CUFI in the News

At annual CUFI conference, Pence warns Iran, rebukes border-security language

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“We must never allow the memory of those lost in the Holocaust to be cheapened as a cliché to advance some left-wing political narrative,” said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. (July 8, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned Iran that the United States is prepared to defend itself, in addition to criticizing Rep. Alexandria … Read More

Mideast envoy Greenblatt: US not seeking regime change in Palestinian Authority

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“We have to deal with everybody to make this work,” said U.S. special envoy for Mideast peace negotiations Jason Greenblatt. “We cannot make a comprehensive peace unless we make sure that we are dealing with the representatives of all the Palestinian people.” (July 8, 2019 / JNS) U.S. special envoy for Mideast peace negotiations Jason … Read More

Pence: Iran should not confuse American restraint for lack of resolve

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

‘We hope for the best but the USA and our military are prepared to protect our interests and our personnel’ Vice President Mike Pence warned Monday that the United States and its military are prepared to protect American interests as tensions continue to spiral with Iran. “Let me be clear: Iran should not confuse American … Read More

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