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CUFI Talking Points: President Trump Seeks Peace Through Strength

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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 … Read More


‘Shared concern over Iran driving Israel, many Arab states closer’

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were welcomed to the President’s Residence in Jerusalem by President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, on Monday. Trump, who arrived in Israel after visiting Saudi Arabia on his first overseas trip since entering office, signed the guest book before holding a private meeting with Rivlin. … Read More

Trump makes history as first serving US president to visit Western Wall

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fifty years after Israel captured the Western Wall, US President Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting American leader to visit the holy site, in a historic visit that saw him accompanied by his Jewish relatives in Jerusalem’s ancient Old City. Entering the Old City’s warren of alleyways on Monday — on lockdown by … Read More

Local Pastors Visit Israel, See Sacred Sites

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Christian leader of pro-Israel movement speaking locally this weekend Four local pastors have been to Israel, seeing the sacred sites from The Bible. The trip has given them a deeper context for their sermons, and also made them passionate advocates for preserving the Jewish homeland. “It really brought things to life,” said Russ Peters, pastor … Read More

Why Trump’s promise to move US embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial

Friday, May 19, 2017

Despite President Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it doesn’t seem as though his upcoming foreign trip will be the time for him to announce the relocation. Like presidents before him, Trump expressed his support for Israel while in campaign mode and said the embassy should … Read More

Prominent US figures press Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

Friday, May 19, 2017

Days before U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, prominent right-wing Americans are calling on him to fulfill his campaign promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Evangelical pastor John Hagee compared Trump’s current situation — having to decide whether to move the embassy despite strong opposition at home and abroad … Read More

Israel pulls out all the stops for Trump visit

Friday, May 19, 2017

At an unimaginable cost in time, effort and human resources, both the Americans and the Israelis are leaving no stone unturned for the visit on Monday of US President Donald Trump, who will be the first sitting President to visit the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. Other US Presidents who visited the … Read More