WASHINGTON / LONDON – On Monday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and CUFI U.K. released the following statements calling for the U.S. and U.K. governments, respectively, to follow Germany’s lead in suspending aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which operates in partnership with Hamas.
CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee said:
“CUFI applauds the clear-eyed moral courage of the German government to recognize that UNRWA helps Hamas maintain its grip over the Palestinian people, infect children with antisemitic lies, and divert resources toward building and maintaining the most significant terror infrastructure in the world. President Biden should follow Germany’s lead by ordering a suspension of U.S. taxpayer dollars to an organization that provides in-kind contributions to murderers and hostage takers. Not one penny should flow to UNRWA from Americans until the U.N. reforms itself to ensure it helps, not hinders, the Palestinian people.”
CUFI U.K. Executive Director Des Starritt said:
“The Foreign Office should take note of Berlin’s actions and follow suit. London was late to proscribing Hezbollah; must we also persist, at this tragic moment, in sending money to one of the entities most responsible for fueling war and hatred in the Middle East? Certainly the British public does not want to see our money flowing to those who teach hatred and glorify violence.”
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.