CUFI Action Fund Launches Six-Figure Ad-Buy in West Virginia Opposing Kahl Nomination

(03/19/2021) WASHINGTON – On Friday, the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund launched a six-figure digital and television ad buy in West Virginia highlighting Colin Kahl’s history of pro-Iran and anti-Israel positions and asking the state’s residents to contact Sen. Joe Manchin and express opposition to Kahl’s nomination to serve as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

“As the ad notes, Colin Kahl is unfit to serve. His positions on issues of import to pro-Israel voters are far outside the mainstream. In the past, Sen. Manchin has shown courage and independence in his foreign policy approach. On a number of occasions, he has personally sat down to hear the views of his pro-Israel constituents. In that spirit, we hope that Sen. Manchin elects to oppose Dr. Kahl,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

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.

CUFI Welcomes Utah Legislature Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation

(03/08/2021) WASHINGTON – On Monday, the local and national leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed the Utah State Legislature’s Friday passage of S.B. 186, the Utah Anti-Boycott Israel Amendments legislation. This legislation prohibits state entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

“I believe the passage of S.B. 186 is essential to demonstrate Utah’s continued support of Israel’s rights as a nation to engage in free trade without the unwarranted attempts to do damage to its economy. Israel is the U.S.’s best friend in the region and we should stand with her as opportunities allow,” said CUFI Utah State Director, Pastor Craig McCune, the Senior Pastor at New Creation Church in Sandy.

“CUFI’s more than 65,000 members across the state of Utah and 10 million members around the country warmly welcome the overwhelming support this bill received in the Utah State Legislature. We must ensure the anti-Semitic movement to boycott the world’s only Jewish state receives no quarter in any state in the Union and Utah is doing its part,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee. 

“This legislation enjoyed widespread bipartisan support at a time when such is rarely the case in state capitals across the country. We are deeply grateful to Senator Jerry Stevenson and Representative Francis Gibson for their strong leadership on this legislation and we look forward to Governor Spencer Cox signing this bill into law without delay,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

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.

CUFI Condemns ICC Decision

(03/03/2021) WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, condemned the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Israeli and Palestinian actions since June 13, 2014.

“The only thing more predictable than today’s ICC announcement is the outcome of that investigation. The ICC has already shown its hand. It conferred jurisdiction upon itself and is limiting its investigation to events that took place one day after three Israeli boys were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists. Like the Goldstone report and so many international examinations of events in the region, the ICC will undoubtedly seek to find fault with every Israeli act of defense and seek to forgive every Palestinian act of aggression,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

“International institutions have done themselves and the world a grave disservice by undermining their own legitimacy with anti-Israel witch hunts. The ICC will now join that abysmal tradition. Thankfully, the consequences of the ICC’s action will be limited. Despite decades of institutionalized international anti-Semitism, the Jewish state has continued to survive and thrive. Tomorrow will be no different,” Hagee added.

“The only consequence of the ICC’s probe should be the maintenance and possible expansion of sanctions against those individuals associated with this charade. International institutions made up of individuals that make sport of attacking the Jewish state must be held accountable by Israel’s allies. We commend the Biden administration for maintaining current ICC related designations and urge the White House to continue exercising sound judgement with respect to the same,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

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: Colin Kahl Should Not Be Confirmed

As longtime readers of the Action Update know, there’s so much going in Washington during any given week that we generally avoid devoting an Update to one singular subject, let alone one singular individual. But this week, we’re deviating from our traditional approach and devoting the entire Update to the nomination of Colin Kahl to serve as President Biden’s nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense. Below we offer a non-comprehensive overview of Kahl’s positions on issues of import to the CUFI Action Fund.

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The Action Update: Reengaging with the Human Rights Council, the International Criminal Court’s Concerning Focus on Israel and the Iran Nuclear Accord

In this week’s Action Update, we breakdown the implications (or lack thereof) of the Biden administration’s decision to re-engage the UN Human Rights Council. We also break down the implications (or lack thereof) of the International Criminal Court’s decision that they can sit in judgement of Israel. Finally, we’ll give an update on the Biden team’s announcement concerning sanctions relief and the Iran nuclear accord. 

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CUFI Action Fund Statement on Rep. Greene’s Removal from Committees

WASHINGTON (02/04/2021) – On Thursday, the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund issued the following statement:

“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s antisemitism, for which she has yet to apologize, does not represent the Republican party or the American people. Her bigoted beliefs should be shunned and removing her from her committee assignments was therefore necessary. Both parties must get their respective houses in order and reject any radical Members of Congress who desecrate the Capitol by trafficking in antisemitic tropes.”

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: Addressing Antisemitism, Israel Hatred in Washington and the Need for a Strong Policy on Iran

At this point, to call Washington “broken” is so cliché that the phrase has virtually lost its meaning. Although, that does not mean it is unfixable or that we can’t work toward progress on vital policy issues in our nation’s capital. In fact, that is why groups like CUFI Action Fund are essential in our governmental process. Citizens have a direct impact on the climate created in Washington, for better or worse, it is time for Representatives in Congress to get their houses in order and work on behalf of the people. 

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