The Action Update: How Did We Get Here?

Tragedy has befallen Afghanistan. As Pastor John Hagee, the founder and Chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) recently noted, “While there may be no easy answers to Afghanistan’s history of troubles, there could have been an organized and professional effort to ensure that every American and every person who aided our efforts there these past twenty years, was able to exit the country. To our utter shame, that is not the case.”

In this week’s Action Update we discuss the implications of the Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan just weeks shy of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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The Action Update: A Failed State?

In this week’s Action Update we devote some time to a topic we’ve not discussed in a while: Lebanon. And we also return to our on again/off again effort to end on some good news. But no matter the subject, the topics this week are of significant importance to anyone who values the US-Israel relationship – regardless of how much (or how little) you might see these issues covered in the mainstream press.

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The Action Update: Attack on Israeli Ship, A Murderer Take Office, and Iran Nuclear Deal on Life Support

In this week’s Action Update, we’re going to focus all our attention on Iran. Tehran is the leading state sponsor of terror. The regime is pursuing a nuclear weapon. But their people have long been disgusted with their leaders, and a war criminal now occupies the President’s chair in the Islamic Republic.

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The Action Update: Ben & Jerry’s Rocky Road, Pres. Biden’s narrowing Corridor, and A Clear Path to Peace

It’s not often that one edition of a weekly newsletter provides a perspective on ice cream, nuclear weapons, and Arab-Israeli relations, but in this week’s Action Update, we plan on doing exactly that. So please, sit back, relax, crack open a pint of Haagen-Dazs or Blue Bell, and read all about these items below.

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The Action Update: Foreign Aid to Israel, Cybersecurity Cooperation, and Hezbollah in Lain America

On Sunday and Monday, the annual CUFI Summit was held in Dallas. Due to covid-related restrictions, the event was by-invitation only, and limited to 700 participants. Despite these limitations, CUFI’s impact will not be diminished. As some of you may recall, last year’s Summit had to be held entirely online. Engagement with elected officials had to be done via digital methods as well. Nonetheless, CUFI members delivered more than 300,000 emails to lawmakers in the weeks after the Summit in support of CUFI’s 2020 legislative agenda, and all three items on that agenda advanced through Congress and were signed by the President.

We look forward to the same this year. The 2021 CUFI legislative agenda again includes three items, which are the focus of this week’s Action Update.

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The Action Update: Evil, Tragic, and Good

We want to let you in on a little secret. Some weeks the Action Update is harder to write than others. It’s not because there’s a lack of information, but rather because for certain events, capturing the sheer magnitude of it all is elusive. So, we’d ask you to bear with us this week, because we’re mad, we’re heartbroken and we’ve never been prouder to stand with Israel.

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