’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent Nahal Toosi reported on Friday, Sen. Paul is...

Palestinian Authority

Op-ed in PA daily refers to Israel’s founding as a “plot to establish a racist Zionist entity,” calls Israel “the cancerous entity”

Headline: “That which needs to be done on the Day of Solidarity with Palestine”
“Nov. 29, 1947 was the practical international step to execute the plot to establish a racist Zionist entity on 55% of the territory of historical Palestine. For the Palestinian people – which has the right, the land, and the homeland – only 45% of its homeland was...

Hamas

Three IDF soldiers injured in car-ramming attack in Gush Etzion

Three IDF soldiers were injured in a suspected car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank south of Jerusalem, the IDF confirmed on Monday.

The military said the troops were hit while they were engaged in construction work on a road between Beit Umar and El-Aroub.Magen David Adom paramedics said two people were lightly injured...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Cabinet confirms Aviv Kochavi as Israel army’s 22nd chief of staff

The cabinet officially voted to confirm Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi for the position of Israel Defense Forces chief of staff on Sunday. He is scheduled to take over the position on January 15.

Kochavi, the former head of Military Intelligence and the Northern Command, and the current deputy chief of staff, will be the 22nd commander of the IDF.
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Iran

Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ established by West

TEHRAN — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East.

Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric.

Addressing an annual Islamic Unity Conference on...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Israel holds major drill to practice fighting Hamas and Hezbollah simultaneously

The Israeli military’s Commando Brigade launched a large-scale exercise this week to practice fighting the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip and the Hezbollah terrorist militia in Lebanon simultaneously, the army said Saturday. The drill is continuing into this week.

In the past, Israeli defense analysts have speculated that concerns over the...

Event Recaps

Nov 18 Omaha, NE CUFI Event

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Nov 16 Yakima, WA Bilingual Standing With Israel

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Nov 16 Nashville, TN CUFI Event

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Nov 14 Lubbock, TX Bilingual Standing With Israel

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November 8 Compton, CA Spanish Stand With Israel

Hamas

Hamas’s use of anti-tank Kornet missiles supplied by Iran and Hezbollah

On November 12, 2018, Hamas launched an anti-tank Kornet missile from the Gaza Strip at a bus carrying soldiers near the border with the Gaza Strip (south of the city of Sderot). An IDF soldier was severely wounded. A few minutes before the missile was launched, dozens of soldiers got off the bus to receive a briefing nearby. Launching the missile...

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Nov 13 Charleston, SC Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 11 Los Angeles, CA Stand With Israel

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Nov 4 Corpus Christi, TX Stand With Israel

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Nov 11 Lytle, TX Night To Honor Israel

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Nov 10 South San Francisco, CA Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 9 Myrtle Beach, SC Stand With Israel

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Nov 9 Howell, NJ Pastor’s Luncheon