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CUFI in Action – January 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This year, Israel celebrates its 70th birthday. The rebirth of modern Israel is a fulfillment of prophecy and one of the greatest miracles of the last century. The survival and prosperity of the Jewish people as a culture still anchored to the same Holy Scriptures, the same language, the same traditions, and the same land … Read More

Lt. Col. T. will be the first female pilot to act as Squadron Commander in the IAF

Air Force appoints first female commander of aviation squad

Thursday, January 18, 2018

For the first time, a woman is to command an aviation squad, the army announced Tuesday, some 16 years after Roni Zuckerman became the first Israeli woman fighter pilot. The major, whose name cannot be published for security reasons, is to be promoted to lieutenant colonel and will head a squadron of aviation at an … Read More

Israeli leaders applaud operation targeting terrorists behind rabbi’s murder

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Israeli leaders praised the work of security forces Thursday after a pre-dawn operation in Jenin killed a Palestinian terrorist believed to be behind last week’s fatal shooting of Israeli rabbi Raziel Shevach. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently on a trip to India, hailed the troops and warned any would-be terrorists that Israel would be on their … Read More

With claws unsheathed, Iran creeps up on Israel

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Israeli officer leant forward in the seat of his patrol car and pointed across the desolate valley. A few miles away, the white houses dotted on the Syrian side of the border were just visible in the January gloom. “That’s where the Syrian regime is,” he barked. “Hand in hand with them is Iran, … Read More

US withholds $65 million from UN agency for Palestinians

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) in operation but withheld a further $65 million while it urged others to pay more, a State Department official said Tuesday. “There is a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of UNRWA, both in the way … Read More

Pence promise fulfilled: US changes rules on the UN to help Christian and minority victims of ‘genocide’ in Iraq

Monday, January 15, 2018

Help appears finally to be on the way to thousands of desperate Christian, Yazidi and other minority refugees in northern Iraq, more than two months after Vice President Mike Pence promised last October 25 to  “stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations” and “provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID.” After some … Read More

Danon to UN Secretary-General: Condemn Abbas’s ‘hateful’ and ‘racist’ speech

Monday, January 15, 2018

NEW YORK – Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded on Monday that Secretary General António Guterres condemn an inflammatory speech delivered by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the previous day. In a letter sent to Guterres’s office, Danon claimed that the PA leader had disparaged the State of Israel with “hateful” and “racist” language … Read More

Palestinian leaders urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Monday, January 15, 2018

RAMALLAH  — Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation to suspend its recognition of the Jewish state until Israel “recognizes the state of Palestine,” cancels its annexation … Read More

US ready to hold millions of dollars from UN agency for Palestinians: report

Sunday, January 14, 2018

President Trump is reportedly ready to cut part of its aid package to the United Nations agency that oversees aid to Palestinian refugees , The Associated Press reported on Sunday. The news outlet, citing anonymous officials, said Trump is mulling cutting aid for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from $125 million to $60 … Read More

Israel’s Neighbors Among Most Dangerous Countries for Christians, New Report Says

Friday, January 12, 2018

Most of Israel’s neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, a new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found. According to the report, Egyptian Christians suffer in “various ways” such as pressure on Christian converts to return to Islam, severe restrictions … Read More