CUFI in the News

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

How should Jewish leaders confront challenge of BDS groups within their communities?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The recent decision by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to pass a resolution declaring that any member organization supporting the BDS movement could be expelled from the council has generated a wider discussion among Jewish leaders as to where to draw red lines when it comes to Israel. The resolution—adopted overwhelmingly by a vote of … Read More

Senate passes bipartisan pro-Israel, anti-BDS bill

Thursday, February 7, 2019

(February 5, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan, and allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from engaging in boycotting Israel. It also includes an amendment that warned against … Read More

CUFI: United We Must Stand

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

As a 20th-century political issue in the United States, Zionism was almost exclusively within the purview of the Jewish community. Stirred by their faith to stand with Israel were millions of Christian Zionists, but for decades they were unorganized, unfocused and unable to speak with one voice. In this century, the pro-Israel tent has finally … Read More