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.

US-led coalition launches operation to protect Gulf waters

Friday, November 8, 2019

A US-led naval coalition officially launched operations in Bahrain on Thursday to protect shipping in the troubled waters of the Gulf, after a string of attacks that Washington and its allies blamed on Iran. The coalition, aimed at warding off the perceived threat to the world’s oil supply, has been in the making since June. … Read More

Israel, U.S. to push for UNRWA oversight when mandate is renewed

Friday, November 1, 2019

Israel and the United States are heading a diplomatic effort to increase oversight of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) when its mandate to service Palestinian refugees is renewed in December, according to Israel’s Mission to the UN. The renewal, which occurs every three years, is typically a fairly standard procedure for the … Read More

Israel hails US, Gulf states for sanctioning Iran Guards, Hezbollah

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Wednesday applauded the US and six Gulf states for announcing sanctions on 25 entities associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror organization. “I welcome the decision by the US and Gulf states to impose additional sanctions on Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. This is … Read More

New partnership between U.S. Embassy and. neighborhood soccer league

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This year, the U.S. Embassy of Jerusalem is giving support to the Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem neighborhood soccer league. Hapoel Katamon’s Neighborhood League project began 10 years ago in hopes of bringing children from different backgrounds together. Now, the league has 51 teams from 25 different schools with more than 750 boys and girls and 26 … Read More

Steelers hold moment of silence for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Steelers fans packed into the lots surrounding Heinz Field, tailgated – tossing footballs back and forth, consuming savory foods and cold beers – and then filed into the stadium, clad in black and gold, just like they would any other day. They waved their terrible towels as players took the field during pregame … Read More

US marks 25 years of peace treaty between Jordan and Israel

Monday, October 28, 2019

The United States marked the 25th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. “Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the State of Israel, an agreement that began a tradition of peaceful and respectful cooperation that continues today,” read the … Read More

WJC to honor Nikki Haley for calling out anti-Israel bias at UN

Friday, October 25, 2019

The World Jewish Congress will bestow its prestigious Theodor Herzl Award to former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, according to a statement from the organization released on Wednesday. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said Haley exemplified Washington’s friendship with Israel, “relentlessly calling out the biases and double standards that pervade in the United … Read More

Pompeo: Trump ‘fully prepared’ to use military action against Turkey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Although the administration prefers “peace to war,” U.S. President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to authorize military action against Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. In an interview with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost, Pompeo said the “world should know” that “where we see American interests at stake or fundamental norms around the … Read More

Pompeo to ‘Post’: Israel has right to act in Syria, U.S. will stop Iran

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Despite the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, Israel retains operational freedom to defend itself, and America remains committed to closely watching the Iraqi-Syrian border to help prevent the transfer of Iranian arms into the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told The Jerusalem Post on Friday in an exclusive interview. “Our administration’s been very … Read More