CUFI in the News

Trump Underscores Unequivocal Support for Israel by Moving Embassy

Friday, February 9, 2018

Early this month, I celebrated as President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the future location of our U.S. Embassy. His declaration was bold and clear, and it crystallized America’s unequivocal support for Israel – our greatest ally in the Middle East. In making his declaration, the president Trump was reflecting not just … Read More

What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Friday, February 9, 2018

Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.” Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in Europe, from Germany to Sweden. … Read More

The Campaign Promise Trump Chose to Keep

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 6, 2017 There is now a billboard on the streets of Jerusalem reading: “God Bless Trump, From JerUSAlem to Washington DC.” That sign took on great significance on Wednesday because — as he promised he would — President Donald Trump has taken the bold step of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, beginning … Read More

House Passed Bill That Aims to End Palestinian Payments to Martyr Families

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 5, 2017 A bill that would pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop financially rewarding acts of terror against Israelis and Americans easily passed the House of Representatives Tuesday. The Taylor Force Act would restrict U.S. aid until the Palestinians end their multi-million dollar program to monetarily reward terrorism. The PA set aside about $344 … Read More

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