CUFI Minute

CUFI Minute

The CUFI Minute is another way to enjoy CUFI's online news and analysis segment, the CUFI Weekly. Featuring host Kasim Hafeez, this microcast is a quick yet in-depth topical segment you can listen to while commuting to work or making your afternoon cup of coffee. In under 10 minutes a week, learn about the history behind many threats facing Israel, the significance of important holidays and anniversaries throughout the year, and what’s happening in Israel and the broader Middle East.

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September 23, 2022 5 min

Starting at sundown this Sunday evening, Jewish families in Israel and around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In this CUFI Minute, Co-Executive Director Shari Dollinger explains more about this beautiful holiday, as well the deeply meaningful week following, which focuses on repentance, forgiveness, and remembering who you are, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Listen to learn more!

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In this episode, Kasim talks with Pastor Danny Gonzalez about the natural friendship between Israel and the Hispanic community. Pastor Gonzalez warns about who is seeking to undermine that friendship, and why.

Listen to learn more about rising Communism in Latin America, its role in rising antisemitism, and the educational resources CUFI offers!

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In this episode of the CUFI Minute, Kasim talks with Dalton Thomas, Founder and President of Frontier Alliance International to hear the fascinating story of collaboration between Israel and international Christians to save Syrian lives.

When it comes to saving lives and blessing the world, Christians like you have a role to play.

Listen to learn more.

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September 2, 2022 6 min

In this episode of the CUFI Minute, Kasim Hafeez sits down with Rabbi Scheinberg’s son, Rabbi Avraham Scheinberg who takes us on a tour of his synagogue, and discusses his father, the remarkable friendship between him and Pastor Hagee, and the recent credible threat against the Jewish community of San Antonio.

Thanks to you, Jewish communities around the world, from San Antonio to Kyiv to Jerusalem, know that they have true friends...

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Iran’s murderous regime continues to spread terror on Israel’s border and closer to home in the US. Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired more than 1000 rockets at Jewish communities in Israel. In the US, Iran’s regime incited a terrorist fanatic to stab author Salman Rushdie in the neck, at a conference in New York. A strong US-Israel relationship is vital to ensuring Iran’s genocidal goals are never achieved.

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Have you ever been to a CUFI Summit? It’s the premier pro-Israel event of the year, and for good reason! Not only do CUFI members hear from U.S. and Israeli officials, Middle East experts, and Members of Congress, but they also meet with their elected officials to make their voices heard for Zion’s sake.

In this episode of the CUFI Minute, Kasim brings you along to this year’s conference and emphasizes the important reasons why CUF...

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As over 1,000 CUFI members gathered in our nation’s capital to stand with Israel and the Jewish people at CUFI’s annual Washington Summit, the threats to the Jewish state loomed large—both abroad and here in the U.S.

In this episode, get an update on recent events related to Israel and the broader Middle East and find out how you can make a difference for Zion’s sake.

Tune in now.

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July 14, 2022 5 min

How did Tel Aviv go from sand dunes to becoming the cultural, industrial hub of the Middle East?

In this episode, learn more about the history of one of Israel’s premier cities and how it played a key role in the establishment of Israel’s independence.

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July 7, 2022 4 min

If you visit a children’s playground in an Israeli community on the Gaza border, you will notice a marked difference from U.S. playgrounds: bomb shelters.

In this episode, Kasim shows you the reality of living under the brutal shadow of terrorism from Hamas and their sponsors in Iran.

Tune in now to see why we must speak up in defense of Israel and the Jewish people.

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In this episode of the CUFI Weekly, Kasim commemorates the anniversary of the Entebbe raid, a stunning IDF military operation that resulted in the successful rescue of over 100 Israeli hostages. As we prepare to celebrate our freedom as Americans, we must remember our blessings and commit to standing with our ally, Israel, against terror. Listen now to learn more.

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Last week, breaking news in Turkey alerted the world to yet another of Iran’s insidious schemes to target Israel and Jews—simply because they are Jewish—as an Iranian plot to murder Israeli tourists in Istanbul was foiled.

In the wake of the ongoing Iranian threat to Israelis in Turkey, Israel’s security establishment has become increasingly concerned for the safety of Israelis in other countries as well.

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June 16, 2022 4 min

The Israeli port city Jaffa has rich biblical history. The place from which Jonah sailed to Tarshish to escape God’s call, Jaffa has been significant in Israeli history from the Old Testament to the New Testament up to the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

Find out more about this incredible city with ancient roots. Listen now.

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Are you being courageous and speaking out for good?

In 1967, five Arab armies attacked Israel. Over the course of six days, Israel miraculously managed not only to survive but to thrive, beating back the invaders and gaining control of new territory, including the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, Israel’s enemies still seek to wipe the Jewish state off the map, and battles between good versus evil wage on across the globe.

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In May 2021, Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood located in East Jerusalem, made headlines. Anti-Israel activists claimed that Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response to the allegedly unjust evictions of Palestinian families from the neighborhood.

But what’s really going on in Sheikh Jarrah?

Find out in this episode of the CUFI Minute as Kasim checks in from East Jerusalem. Listen now.

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In 1991, as rebel forces closed in on the capital of Ethiopia during their decades-long civil war, find out the lengths to which Israel went to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews and bring them safely to Israel. Operation Solomon reminds us of the true heart of Israel and is just one of many stories you won't hear in the media. Listen now.

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In this episode, Kasim checks in from the Israeli-Syrian border and talks with Ron Lahad, Israeli government licensed guide, at Syria’s former military headquarters. Learn about the security threats in this region and why we must know the truth and share it - for Zion's sake. Listen now.

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May 12, 2022 1 min

The only thing better than standing with Israel is standing in the Holy Land.

In this episode, Kasim checks in from Jerusalem. Listen now to learn why seeing the land of the Bible with your own eyes is critical in the fight against antisemitism.

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Hear how a boxing world champion uses his skills to combat antisemitism outside the ring.

In this episode, Kasim talks to Yuri Foreman, Israel’s first boxing world champion, in Brooklyn, a hot bed of antisemitic incidents in our nation, about his childhood, boxing career, and his efforts to combat antisemitism in his city.

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April 28, 2022 4 min

Tomorrow, Quds Day rallies will be held all over the world—even in Western cities—as a “day of protest" and show of solidarity with Palestinians. Participants will hold up signs which read, ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ brandishing posters that feature the faces of terrorists and calling for resistance against ‘the Zionist regime’—all while claiming to support the Palestinian people.

But does hating Israel help Pale...

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A visit to the headquarters of Save a Child’s Heart, an Israeli humanitarian aid organization, showcases the true heart of Israel. The Jewish state has compassion on children in need from nations all over the world and welcomes them so they can receive life-saving surgery in Israel.

Listen now to join Kasim in Holon, Israel, and see how Israel is a light unto the nations.

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