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Micro-History

Israel at 70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ug4xXmzHXU

This year the Jewish state marks 70 years since it's rebirth in 1948! Take a minute to check out our CUFI Micro History and hear about the modern miracle. Then look for a year of remembrance, as CUFI marks Israel at 70.

US-Israel Relationship

Thanks to Trump and Pence, America’s relationship with Israel is stronger than ever

The White House last month released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.”

This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple act of defining Jerusalem as a part of Israel is evidence of a long-awaited and much-needed shift in how America...

Israeli Technology

New nanomedicine could prevent progression of pancreatic cancer

A new study published in scientific journal Nature Communications distinguishes the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival: an inverse correlation between a known oncogene, a gene that promotes the development of cancer, and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA.

The study may serve as a basis for the development of a medicine that...

Hamas

Planting Seeds

Mark and Lisa Teubner sat at the restaurant table enjoying their meal and conversation. When they left home that day, Mark had proudly attached his CUFI unity pin to his shirt as he always did and then promptly moved on to thinking about other things. He and his wife could not have been more surprised when their server brought the bill to their...

Israeli Society

Remembering a Hero of the Munich Massacre

Israeli fencer Dan Alon (March 28, 1945 — January 31, 2018) was a hero of the rarest kind. He did not rush into a burning building to save a neighbor, nor did he stand up to a despotic tyrant. Yet he still set a singular standard for heroism.

Before dawn on September 5, 1972 — in Apartment 2 of the Israeli athletes’ compound at the Munich...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF Busts Palestinian Weapons Ring Amidst Increased Violence in West Bank

Israeli Defense Forces busted a weapons-smuggling operation in the southern Hebron Hills early Thursday morning, arresting six suspects.

The army reported that the weapons were found in a compound belonging to a weapons dealer in Deir Razih, on the periphery of Hebron. Troops confiscated four handguns, three air-powered guns, four commando...

Event Recaps

Feb 6 Tampa, FL Spanish Stand with Israel

Hezbollah

IDF Acknowledges Serious Hezbollah Missile Threat to Israeli Natural Gas Rigs

 

A senior IDF naval officer confirmed this week that Hezbollah — Iran’s proxy Shi’ite terror organization based in Lebanon — now possesses missiles that could cause serious damage to the natural gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea that provide Israel with 60 percent of its electricity.

While the missile threat from Hezbollah is normally...

Hamas

Israeli guard lightly wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing attack

An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement.

An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement.
The...

Incitement

Rabbi, slain on way to family celebration, praised as devoted teacher, father

A rabbi killed in a West Bank terror attack Monday was remembered my family and friends as a loving teacher and idealist who devoted his life to education and to helping build the settlement where he lived.

Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, was stabbed to death while waiting at a hitchhiking post near the West Bank settlement of Ariel Monday as he headed to a...

Event Recaps

Feb 1 El Paso, TX Pastor’s Luncheon

Hamas

Israeli killed in terror stabbing attack in West Bank

An Israeli man was killed on Monday afternoon after he was stabbed in the chest in a terror attack outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel, the army and medics said.

He was identified as Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, a father of four from the nearby settlement of Har Bracha.

Video from the scene showed the Palestinian attacker crossing a road toward...

Event Recaps

Jan 31 Greenville, SC Spanish Stand with Israel

Hezbollah
Hezbollah

Israel Sounds Alarm Over Renewed Iran-Hezbollah Activity

 Tensions between Israel, Hezbollah and Iran have risen sharply this week, following the discovery of an Iranian program to set up weapons factories on Lebanese soil — for the manufacture of missile guidance systems.

Such guidance systems can be placed on Hezbollah’s arsenal of rockets and missiles, and turn inaccurate projectiles into...

Holocaust

UK spy agency celebrates agent who saved 10,000 Jews from Holocaust

The chief of Britain’s spy agency made a rare public tribute to a spy who, during the years leading up to World War II, saved an estimated 10,000 German Jews by issuing them visas while posing as a bureaucrat at the British embassy in Berlin, even risking his safety to hide some Jews in his own residence.

Frank Foley, who died 60 years ago, has...

Hamas

Israel Slams UN Security Council Invite to ‘Antisemitic’ PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during its monthly meeting on the Middle East amid continuing Palestinian rejection of direct talks with Israel, as well as the US role in brokering future negotiations.

In the weeks since US President Donald Trump announced American...

Archeology

First Temple-era relics of possible royal estate found in Jerusalem hills

Israeli authorities inaugurated a nature park on Wednesday near Jerusalem after five years of archaeological excavations at Ein Hanya, the second-largest spring in the Judean Hills and a key site in the history of Christianity. Along with an announcement that the park will open to the public free of charge within months, the Israel Antiquities...

US-Israel Relationship

US troops arrive for drill simulating massive missile attack on Israel

US forces are deploying in Israel ahead of a large-scale joint Israel-US military exercise, due to start next week, which will simulate a major conflict in which Israel is attacked with thousands of missiles.

The biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise, which is being held for the ninth time, will take place amid an escalation of rhetoric...

Hamas

U.S. classifies Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh as specially designated terror

The United States government has designated Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh as a specially designated terrorist, becoming the first country outside of Israel to do so, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism told The Jerusalem Post.

“Ismail Haniyeh has been involved in Hamas’ campaign of terrorism against Israel for...

Hezbollah
Hezbollah

Hezbollah May Use Suicide Ships In Next War, Former Naval Officer Warns

The Israeli Navy should anticipate Hezbollah using suicide ships in the next war with the terrorist group, R.-Adm. Prof. Shaul Chorev told The Jerusalem Post.

“Hezbollah will not need to equip themselves with ships like Israel, but we must assume they will use asymmetric warfare to challenge Israeli technology like land-to-sea missiles or suicide...