Current Issues

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

US Army Private Charged in Neo-Nazi Plot to Attack Own Troops Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A US Army private who according to federal prosecutors confessed to his role in plotting a deadly attack on his own military unit pleaded not guilty to charges he shared secret information about the unit with a neo-Nazi group. Ethan Melzer, 22, entered his plea on Monday before US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan, at … Read More

US Supreme Court to Hear Case of Nazi-Stolen Art

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on June 2 to hear the case about a German art museum and whether or not a treasure trove, known as the “Guelph Treasure,” should be returned to the heirs of four Jewish art dealers in Germany. The dealers have argued that they were forced to sell it to the Nazi-controlled Prussian … Read More

Rocket Fired at US Green Zone in Iraq, Child Wounded

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘It fell near a house, wounded a child and damaged the home,’ Iraqi military sources said A pair of rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said Sunday, a week after unprecedented arrests prevented a similar attack. One rocket was fired at the high-security Green Zone where the US embassy … Read More

Mossad Said to Foil Iranian Attacks on Israeli Embassies in Europe, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Mossad spy agency recently foiled planned or attempted Iranian attacks on Israeli diplomatic missions in Europe and elsewhere, according to a report Monday. The report by Channel 12 said the names of the countries where attacks were prevented remain under censorship, but cooperation with them helped to thwart the attacks. “Frustration is growing fast … Read More

President to Honor Man Who Died Saving Woman and Her 3 Kids From Drowning

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

President Reuven Rivlin will inaugurate a special civilian commendation for exemplary behavior to honor a man who died as he saved a mother and her three children from drowning in a lake, the president’s office said in a statement Monday. The new Civil Medal of Distinguished Service will be given to the family of Michael … Read More

At Least Two Killed as Blast Rocks Factory South of Tehran

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Local media cite Kahrizak district official as saying incident caused by negligent handling of oxygen tanks At least two people were killed and several more wounded in a blast at a “cutting factory” south of the Iranian capital of Tehran, al-Arabiya reported Tuesday. The news portal cited a local media outlet based on Telegram, a messenger app … Read More

House Appropriations Subcommittee approves $3.3 Billion to Israel security

Monday, July 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill on Monday which will provide funds to Israel security in addition to giving aid to the Palestinians. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup. It will provide the funds according … Read More

Iran Vows to Stand by Hamas in Destroying Israel

Monday, July 6, 2020

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Monday to fight with the Palestinians against Israel until the Jewish state’s demise. In an online letter on Twitter addressing senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh in response to the latter’s letter on Israel, the Iranian leader commended the terrorist leader for his actions to thwart Israel’s intention to … Read More

PA Continues to Dump Waste While Israel Grapples With Coronavirus Crisis

Monday, July 6, 2020

Exploiting the furlough of Israeli Civil Administration inspectors during the coronavirus shutdown in March and April, convoys of Palestinian Authority municipal garbage trucks have been dumping thousands of cubic meters of refuse from the towns of Ramallah and El Bireh into the Binyamin Region’s Tarrifi Quarry, just outside the Jewish communities of Kochav Ya’akov and … Read More

Tomb of Patriarchs Pilgrimage Site in First Temple Times, Pottery Suggests

Monday, July 6, 2020

A new study carried out on pottery items uncovered in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron suggests the cave, where according to tradition, Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs were laid to rest, was used and visited as a pilgrimage site during the First Temple Period, around 2,700 years ago. The results of the study were … Read More