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.

Jared Kushner lands in Israel, rushes to visit Malka family

Thursday, June 22, 2017

While Kushner arrived in Israel in a bid to restart a new peace initiative and negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians under the direction of the new administration, he immediately paid the visit to the Malka family in Givat Ezer as they continue to mourn their fallen daughter. He was joined by US Ambassador to … Read More

Donald Trump Jr. calls out BBC over Jerusalem attack headline

Monday, June 19, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., on Saturday called out the BBC for a headline on the Jerusalem terror attack that neglected to mention the Israeli Border Police officer stabbed to death, and focused only on the three Palestinians killed without noting that they were the assailants. “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in … Read More

Condemning Virginia shooting, Netanyahu says Israel stands with US

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday sent wishes for a fast recovery to the victims of the Virginia shooting attack, saying Israel stands with the US on this “difficult day.” A rifle-wielding critic of US President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican … Read More

Haley slams UN human rights report for ‘singling out Israel’

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for its “unfair bias” in “singling out Israel.” The US envoy condemned a report released just a day earlier that accused both Israel and the Palestinians for failing to probe war crimes. but … Read More

Top Israel and UN officers spar in front of Nikki Haley – report

Monday, June 12, 2017

Israel’s deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon reportedly got into a heated argument while giving a tour of the tense border to visiting US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday. According to a Channel 2 news report Sunday, Haley … Read More

Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Palestinian Authority has paid out some NIS 4 billion — or $1.12 billion — over the past four years to terrorists and their families, a former director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and ex-head of the army’s intelligence and research division told a top Knesset panel on Monday. Setting out the figures, … Read More