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Bolton: US ‘strongly supports’ anti-tunnel operation in Israel’s north

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday expressed “strong support” for Israel’s operation against Hezbollah attack tunnels crossing the Lebanese border, saying Washington backed Jerusalem’s “efforts to defend its sovereignty.” In a tweet, Bolton called on the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group to stop digging tunnels into Israel and refrain from responding to the operation. … Read More

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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 … Read More

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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 … Read More

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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 Saturday, Rouhani said “one of the … Read More

Israel holds major drill to practice fighting Hamas and Hezbollah simultaneously

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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 prospect of … Read More

Israel ‘forced into military action,’ White House says

Monday, November 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — Hamas is “forcing” Israel into military action in Gaza with its rocket and mortar firings, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jason Greenblatt, warned on Monday. Writing on Twitter, Greenblatt, who is leading an effort to jumpstart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, said that the world “has grown tired of Hamas’ violence … Read More

Soldier critically hurt as more than 300 rockets, shells from Gaza pummel south

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fresh fighting erupted on the Gaza border Monday afternoon, with dozens of projectiles fired by terrorists in the Strip striking southern Israel, as well as an anti-tank missile attack on an Israeli bus near the border that seriously injured a soldier, officials said. According to the Israel Defense Forces, more than 300 projectiles were fired at … Read More

Video shows bus hit by missile minutes after soldiers disembarked

Monday, November 12, 2018

Hamas published a video early Tuesday showing a civilians bus carrying Israeli troops being hit by an anti-tank missile and erupting into flames, reportedly moments after dozens of soldiers had disembarked the vehicle. The afternoon attack on the bus traveling near the Gaza border set off a massive flareup of violence that has seen more … Read More

IDF readies for heavier Gaza conflict as massive missile barrage persists

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Israeli military deployed additional troops and tanks to the Gaza Strip border on Monday following the largest barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel from the coastal enclave in a single day. The army was reportedly given a green light from policymakers to pummel terror groups in the Strip if they continued … Read More

CUFI Welcomes Latest Re-Imposition of Iran Sanctions

Monday, November 5, 2018

Hagee: “Even when the conventional wisdom dictated the Iran deal was here to say, we never lost focus.” November 5, 2018 WASHINGTON – On Monday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, issued a statement welcoming the Trump administration’s latest re-imposition of sanctions against Iran.   Since the very … Read More

Reimposition of Sanctions on Iran

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Earlier this year, President Trump made the valiant decision to withdrawfrom the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Historically Bad Iran Deal. Since the very first rumors of negotiations surfaced, CUFI consistently and unequivocally opposed the Iran deal, making clear that it would empower the Islamic Republic while imperiling Israel, the … Read More

Anti-Israel professor disciplined by University of Michigan for letter controversy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A tenured University of Michigan professor has been disciplined for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study in Israel. John Cheney-Lippold won’t get a merit increase for the next academic year and cannot go on his planned sabbatical in January or another one over the next two years, The Detroit … Read More

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word ‘Jerusalem’ found near city entrance

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The earliest stone inscription bearing the full spelling of the modern Hebrew word for Jerusalem was unveiled on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, in the capital. While any inscription dating from the Second Temple period is of note, the 2,000-year-old three-line inscription on a waist-high column — reading “Hananiah son of Dodalos of Jerusalem” — … Read More

2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror shooting

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Two Israelis were shot dead and a third was wounded Sunday morning in a terror attack at the Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank, the army said. The Magen David Adom medical service said that a man in his 30s and a woman had been critically injured and were later pronounced dead. The … Read More

US envoys, factory owner say ‘coexistence beacon’ Barkan shattered by attack

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The owner of a West Bank factory, whose two Israeli employees were slain by a Palestinian worker in Sunday morning’s terror attack, said he hopes the killer was atypical but that his faith in coexistence initiatives had been badly rattled. Rafi Alon, owner of Alon Group, a producer of waste management systems at the Barkan … Read More

Terror shooting victims identified as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Authorities on Sunday afternoon identified a man and a woman shot dead in a terror attack in the West Bank earlier in the day as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, a married mother of a baby, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three. Yehezkel was from the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’ayin, while Hajbi … Read More

In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state

Thursday, October 4, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday underlined her recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, indicating that she supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that the Palestinians, too, should accept this definition in an eventual peace agreement. At a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Merkel said she plans to call Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas … Read More

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense system to Syria

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russia said Tuesday it had completed delivering its S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile. Israel has warned that providing the system to Damascus is “irresponsible” and will expose the region to more danger. Russian … Read More

Haley tells PM that Palestinians should complain to Abbas, not Israel

Friday, September 28, 2018

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday the Palestinian people should complain to their own leader and not to Israel, and urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume peace negotiations with Israel. “We believe that the Palestinians are going to have come to the table. President Abbas is not helping the … Read More

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel

Monday, September 24, 2018

Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria. The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser … Read More

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel, but stressed again that Syria was to blame. Mr Putin … Read More

CUFI in Action – December 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This has been a difficult year for many of our Jewish brothers and sisters, as a rising tide of anti-Semitism has made many feel threatened and alone. It is especially hard to be an Israeli, and wake up every morning to see international headlines condemning your country for defending its people against the never-ending onslaught … Read More

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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 … Read More

CUFI Launches Sweeping Campaign in Kentucky Backing U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Being Blocked by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) November 27, 2018 WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and its legislative arm the CUFI Action Fund launched a sweeping campaign aimed at convincing Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to remove his hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act. The bill would formalize … Read More