Updates & Analysis


The Action Update: A Mass Murderer Comes to the USA

Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, is a war criminal and mass murderer. His regime regularly tortures and kills innocent people, supports assassination and kidnapping plots in the U.S. (against both former officials and dissidents), holds American citizens hostage, and thumbs its nose at the international community’s concern with its nuclear weapons program. Despite all of this, the Biden administration is granting Raisi a visa to speak, in New York, at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly set to take place this week.

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The Action Update: Palestinian Terrorism on the Rise

The Middle East, and those concerned with what goes on there, rarely face a week that’s all good. Sadly, sometimes, the news is all bad. And sometimes, like the past week, we get a bit of everything. So, let’s dive right in.

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The Action Update: Will the U.S. Enrich the World’s Leading Sponsor of Terror?

Last week, CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee authored an op-ed for Newsweek in which he offered a stark assessment of the Biden administration’s approach towards Iran. A key component of Pastor Hagee’s piece was his focus on the pivotal role Congress must play if we are to avoid seeing generations of “Americans, Israelis and the rest of the free world” suffer from President Biden’s repeated miscalculations concerning Tehran. In this week’s Action Update, we provide the latest developments regarding where things stand with Congress, the Iranians, the Europeans, and Israel, and then discuss what may come next.

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The Action Update: Can we Avoid a Nuclear Iran?

There’s an old Jewish lesson (of sorts) that goes something like this: if you haven’t had a drop to drink, yet two Rabbis tell you you’re drunk, go home and sleep it off. The message is simple: no matter how confident you are in your belief or position, if two learned friends tell you you’re wrong, take some time to reconsider. President Biden would do well to bear this lesson in mind in the days and weeks ahead.

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The Action Update: Getting Fleeced At The Iranian Bazaar

Reports have come out this week, that world powers and the Iranians may be inching closer to a renewed Iran nuclear accord. Troublingly, a senior Iranian official said in a recent interview, “The achievements of the Islamic Republic in the nuclear talks in the past one month were exceptional.” This comes on the heels of Iran’s top nuclear negotiator providing local reporters with a list of “concessions,” Tehran has extracted from Washington.

Diplomacy involves compromise, but if these reports are to be believed – and we’ve seen no evidence since President Biden took office that they should be discounted – it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Biden administration’s Iran negotiators are simply bad at their jobs. The American people were promised a longer and stronger agreement, yet today, Iran is boasting about the “concessions” to which Team Biden has acquiesced.

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The Action Update: Iran Believes They Have a License to Kill

Iran’s rulers justify their existence, the country’s economic woes, and the crushing theocratic rule they impose on their people by claiming a divine right to rule and violently spread the Islamic Revolution throughout the world. Engaging with this regime has never produced positive results because if Iran did abandon its pariah status, it would have no justification for any of the above. Every move Iran has made clearly indicates they’ve no intention of changing their nature. So, why are American and European leaders acting as if Tehran would ever join the community of nations?

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The Action Update: Three Days of War: Key Facts Every Pro-Israel Activist Should Know

We know you’re already aware of the recent conflagration between Israel and the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) that took place over the weekend, but there’s a lot about the past few days that every pro-Israel activist should know. And one of the key pieces of information is how U.S. aid to Israel – which CUFI is backing as part of its 2022 Summit legislative agenda – played a pivotal role in ensuring no Israelis were killed in the conflict.

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The Action Update: The UN Cries Wolf While Innocents Suffer

Each week in the Action Update we often focus on the latest developments in various nations’ foreign policies. However, one of the cornerstones of a pariah state like Iran is that it treats its citizens with the same contempt and authoritarianism as its foreign policy approach would suggest. So, this week, before we get into the latest disgrace from the UN, we’re going to take a look at the latest human rights outrages from Iran and the PA.

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The Action Update: What you missed at CUFI’s Summit and Iran talks drag on

As no doubt many of our readers and supporters are aware, CUFI returned to the nation’s capital last week for the first CUFI Washington Summit since the Covid-19 pandemic prevented us from doing so. We covered our legislative agenda in last week’s Action Update, so this week we thought we’d highlight some of the most notable moments from the Summit along with developments on the Iranian and Palestinian fronts.

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The Action Update: CUFI on Capitol Hill

As you read this, more than 1,000 top CUFI leaders are gathering on Capitol Hill in order to lobby our elected officials in support of three key pieces of pro-Israel legislation. Without further ado, here is what we’re supporting:

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