ISSUES

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

Incitement Issues

Israel’s “Friendly” Neighbors: A Closer Look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3doGO_J66-U

Netanyahu: U.S. Embassy move will have long-term ramifications
US-Israel Relationship

Benjamin Netanyahu “I look forward to talks with Trump to advance peace”

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he looked forward to talking with US President Donald Trump about the best way to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

He spoke just one day after Trump announced the start of a new peace processduring a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA
Christian Persecution

Morocco’s Christian converts emerge from the shadows

 

AGADIR, Morocco (AFP) — Moroccans who secretly converted to Christianity are demanding the right to practice their faith openly in a country where Islam is the state religion and “apostasy” is condemned.

At an apartment in a working-class part of the southern town of Agadir, Mustapha listened to hymns emanating from a hi-fi under a silver...

US-Israel Relationship

Ambassador Friedman’s First Stop in Israel the Kotel

WASHINGTON -- David Friedman, the new US ambassador to Israel, will make the Western Wall his first official stop when he arrives at his post on May 14, US officials told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Senior State Department officials confirmed the ambassador would travel to Israel in ten days, but declined to comment on where he will be taking...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 8: The Miracle of Christian Support for Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Z0g_4Sf_E

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 7: Losing His Brother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJS7RfTZvVw

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 6: Reunited With His Parents

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

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 5: Surviving the Nazi Death March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XLZQ4NAv1U

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

CUFI-Backed Anti-BDS Legislation Becomes Law in Texas

SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday, leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, joined Gov. Gregg Abbott as he signed into law Texas HB 89, a bill that prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in entities that boycott Israel.

The legislation’s passage comes after months of hard work by the...

Israel Defense Force (IDF) Issues

In anguish, longing, 1.5 million Israelis pay respects at military cemeteries nationwide

The annual two-minute memorial siren sounded at 11 a.m. Israel time, bringing the country to a halt on Monday to commemorate the 23,544 members of the security forces and 3,117 terror victims in Israel’s history.

Road closures and increased train traffic surrounded the country’s 52 military cemeteries and hundreds of smaller military sections in...

Israeli Society Issues

Israelis move from mourning to feting 69 years of independence

Israel abruptly crossed over from grief to jubilation at nightfall Monday, as Memorial Day came to a close and the country’s 69th Independence Day began.

Mournful and somber speeches gave way to fireworks, concerts and parties across the country, with flags promptly raised back from half-staff. At the military on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the...

ISIS Israel Defense Force (IDF) Issues

Israel’s annual Memorial Day remembers 23,544 fallen soldiers

Israelis bowed their heads for a minute of silence as the siren wailed on Sunday evening to remember the men and women who died during active duty or were killed in terror attacks.

The siren marked the official start of the annual Memorial Day, although several events were held earlier Sunday.

Speaking earlier at a ceremony at the Yad Labanim...

Israeli Technology

Israel Is the Key to Solving the World’s Water Crisis

During the 20th century, the world saw the greatest population boom in human history. The annual growth rate of the world’s population stands at 1.6 percent and the world population is expected to grow from 8 billion to 10 billion by the year 2100. The need to fix our ever-growing water shortage has never been more crucial.

One in six people on...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump: Ask me in month about moving embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump refused to confirm reports that he would announce the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a visit to Israel next month, but hinted Thursday that he may clarify the issue at that time.

On Thursday, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), who earlier this year led a one-man fact-finding trip to scout...

US-Israel Relationship

All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body.

The strongly worded letter, authored by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and released on Friday, was signed by every member of the US Senate.
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Hamas

Christian Group Mounts a Strong Defense for Israel in Washington

"An unidentified guest uses a Trump Hotel branded umbrella as she walks into the West Wing of the White House,” read the caption of an Associated Press photo in the Washington Examiner picturing an attractive young woman whose face is becoming increasingly familiar in Washington political circles.

Sandy Hagee Parker is the chairwoman of...

US-Israel Relationship

Talks underway for Trump to make first Israel visit in May

Officials in Jerusalem and Washington are in advanced talks to arrange a visit by US President Donald Trump to Israel in May, an Israeli official said Wednesday in what would be Trump’s first ever visit to Israel.

The official confirmed talks were ongoing, but said no date had yet been set.

Israel Radio said the talks had been going on for...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

We won’t apologize for Balfour Declaration, UK tells Palestinians

The British government has emphatically refused to apologize for the publication, a century ago, of a document that legitimized the creation of a future Jewish state, saying instead that it is proud of the role Britain played in establishing Israel.

In February, the Balfour Apology Campaign, run by the Palestinian Return Center rights group,...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump said bidding to defeat new anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

The Trump administration has reportedly ordered US ambassadors in UNESCO member states to initiate meetings with their host countries’ foreign ministries in a bid to defeat an anti-Israel resolution that is to be debated at the UN cultural organization next week.

The passage last October by 23 votes to 6 of a UNESCO resolution sponsored by Arab...

Incitement

Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis.

In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the...