Current Issues

At CUFI, we are focused on several key issues with the goal of defending Israel’s strength, security, and sovereignty.

Iran Inks Deal With Assad Regime to Boost Syria’s Air Defenses

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Tehran and Damascus regimes signed a military cooperation agreement on Wednesday as part of which Iran will boost Syria’s air defenses, according to media reports. The head of Iran’s armed forces, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, was quoted by state TV as saying the deal was meant to “confront pressures by America.” In recent years, … Read More

Jewish Students Face Increased Harassment on University Campuses

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The US.-based AMCHA Initiative says a rise in harassment of Jewish students on college campuses is linked to anti-Zionist activism, according to its yearly report published Tuesday. Titled “Understanding Campus Antisemitism in 2019 and Its Lessons for Pandemic and Post-Pandemic US Campuses,” the report maintained its relevance in the post-COVID-19 world after classes have moved off of … Read More

Unprecedented 4,200-Year-Old Rock Art Etching of Animal Herd Found in Golan Tomb

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

An extremely rare example of megalithic rock art was recently identified in northern Israel’s Yehudiya Nature Reserve inside a 4,200-year-old stone burial chamber. The unique discovery of a clearly composed, artistic rendering of a herd of animals is shifting the way archaeologists think about the little-understood peoples who created the thousands of massive stone burial … Read More

Pompeo: US Seized Iranian Weapons on Way to Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen as he renewed his call for the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran. “The Security Council must extend the arms embargo on Iran to … Read More

Argentinian Professor Offers Bonus to ‘Whoever Finds a Poor Jew’

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A university professor in Argentina told his students that he “will give a bonus to whoever finds a poor Jew.” During an online class on international politics at the 21st Century Business University located in Cordoba, Argentina, Prof. Esteban Lizondo also said that the creation of the State of Israel was a concession to the … Read More

Greek Parliament Ratifies Defense Agreement with Israel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Greek Parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement with Israel for the supply of defense equipment and services between the two countries, in a move widely seen as further strengthening ties between the two Eastern Mediterranean allies.“” The parliament’s Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs approved the agreement on July 1, with Greek … Read More

Iranian Regime May be Criminally Liable for Downing of Ukrainian Plane

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Iranian authorities allowed commercial flights to fly in and out of Tehran while missiles were being fired, putting civilian lives at risk, as closing the airspace would have revealed the regimes’ intention to strike US military bases in Iraq, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has heard. If the allegation is correct, the Iranian regime may … Read More

Iran says nuclear program ‘unstoppable,’ warns Israel not to strike

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Iran vowed on Tuesday to maintain its nuclear program despite Israel’s alleged efforts to sabotage it, stressing that the recent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment center was not going disrupt its pace. Iran has recently reactivated key parts of its nuclear program in response to US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. As a result, … Read More

NFL Star Apologizes for Posting Anti-Semitic Quotes Attributed to Hitler

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson apologized on Tuesday after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. “My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community,” Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “I post … Read More

Holocaust Survivor Invites Eagles’ DeSean Jackson to Auschwitz

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg has extended an invitation to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson to visit Auschwitz, following the latter’s controversial Instagram post quoting Adolf Hitler. The invitation was posted on Twitter by From the Depths, an organization that seeks to protect the memory of the Holocaust, of which Mosberg is honorary chairman. “Almost … Read More