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

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Israeli Technology

Israel reaches for the skies and the moon

A telltale white plume streaked across the sky over Israel Monday morning, revealing the country's latest missile test. No announcement was made on what propulsion system was tested but experts say it was for an intercontinental ballistic missile or a missile defense rocket. Either way, it was a manifestation of Israel's activity in aerospace, a...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot on Israel-Gaza: Israeli actress’s pro-IDF stance causes controversy

Wonder Woman is officially pro-IDF.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot – who was recently unveiled as the caped superhero in Zack Snyder’s new DC movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – caused a stir by posting a message of support for the Israel Defence Forces via her official Facebook page, just days before a poster of her in character first...

Israeli Technology

Israeli Trauma Experts Take the Lead in Treating Manchester Terror Victims

Israeli trauma experts have landed in Manchester in the wake of the attack on the Ariana Grande concert to treat victims and train medical staff on the ground, Breaking Israel News reported Monday.

The terrorist organization Islamic State has officially claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that left 22 people killed, many of them...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Israel’s Danny Danon elected vice president of next UN General Assembly

NEW YORK - Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was elected as Vice President of the Seventy-Second Session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

“It is an honor to represent the State of Israel in this leadership position at the United Nations,” Danon said in a statement following the vote. “We have proven once again that...

Hamas

CUFI Statement on Jerusalem Embassy Act Waiver

SAN ANTONIO – Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, released the following statement concerning President Donald Trump’s decision to sign a waiver that delays moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem:

We are disappointed the President chose at this time to sign the Jerusalem Embassy Act waiver but...

US-Israel Relationship

Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

The Palestinian Authority has paid out some NIS 4 billion — or $1.12 billion — over the past four years to terrorists and their families, a former director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and ex-head of the army’s intelligence and research division told a top Knesset panel on Monday.

Setting out the figures, Brig.-Gen (res.) Yossi...

Israeli Technology

Israel Rushes Aid to Sri Lanka as Floods Displace Tens of Thousands

Israel has delivered emergency supplies to Sri Lankan authorities as they struggle to cope with the impact of floods and mudslides that have killed nearly 200 people and displaced more than 80,000 from their homes in recent days.

Daniel Carmon — Israel’s ambassador to India and Sri Lanka — delivered boxes of relief supplies to Colombo’s Foreign...

Israeli Technology

Israeli Researchers Develop New ALS Treatment

JNS.org – Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced the development of a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The lethal neurodegenerative disorder causes deterioration in the
brain and spinal cord’s motor nerve cells, leading to atrophy, paralysis and...

Hamas

Pence to speak at Christian pro-Israel group’s annual summit

(JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence will address the annual summit of Christians United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel group in the country.

Pence will speak at CUFI’s conference in Washington, D.C., which is taking place on July 17-18, the group announced Tuesday.

Pastor John Hagee, who founded CUFI in 2006, praised the Trump administration...

US-Israel Relationship

US veterans seek healing in Israel

About 20 veterans commit suicide across the US each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programming for veterans believes Israel is part of the solution.

Leading up to Memorial Day, which this year is May 29, JNS is spotlighting the stories of six...

Israeli Technology

New technology can predict resistance to chemotherapy

NewStem, a startup based in Jerusalem, is developing a novel diagnostic kit for predicting resistance to chemotherapy treatments.

The technology is based on the pioneering research of Prof. Nissim Benvenisty of the Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research  at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The problem to be addressed by the kit is...

Hezbollah ISIS Issues

What ISIS Fighters Are Doing in Syria’s Golan Heights, Near the Israeli Border

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAqG4S1c7rY

Iran Issues

Iran Attempting to Expand into Golan Heights: Why Israel Must Stop Them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOkOy6dLG_k

Hezbollah Issues

How Syria’s Chaos Affects America and Israel + Trump and U.S. Missile Strikes a Game Changer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57L2BgA3a_I

Hezbollah Issues

What is the Endgame in Syria? Assad and Iranian Influence Must Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1f1CCWernI

US-Israel Relationship

Want to make peace in the Middle East? First stop terror

Visiting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem yesterday, President Trump shared a key insight.  He noted that “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded.”  As Trump seeks to end a conflict that has resisted the best efforts of each of his predecessors going back to Ronald...

Christian Persecution Issues

Pray for Asia Bibi waiting for final appeal of her death sentence in Pakistan

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked.
Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world.
For six years, Asia Bibi has languished in a prison cell after being accused of violating Pakistan’s Islamic anti-blasphemy laws. The Christian mother of five...

US-Israel Relationship

Nechama Rivlin’s moving gift to Melania Trump and the First Son

US First Lady Melania Trump was the recipient of one very moving gift dedicated to her 11-year-old son Barron by none other than Israel's First Lady, Nechama Rivlin (wife of President Reuven Rivlin) during the former's stay in Israel.

Melania accompanied her husband, US President Donald Trump, on his maiden tour abroad as sitting president....

ISIS Issues

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester blast, as leaders condemn attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.

“One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of...

Talking Points US-Israel Relationship

CUFI Talking Points: President Trump Seeks Peace Through Strength

President Trump's Middle East Trip

President Donald Trump recently left the Middle East after a brief visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel.  While the president did not do and say everything we would have asked, we were very pleased with this visit.

He began with an important speech in Saudi Arabia. The President did not apologize for American...