Updates & Analysis


The Action Update: Combating Antisemitism, Terrorism and the Hamas Caucus

Our plan this week was to devote this edition of the Update to progress we are making on several fronts in our effort to combat antisemitism and stand up for the US-Israel relationship. And we’re not allowing a terrorist’s actions to change that. But as we’re sure you all know, over the weekend, a terrorist took several hostages at a small synagogue in Colleyville, TX.

Due to the brave, professional and disciplined actions of local and federal law enforcement, all the hostages came out of the ordeal physically unharmed. There is therefore reason to rejoice today. But this latest act of violence against the Jewish community must serve as a stark reminder that our mission is far from over and more important than ever.

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The Action Update: Iran Edition

Welcome to the CUFI Action Fund Update: Iran edition. Regular readers of the Update know Iran is a pariah state. You know they are the world’s leading sponsor of terror, that they are pursuing a nuclear weapons capability and have an abysmal human rights record. But sometimes these broad descriptions don’t paint the most detailed picture. So, let’s discuss the latest and greatest from  Tehran’s Tyrants.

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The Action Update: Around the Middle East in 2 minutes

Happy New Year! For our DC readers, and all others able to take a little time off these past couple of weeks, welcome back. As is often the case in our line of work (and we’re sure many others), you take a little time off and there’s a pile of things to go through on your desk. So, this week, we’re going around the region to let you know where things stand – and perhaps where we’re headed – in 2022.

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The Action Update: The White House May Finally See Iran’s Leaders For Who They Are

This past week, we saw some important pro-Israel policies advance in Congress, learned through press reports that both the White House and Downing Street may finally be seeing the Iranian regime for who they are, and heard more bluster from the Islamic Republic’s tyrannical leaders. A jam-packed week for sure, so let’s dive right in.

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The Action Update: Anyone Surprised? Anyone Listening? Anyone Opposed?

Whether you’re an optimist, a pessimist or somewhere in between, this week’s Action Update has something for everyone. From predictable behavior by the Islamic Republic, to surprising twists in the Iran saga and, not least, some welcome vigor from Israel’s allies on Capitol Hill, we’re covering it all.

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The Action Update: What Does Everyone Want? What Can Be Done About it? What About Additional Sanctions?

This week the Iranians met, yet again, with world powers in Vienna to discuss the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. As we’ve seen numerous times before, nothing good has or will come out of such meetings. And the reason is simple: we know what the Iranians, the Israelis and the Biden administration hope will come out of these talks and when you look at those objectives side-by-side, those who oppose a nuclear Iran have a real problem.

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The Action Update: Iran’s Malice in the World, Iran’s Malice in the Middle East, Iran’s Malice at Home

In this week’s Action Update, we’re going to highlight Iran’s malicious activities throughout the Middle East and around the world. But first, read this Newsweek op-ed, from our Director of Public Policy and Strategy, discussing the need for the Biden administration to increase the United States’ response to Turkey’s malevolence and outlining the threats that Turkey poses to diplomacy and national security.

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The Action Update: A Step in the Right Direction, A Step in the Wrong Direction, Lebanon Losing More Friends

This week’s edition of the Action Update presents the good news and the bad news from Iran to Lebanon and, of course, our nation’s capital. It’s been an interesting week for US foreign policy and world affairs, so let’s dive right in.

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The Action Update: Iran Strikes Again, The Senate Strikes Back, Neo-Nazis Strike Out

In this week’s Action Update, we’ll cover topics from Iran to the BDS movement to neo-Nazis, but rest assured, despite it all, we remain unphased, uncompromising, and unabashed in our support for Israel.

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The Action Update: An American Patriot, Lebanon on the Brink (Again), Iran Buying Time (Again)

This week, the United States lost an American patriot who devoted his life to the service of his nation. Further down, we discuss certain policy items we feel our readers should be aware of, but first, let us take a moment to honor the late General Colin Powell.

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