CUFI in the News

Rand Paul under fire for blocking Israel bills

Friday, November 30, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul is infuriating Republicans and Democrats alike by blocking a pair of Israel-related bills, including one authorizing tens of billions of dollars in military aid for the country. Some advocacy groups are so mad at Paul they’re running ads against the Kentucky Republican, who insists that his long-term goal is actually to help … Read More

NFL player to promote US-Israeli relations in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ campaign

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce announced Wednesday that he’ll be promoting fellowship between American Christians and the people of Israel when he hits the field this Sunday, as part of the NFL’s third annual “My Cause My Cleats” initiative. “My Cause My Cleats” is an opportunity for NFL players to sport customized footwear during … Read More

NFL player pays tribute to Israel with his cleats

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baltimore Ravens player Michael Pierce was deeply affected by his trip to Israel earlier this year. So much so, that he’s chosen to honor the country – and the organization Israel Collective – in the upcoming “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign ran by the NFL. As part of  the campaign, more than 800 NFL players … Read More

Senator Rand Paul puts hold on $38 billion US-Israel military aid legislation

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pro-Israel groups have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in an advertising campaign against Republic Senator Rand Paul this week over his attempts to block US security aid to Israel. Paul says he opposes the open-ended US aid to Israel, citing the need for the existing legislation to be amended before the final version is approved … Read More

GOP Congress pushing vote on Israel bills by year’s end

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are expected to act on several Israel-related bills before the new year, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. The lower chamber will vote in the next two weeks on legislation, which will pressure Hamas against the use of “human shields” in its conflicts with Israel, and direct the … Read More

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