CUFI Rejects ICJ Opinion Undermining Jewish Claims In The Holy Land

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July 19, 2024

CUFI Rejects ICJ Opinion Undermining Jewish Claims In The Holy Land

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, released the following statement rejecting the gross overreach and willful blindness to indisputable facts of anti-Israel activist judges at the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“The Word of God is true, and the Children of Israel are the indigenous people of the Holy Land. Either of these facts on their own should be enough to rally the world to Israel’s cause.

“Tragically, in a world comfortable with Jew-hatred, the concept of alternative facts, and a court led by an anti-Israel judge, we do not expect the international community will see the light of truth anytime soon.

“Neither the UN nor the ICJ has the authority to make pronouncements about Judea and Samaria.”

The ICJ’s advisory opinion, On the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, can be read here.

With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.

The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is the policy arm of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.

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The Action Update: A Daring Rescue and the Mastermind of 10/7

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The Action Update: Confusing U.S. policy makes for a rocky U.S-Israel relationship

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The Action Update: International Injustice at the Kangaroo Court

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ICYMI: Exposing Antisemitism Starts With Rejecting Misinformation On Critical Legislation

May 16, 2024

ICYMI: Exposing Antisemitism Starts With Rejecting Misinformation On Critical Legislation

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Religion News Service published an op-ed authored by Christians United for Israel (CUFI) founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee rejecting the misinformation and theological falsehoods being peddled by a small but vocal minority on Capitol Hill seeking to upend critical bipartisan legislation, the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which the U.S. Senate should pass without delay.

CUFI has supported the Antisemitism Awareness Act since 2016 when it passed the Senate by unanimous consent. That year, the FBI reported that anti-Jewish bias motivated 53.3 percent of reported incidents of anti-religious hate crimes. In October 2023, FBI data showed that in 2022, the last year for which data is available, anti-Jewish bias motivated nearly 55 percent of all reported anti-religious hate crimes. An all-time high is widely anticipated to be reached when data is published on reported hate crimes reported in 2023.

Earlier this month, Pastor Hagee and Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, penned a letter to Congressional leadership in both the U.S. House and Senate addressing false allegations surrounding the Antisemitism Awareness Act. “To the Biblically literate,” they wrote, “claims the Antisemitism Awareness Act is anti-Christian are as insulting as they are injurious.”

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2023 (H.R. 6090) on May 1, 2023, with resounding bipartisan support. In the U.S. Senate, companion legislation enjoys bipartisan support from nearly one-third of the chamber.

To read Pastor Hagee’s op-ed, “Antisemitism Bill In Congress Doesn’t Violate Bible’s Account Of Jesus’ Death” please click here.

With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message. 

The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is the policy arm of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.

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The Action Update: Annihilation, Victory and Survival

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