U.S. – Israel Relationship

At CUFI, we believe a strong, secure, and sovereign Israel is key to a strong and secure United States. Israel needs America, and America needs Israel. We are two nations with shared values, defending the same principles, and thus engaged in the same fight against common enemies. On May 14, 1948, the US was the first country to recognize the nascent State of Israel just eleven minutes after Israel declared its independence. Since then, the US has been a friend to Israel, our most critical ally in the Middle East. One of CUFI’s core concerns is to shape and strengthen the US-Israel relationship to the safety and security of both our nations.

Israeli specialists provide post-trauma training to Parkland community members

Israeli specialists provide post-trauma training to Parkland community members

Friday, March 2, 2018

As the community in Parkland, Fla., works to recover from the tragic Valentine’s Day shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead, a team sent by the Israeli government has been helping out. The Israel Trauma Coalition arrived in Broward County this week and has been holding training sessions for community members, … Read More

Honduras' re-elected President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) shakes hands with the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, before speaking to the press in Tegucigalpa, on February 27, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRA

US envoy praises Honduras for supporting Jerusalem embassy move

Friday, March 2, 2018

EGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFP) — The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday heaped fulsome praise on Honduras for being one of a few countries that backed the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. In a visit to Tegucigalpa to see newly re-elected Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Haley stressed that … Read More

Netanyahu: U.S. Embassy move will have long-term ramifications

Netanyahu: U.S. Embassy move will have long-term ramifications

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded US President Donald Trump as a “great friend” at Sunday’s cabinet meeting and said Washington’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem will have significant, long-term ramifications. “This is a great moment for the citizens of Israel and this is a historic moment for the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said … Read More

US ‘to move embassy to Jerusalem on May 14’ — day of Independence Declaration

US ‘to move embassy to Jerusalem on May 14’ — day of Independence Declaration

Friday, February 23, 2018

The US is planning to officially move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 — the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, as well as Washington’s recognition of the Jewish state — Channel 10 and Hadashot news reported Friday. According to Hadashot the embassy will officially announce the plans later in … Read More

Haley to Abbas: US wants a peace deal but will not ‘chase after you’

Haley to Abbas: US wants a peace deal but will not ‘chase after you’

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday said Washington would not “chase” the Palestinians to the negotiating table with Israel, following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN Security Council. Speaking in front of US President Donald Trump’s top two Middle East peace negotiators — Jared Kushner and … Read More

Members of Congress Urge ‘Immediate’ Passage by Senate of Legislation Targeting PA Terrorism Payments

Members of Congress Urge ‘Immediate’ Passage by Senate of Legislation Targeting PA Terrorism Payments

Monday, February 19, 2018

As the US Senate prepares for an imminent vote on the Taylor Force Act targeting Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists, 63 members of Congress have written to House Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer urging its “immediate consideration.” “March 8, 2018, will mark two years since Taylor Force was murdered, … Read More

New York Sen. Charles Schumer Predicts ‘Unanimous’ Support in US Congress For Taylor Force Act Targeting PA Terror Payments

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has told an audience in New York that he expects new legislation targeting Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support. “The House could pass this bill by unanimous consent,” Schumer said at a Sunday breakfast meeting of the Jewish Community Relations Council in New York … Read More

US troops arrive for drill simulating massive missile attack on Israel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

US forces are deploying in Israel ahead of a large-scale joint Israel-US military exercise, due to start next week, which will simulate a major conflict in which Israel is attacked with thousands of missiles. The biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise, which is being held for the ninth time, will take place amid an escalation of … Read More