Last week, CUFI was proud to welcome Vice President Mike Pence, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Governor Ron DeSantis, among many others, to speak before the capacity crowd of over 1,200 pro-Israel Zionists. In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we’ll go over the three pieces of legislation that make up the 2023 CUFI Washington Summit legislative agenda.
On Sunday, the CUFI Washington Summit kicks off. Over the next few days, more than 1,000 pro-Israel activists from across the country will hear from top leaders, including former Vice President Mike Pence, former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Summit attendees will also hear from several Members of Congress and Middle East experts. But until then, we wanted to share a number of policy items that caught our eye and may very well directly impact our Washington efforts next week.
Nearly 250 years ago this week, the founding fathers of our great nation declared independence from a monarch living an ocean away. As we all know, what followed was the tragic sacrifice of thousands of Americans on the altar of freedom.
In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we start with Hezbollah setting up camp inside Israeli territory. From there, we’ll move to the latest effort to disrupt the UN’s anti-Israel obsession, and, attempting to return to an old tradition, we’ll end with some positive news out of our nation’s capital.
From surreptitious efforts to effectively capitulate to Iran, to contending with a hornet’s nest of Palestinian terror, this week’s Action Update, unfortunately, brings challenging news.
Some weeks it seems the Action Update might amount to little more than a synopsis of world leaders’ worst decisions and world pariahs’ worst actions taken during the past 7 days. This week, we admit, may feel a bit like that, but bear with us. Knowledge is power and if you have the full picture, when we see each other in Washington for the CUFI Summit, you and CUFI will be that much more effective when meeting with your elected officials.
Last Thursday, the White House released its much-hyped U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. As our readers are well aware, combating antisemitism is absolutely central to our efforts. As such, we feel this issue is important enough that we’re going to deviate from our traditional multi-topic Update and focus exclusively this week on the strategy put forth by the Biden administration.
Over the past week, the world’s antisemites have provided something for everyone. In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we discuss Hezbollah inviting the press to watch their terrorists practice killing Jews, Iran enhancing their nuclear program (aimed at killing Jews), and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivering a message to the UN that sought to kill a core element of Jewish history.
Last week, Israel conducted Operation Shield and Arrow in response to rocket fire and to preempt additional terrorist attacks from the Gaza-based terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). In this week’s installment of the Action Update, we’ll discuss what happened during the flare-up. In addition, we’ll also bring you the latest on the unresolved national elections in Turkey.
In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we look at the latest discussion over Israel’s right to defend itself against the Iranian nuclear threat, examine the latest piece of anti-Israel legislation introduced by a perennial Israel-hater in Congress, and discuss the latest positive development in Israel’s efforts to aid Ukraine against Russia’s invasion of the European democracy.