Updates & Analysis


The Action Update: A Daring Rescue and the Mastermind of 10/7

A series of dramatic events unfolded in recent days that have had a slight, but noticeable impact on the dynamics surrounding the war in Gaza. First, there was a daring hostage rescue. Then, there were reports of American negotiations with Hamas separate from Israel. Shortly thereafter, The Wall Street Journal released correspondence by Hamas’s Gaza leader and the man behind the 10/7 massacre, Yahya Sinwar.

 

 

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The Action Update: Confusing U.S. policy makes for a rocky U.S-Israel relationship

With Hezbollah burning thousands of acres of Israeli land in the north and reports of a hostage/cease-fire deal filled with half-truths and misinformation, a lot is taking place right now in the region. But we begin this week with the news that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has accepted an invitation to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

 

 

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The Action Update: Axis of Appeasement

Over the past week, we witnessed several European nations (with somewhat dubious relevant histories) formally recognize “Palestine.” We’ve also learned that Iran has continued to add to its quantity of near-weapons-grade uranium. But first, fighting in southern Gaza has intensified, so we’ll start there. 

 

 

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The Action Update: International Injustice at the Kangaroo Court

On Sunday, Iran’s President, Foreign Minister, and other regime officials came to an abrupt stop on the side of a mountain, which resulted in their deaths.  On Monday, prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. On Tuesday, a poll was released showing that the American people stand with Israel by a wide margin. Let’s dig in.

 

 

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The Action Update: Annihilation, Victory and Survival

This week Israel marked both her Memorial Day and Independence Day. In Israel, first, they remember the fallen; only afterward do they celebrate the liberty ensured by the sacrifice of their best and bravest. In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we look at the current state of the latest war for Israel’s survival – 76 years after its modern-day founding.

 

 

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The Action Update: Biblical Illiteracy in Congress

Israel has taken control of the Gaza side of the Gaza-Egypt border crossing in Rafah, the last remaining Hamas stronghold. In the U.S., antisemitism is raging, and the Biden administration is making costly mistakes. Let’s dive in.

 

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The Action Update: Countering the Campus Intifada

A wise man once said, “Battles do not stay won, and points do not stay made.”

While Israel has won every physical battle for her existence, her enemies continue to come back to try to destroy her. The battle for Israel’s existence and that of the Jewish people must be re-won with every generation. The celebration and story of Passover, which concluded this week, reminds all of us that the challenges of today have an historical precedent, to say the least.

 

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The Action Update: Here’s Which Members of Congress Betrayed Israel on Saturday

It’s rare for Members of Congress to face “clean” votes; moments when legislation has no add-ons, no hidden agenda, none of the typical Washington clutter. On Saturday, the House of Representatives faced one of those votes.

 

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The Action Update: CUFI to Hold Emergency Fly-In Next Week

American defense personnel believe an Iranian attack on Israel is imminent. The Biden administration, while expressing support for Israel against Iran, has sought to kneecap Israel’s efforts to swiftly defeat Iran’s proxy, Hamas. Of the more than 130 hostages remaining in captivity, reports are trickling out that the majority have been killed. Congress has not yet passed emergency aid to Israel since the 10/07 massacre. It’s been more than six months. In this week’s edition of the Action Update there is only one topic:

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The Action Update: Does Washington Understand the Middle East?

A high-level Iranian terrorist is killed; a complete misunderstanding of the war by the U.S, government; and our least favorite song: Congressional Chaos Reigns. A lot to cover this week, so let’s dive right in.

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