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.
Israel enjoys widespread bipartisan support both in Congress and across the country. And in recent days, we’ve seen two high-level delegations of American lawmakers travel to the Jewish state. But there’s a problem on both sides of the aisle that all the trips and all the speeches in the world won’t solve. So, let’s dive in.
This week, Israel will mark the 75th anniversary of the modern Jewish state’s independence. However, in the 24 preceding hours, the Israeli people will first commemorate Israel’s Memorial Day. The tradition is quite straightforward: it is incumbent upon a society to remember those who fought and died to ensure their freedom prior to celebrating that freedom.
On Monday evening, the worldwide Jewish community began solemnly commemorating Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day. In Israel, sirens wailed throughout the land, and everyone, no matter what they were doing, simply stopped to stand in solemn quiet prayer and reflection.