CUFI in the News

CUFI stands up for Israel at UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kasim Hafeez, of British Muslim heritage and former Islamist who is now a proud Zionist who stands with Israel, spoke out at the United Nations Human Rights Council against their condemnation of Israel’s actions in Gaza. “As this body recently displayed by brazenly lying about Israel’s actions in Gaza, hatred towards the Jewish state persists,” … Read More

Texas is latest state to blacklist Airbnb for what it considers anti-Israel actions

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Texas is adding short-term-rental site Airbnb to a list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it disallows Israeli-owned rentals in the disputed West Bank. Airbnb is the only American-based company on Texas’ anti-Israel boycott list, which includes a Norwegian financial services group, a British wholesale co-op and a Norwegian insurance company. Texas is making it … Read More

Texas Blacklists Airbnb Over West Bank Settlement Boycott

Monday, March 4, 2019

On Friday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar publicly updated the list of businesses on the state’s “List of Companies that Boycott Israel” to include Airbnb. The state of Texas has blacklisted the global vacation rental company Airbnb over its boycott of West Bank settlements. “We welcome this decision very much and we … Read More

Activist who said Israel is a ‘terrorist entity’ attends Tlaib swearing-in, private dinner

Thursday, February 7, 2019

(January 14, 2019 / JNS) Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) met with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian activist who has said that Israel is a “terrorist entity,” over the weekend. “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. … Read More

JCRC Finds Ally in Evangelical Pro-Israel Advocacy Giant

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and Christians United for Israel (CUFI) are embarking on a strategic relationship in Israel advocacy. “We are limited demographically,” said JCRC Executive Director Ron Halber. “We can’t be everywhere fighting every battle. We need friends.” Halber was joined for a Jan. 9 interview at his office … Read More

Florida Governor Denounces BDS, Airbnb; Boosts Security Funding for Day Schools

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for increased Jewish day-school security funding, while calling for state sanctions against businesses that engage in the BDS movement. The Republican governor, sworn in last week, pushed for a minimum of $2 million in recurring security funding for Jewish day schools. This comes in the aftermath of the shooting at Majory Stoneman … Read More

DeSantis Threatens Airbnb with Sanctions over Israeli Settlement Boycott

Thursday, February 7, 2019

TEL AVIV – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday ordered state officials to boycott Airbnb when conducting state business and said he would make the vacation rental giant “feel the heat” unless it walks back its decision banning rentals in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. “We have a moral obligation to oppose the Airbnb … Read More

OPINION: It’s Time To Stop Ignoring Martin Luther King’s Support Of Israel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Since his assassination on April 4, 1968, people have attempted to invoke the name and authority of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for many causes of justice, and often they fall short. The latest such misrepresentation, made by New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander, contends that King would have probably championed the Palestinian cause if he were … Read More