The Action Update: Countering BDS, Taking on Iran

It’s been just over two weeks since the CUFI 2023 Washington Summit, and we’re already seeing significant, positive movement on several elements of our legislative agenda. In addition, in recent days there’s been a lot of talk about a normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia, but the coverage begs the question: is this spin, or is this real?

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The Action Update: CUFI Summit Brings Together Pro-Israel Leaders, Activists

Last week, CUFI was proud to welcome Vice President Mike Pence, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Governor Ron DeSantis, among many others, to speak before the capacity crowd of over 1,200 pro-Israel Zionists. In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we’ll go over the three pieces of legislation that make up the 2023 CUFI Washington Summit legislative agenda. 

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The Action Update: Intelligence Report: Iran Moving Closer to First Nuclear Test

On Sunday, the CUFI Washington Summit kicks off. Over the next few days, more than 1,000 pro-Israel activists from across the country will hear from top leaders, including former Vice President Mike Pence, former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Summit attendees will also hear from several Members of Congress and Middle East experts. But until then, we wanted to share a number of policy items that caught our eye and may very well directly impact our Washington efforts next week.

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CUFI Action Fund Statement On Governor Ron DeSantis To Address CUFI Washington Summit

(06/28/23) WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, announced plans to welcome special guest Governor Ron DeSantis to address the group’s annual Washington Summit as the morning session’s keynote speaker. Governor DeSantis will be speaking at noon on Monday, July 17th.

The Summit is open to the media, but space is limited. Journalists wishing to request press credentials are asked to please follow this link and fill out the associated form. 

“Governor DeSantis has a long history of standing with Israel and the Jewish people. We look forward to hearing what the Governor has to say about the importance of the U.S. – Israel relationship, combating antisemitism, and standing up to Iran,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee. 

In addition to the Governor, CUFI has announced that Vice President Mike Pence and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will serve as the keynote speakers during the Summit’s Night to Honor Israel on Monday evening. 

Additional Summit speakers include Senators Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton, House Majority Whip Representative Tom Emmer, Representatives Claudia Tenney, Mike Lawler, and Pat Fallon, IDF Lt. Col. (Res.) Jonathan Conricus, Walter Russell Mead, and Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, among others.

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 related to 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.


The Action Update: Newsflash: The UN Hates Israel

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.

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The Action Update: The Biden Administration’s Unforced Error on Antisemitism

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.

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The Action Update: Hezbollah Jumps Through Hoops (Literally)

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.

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