CUFI in the News

BDS opponent receives Jewish support for top civil rights post, as pro-Palestinian groups protest

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

November 30, 2017 Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are rallying around Kenneth L. Marcus, the nominee for assistant secretary of education for civil rights, as pro-Palestinian groups denounce him for opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) movement. Marcus, an attorney, served in the Department of Education’s civil rights division and then was staff … Read More

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at UF About Time in Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

November 30, 2017 Irving Roth said he didn’t understand why he was at Auschwitz. “Why was I there? What crime did I commit?” the Holocaust survivor said as the audience sat in silence. About 500 students came out to hear Roth speak at the Reitz Union Auditorium on Wednesday night. About 350 students were able … Read More

House Judiciary Committee Hearing On Campus Anti-Semitism Includes Fireworks And Possible Deception

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A panel of Jewish community leaders, academics and activists testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on rising anti-Semitism on college campuses. Lawmakers also heard varying perspectives on the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” currently under consideration by the committee. Anti-Semitism on college campuses has drastically increased in recent years. A studyconducted by the anti-Semitism watchdog group … Read More


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

At CUFI summit, soldier says Jewish state wants peace, but ‘we must remain strong’. For almost 70 years, the State of Israel has seen its enemies attempt numerous wars and many different methods of attack. But for all that they try, they will never have the advantage, Pastor John Hagee said. “Israel’s enemies may continue … Read More

Pence reiterates pledge to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida on June 16, 2017. Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Monday evening forcefully reiterated the Trump administration’s promise to eventually move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “I promise you that the day will come when President Donald … Read More

Pence pledges to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pence says Trump remains committed to Israel’s security and and to securing a peace deal with Palestinians US Vice President Mike Pence pledged on Monday to keep President Donald Trump’s promise to relocate the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported. Addressing a crowd of American Christian supporters of Israel … Read More


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Israel’s ambassador to the US blamed ‘fake news’ for reports that Israeli defense leaders were concerned act would undermine PA security forces. “The purveyors of fake news don’t quit,” Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the US, said on Monday night at the Christians United for Israel summit in Washington. The Israeli envoy hit hard against … Read More

American Embassy Will Be Moved to Jerusalem, Vice President Pence Says

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence assures persecuted Christians, ‘We’re with you. We stand with you.’ Vice President Mike Pence has stated that President Donald Trump will eventually move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a symbolic gesture meant to convey that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Speaking at the Christians United For Israel Summit … Read More

Netanyahu: Evangelical Christians are Israel’s best friends

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In address to CUFI, PM makes no mention of Trump but takes a dig at White House decision to leave US embassy in Tel Aviv WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Christian evangelical audience in Washington on Monday that they were Israel’s best friends in the world, in an address notable for the … Read More