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.
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.
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.
There’s been a flurry of activity since last week’s Action Update. Much of it centers around Iran. And not to get a head of ourselves or spoil the ending, but the Islamic Republic remains the Middle East’s most destabilizing regime, a pariah state, and the world’s leading sponsor of terror.
In this week’s Action Update, we discuss a mass murderer being elected to public office, renewed bipartisan efforts to combat the movement to Boycott, Divest from and Sanction (BDS) Israel, and highlight op-eds recently published by CUFI leadership and Action Fund staff.
Over the past week, members of CUFI leadership and the CUFI Action Fund traveled from Abu Dhabi to Jerusalem and back home to the USA. Along the way, we spoke at length with an Arab royal, hugged a grandmother as she wept in the ruins of her home destroyed by a Hamas rocket, shared numerous wonderful and heartbreaking moments with former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and walked in the footsteps of the Jesus.
This week, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), released a poll that was taken just prior to the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel. The poll, which surveyed 800 likely voters nationally and has a 3.46 margin of error, was focused on asking specific questions directly associated with the key policy issues of the day.