Updates & Analysis


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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The Action Update: Hezbollah Drone Attacks and the New Axis of Evil

On Tuesday morning, as Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid was departing for France to discuss Iran and Hezbollah with French President Emmanuel Macron, Lapid sent a clear and unambiguous message to Israel’s neighbors to the north: if Lebanon doesn’t “rein in” Hezbollah, Israel will. In this week’s Action Update, we delve into what prompted the Prime Minister’s comments, and a number of issues directly related to the malign activities of Hezbollah and its backers in Tehran.

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The Action Update: A Secret Meeting of Middle Eastern Generals

The Middle East is rapidly changing, and in some cases, for the better. One of the themes prevalent around the time of the Abraham Accords was that such was unthinkable just a few years prior. In this week’s Action Update, we start with an even more “once unthinkable” reality in which we presently find ourselves.

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The Action Update: A Regional Defense Against Iranian Aggression

In last week’s Action Update we promised to elaborate a bit more on what we’re hoping to see from President Biden during his mid-July trip to the Middle East. The trip is important, and a lot of work needs to be done in a short period of time, so this week we’ll only be covering two topics: the President’s trip to the Middle East and a new bipartisan bill aimed at creating a regional security infrastructure to confront Iran.

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The Action Update: Iran Targeting Israelis Abroad

The Middle East has a habit of causing one to wake up in the morning and do a double-take as they scroll through the newsfeed on their phones. Unsurprisingly, the worst offender in this and many, many other contexts, is Iran. So, in this week’s Action Update we start with the latest out of Tehran.

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The Action Update: Oil, Threats & Hate

Often, it’s hard to keep track of who’s battling who and what alliances have formed in the Middle East. Sometimes it’s as simple as good vs. evil (e.g., Hamas vs. Israel). And sometimes, the age-old concept that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’ applies. Things in the region are rarely easy and never clean, but that’s part of the reason we distribute these weekly missives: to make sense of a messy Middle East. With that in mind, this week we’re going to touch on Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

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The Action Update: Freedom Is Not Free

Here at home, on Memorial Day, we exercise the freedoms bequeathed to us by the fallen, while bearing in mind that the debt that enables our backyard barbeques can never be repaid. For the best amongst us, Memorial Day is made more personal by their having witnessed the heroism and sacrifice of the greatest of our fellow citizens.

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