Biweekly conversations with experts on Israel and the Middle East

hosted by CUFI’s Middle East Analyst Kasim Hafeez

CUFI’s Middle East Briefing, a project of Christians United for Israel, is a news and policy podcast dedicated to keeping you informed about important issues and events in the Middle East. Every other week, CUFI’s Middle East Briefing Host, Kasim Hafeez, will sit down with a special guest to discuss the latest news and delve deeper into issues pertinent to Israel and the broader Middle East.

As the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, with over 9 million members, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the foremost Christian organization educating and empowering millions of Americans to speak and act with one voice in defense of Israel and the Jewish people. CUFI is committed to confronting indifference and combating anti-Semitism in all its forms wherever it may be found.

Episodes

 

The Right Person at the Right Time

Date released: 11-11-2020

In this episode, Kasim is joined by Aviva Klompas, former speechwriter for Israel at the United Nations (UN). In a lively discussion, the two discuss Aviva's exciting work during her tenure as speechwriter, her insights into the blatant anti-Israel bias at the UN, and her thoughts about the changing tides in the Middle East and the future of the UN in light of recent normalizations between Arab countries and Israel.

 


 

Turkey Must Be Stopped

Date released: 10-28-2020

In this episode, Kasim sits down with Seth J. Frantzman—Middle East security analyst, frequent writer on current events and politics, and published author—and they discuss Erdogan’s Turkey. As this NATO ally becomes increasingly anti-Western and anti-Israel, supporting terror and threatening both America and her allies, Kasim and Seth discuss whether it is time for the US to confront Ankara for its belligerency and the potential implications of such a fallout from this decades-long relationship.

 


 

Peace is on the March

Date released: 10-13-2020

In this episode, Kasim asks Dr. Jonathan Schanzer in-depth questions on recent developments in Arab-Israeli normalizations. Dr. Schanzer, senior vice president for research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, gives insightful answers and advises listeners on what to look out for in the context of peace between Israel and other Arab countries in the coming months and years.

 


 

Combating Anti-Semitism with Pastor John Hagee

Date released: 9-29-2020

Join the CUFI Middle East Briefing for our first episode as our host and CUFI's Middle East Analyst, Kasim Hafeez, speaks with CUFI Founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee about the importance of combating anti-Semitism.

 


 

Introduction to CUFI’s Middle East Briefing

Date released: 9-29-2020

CUFI’s Middle East Briefing, a project of Christians United for Israel, is a news and policy podcast dedicated to keeping you informed about important issues and events in the Middle East. Every other week, CUFI’s Middle East Briefing Host, Kasim Hafeez, will sit down with a special guest to discuss the latest news and delve deeper into issues pertinent to Israel and the broader Middle East.

 


 

Meet Your Host

Kasim Hafeez

Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage who grew up being exposed to radical anti-Western, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel ideas daily. During his teenage years, Kasim embraced a radical Islamist ideology and became very active in the anti-Israel movement. Thankfully, Alan Dershowitz’s book The Case for Israel challenged Kasim’s fundamental beliefs and caused him to undertake a period of research and reflection that led him to Israel in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state changed Kasim’s perception of Israel. He felt a moral obligation to publicly speak out for Israel and the dangers of radical Islam. He has spoken all over the world including the 2013 Global Forum on Combatting Anti-Semitism and before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Kasim has appeared on radio, television, and in print media. Kasim also appears alongside Holocaust survivor Irving Roth in CUFI’s forthcoming full-length feature documentary Never Again?. To learn more, visit neveragainthemovie.com.

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