CUFI in the News

Israel advocacy groups unite to pressure Rand Paul over hold on Israel aid

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has drawn the ire of Israel advocacy groups for blocking a vote on legislation that codifies a decade-long Memorandum of Understanding between Israel and the US worth $38 billion, negotiated by the Obama administration in 2016 and supported across the political aisle. In the fall, the US-Israel Security Assistance … Read More

AIPAC Attacking Sen. Rand Paul for Blocking US Aid to Israel

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) placed a hold on the 2018 US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, which is part of the 10-year, $38 billion in military aid deal signed between Israel and the Obama White House. A hold is a parliamentary procedure permitted by the Standing Rules of the United States Senate which allows … Read More

Sen. Rand Paul is blocking US military aid to Israel

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel. Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated … Read More

Rand Paul’s rationale for holding back aid to Israel

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is expected to introduce an amendment in the coming days that would limit the amount of U.S. security assistance to Israel, Jewish Insider has learned. Paul recently came under fire from AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups for placing a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which would … Read More

Foreign Ministry honors rabbi for Jewish-Christian interfaith work

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Foreign Ministry, together with the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding, bestowed Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg with an award on Sunday for his decades of work for strengthening Jewish-Christian ties. The award was presented to Scheinberg by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in the presence of Pastor John Hagee, head of an Evangelical megachurch and head of … Read More

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

Friday, August 10, 2018

  The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor a Senate bill targeting Hezbollah and Hamas for using human shields. The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., would sanction those who use civilians to shield themselves while carrying out attacks. It … Read More

Cruz at CUFI Summit: Israel is our friend

Monday, July 30, 2018

We would be remiss today if we did not at least pause and reflect what a difference a couple of years can make. What a difference Ambassador Nikki Haley makes. What a difference Ambassador David Friedman makes. It was just November and December of 2016, the end of the previous administration, when we saw the … Read More