The Action Update: International Injustice at the Kangaroo Court

On Sunday, Iran’s President, Foreign Minister, and other regime officials came to an abrupt stop on the side of a mountain, which resulted in their deaths.  On Monday, prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. On Tuesday, a poll was released showing that the American people stand with Israel by a wide margin. Let’s dig in.

 

 

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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

This week Israel marked both her Memorial Day and Independence Day. In Israel, first, they remember the fallen; only afterward do they celebrate the liberty ensured by the sacrifice of their best and bravest. In this week’s edition of the Action Update, we look at the current state of the latest war for Israel’s survival – 76 years after its modern-day founding.

 

 

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CUFI Applauds House Passage of Antisemitism Awareness Act

May 01, 2024

CUFI Applauds House Passage of Antisemitism Awareness Act

WASHINGTONOn Wednesday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization released the following statement upon the House of Representatives’ advancement of the Antisemitism Awareness Act:

“CUFI has supported this legislation since 2016 and we welcome its passage through the House, especially at a time when colleges are being overtaken by outside, pro-Hamas, antisemitic agitators.

“We are grateful to Speaker Johnson (R-LA), Reps. Lawler (R-NY), Gottheimer (D-NJ), Miller (R-OH), and Moskowitz (D-FL), for their steadfast leadership in support of this measure. We look forward to Majority Leader Schumer advancing this common-sense bipartisan legislation through the Senate, where it enjoys more than 30 cosponsors, without delay.”

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: Countering the Campus Intifada

A wise man once said, “Battles do not stay won, and points do not stay made.”

While Israel has won every physical battle for her existence, her enemies continue to come back to try to destroy her. The battle for Israel’s existence and that of the Jewish people must be re-won with every generation. The celebration and story of Passover, which concluded this week, reminds all of us that the challenges of today have an historical precedent, to say the least.

 

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CUFI Applauds Senate Passage of Israel Aid

April 23, 2024

CUFI Applauds Senate Passage of Israel Aid

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, released the following statements welcoming the Senate’s advancement of the national security supplemental.

“This aid package will increase Israel’s ability to defend herself and decrease the likelihood of a wider conflict in the region. We applaud Speaker Johnson for seeing this issue through and are grateful to the Members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, whose actions in support of this legislation place them firmly on the right side of history and the Word of God,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

The vital Israel aid legislation, which now heads to the President’s desk, was the exclusive focus of an emergency fly-in hosted by CUFI last week, during which 250 ministry and community leaders met with their Representatives to discuss the importance of supporting Israel.

The organization also launched an Action Alert in the days leading up to the House vote which saw 65,000 individuals email Congress in support of the aid.

“Support for Israel, as she battles Iran and its proxies, is non-negotiable. The vast majority of Congress understands that 4/13 changed the world as we know it—and as such we are particularly grateful to those Members of Congress who reconsidered their position and voted in favor of this critical legislation. The bipartisanship exhibited in both chambers over the past ten days should be applauded. If Saudi Arabia and Jordan could set their differences aside to stand with the Jewish state on 4/13 then so can Republicans and Democrats,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker. 

In addition to the Israel emergency supplemental, the 21st Century Peace Through Strength Act, included several additional CUFI priorities, chief among them the Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act, which was one of the group’s 2023 CUFI Washington Summit legislative agenda items, as well as additional strong sanctions on the Islamic Republic and its proxies.

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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CUFI Applauds House Passage of Aid to Israel

April 20, 2024

CUFI Applauds House Passage of Aid to Israel

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, the leadership of Christian United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel, organization released the following statements applauding the House of Representatives for advancing emergency aid to Israel.

“Speaker Johnson’s leadership has never shown more brightly than today. Advancing this security assistance moves us one step closer to ensuring the will of the American people becomes the policy of the United States and Israel has the vital support she needs to defeat our common enemies,” said CUFI founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee.

In advance of Saturday’s vote, CUFI held an emergency meeting in Washington, hosting 250 ministry and community leaders from across the country. During the fly-in, the diverse group of Christian leaders from around the country met with their representatives on Capitol Hill to express support for bipartisan emergency supplemental aid to Israel. 

CUFI then, on Thursday, launched an Action Alert asking members of Congress to support both the aid to Israel and the rule that allowed the legislation to come to the floor. Nearly 65,000 Christian Zionists nationwide responded to the alert. 

“Some leaders win to govern, others govern to win—what Speaker Johnson has achieved this week proves he is the former. That the Speaker was able to build bipartisan consensus should be applauded, not condemned,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker. 

“Our message to Congress remains unchanged: Each vote against this aid was a vote against the national security interests of the United States, against our allies, and was no doubt applauded by the world’s tyrants,” Parker added. 

In addition to the Israel emergency supplemental, the 21st Century Peace Through Strength Act, included several top CUFI priorities, chief among them the Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act, which was one of the group’s 2023 CUFI Washington Summit legislative agenda items, as well as additional strong sanctions on the Islamic Republic and its proxies. 

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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Hundreds of CUFI Leaders to Demand U.S. House Pass Supplemental Aid Bill Without Further Delays

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2024

Hundreds of CUFI Leaders to Demand U.S. House Pass Supplemental Aid Bill Without Further Delays

WASHINGTONThis morning, Christians United for Israel (CUFI)’s emergency fly-in will conclude with 250 ministry and community leaders descending on Capitol Hill to deliver an unambiguous message to Members of Congress that emergency supplemental aid to Israel must pass without any further delay.

CUFI has been unequivocal in its call for Washington to stand by Israel in word and in deed in its hour of need – and unwavering in its determination to make clear that Congressional inaction will lead to more devastation in Israel while continuing to undermine our standing in the world. As CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee said last evening at the opening of a dinner featuring remarks from House Speaker Mike Johnson, Representative Tony Gonzales, and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Congress needs to “get it done – and get it done now.”

“The only politicians who represent our 10 million member organization are the ones who stand with Israel. If you are not for Israel, we are not for you,” declared Pastor Hagee.

“We need your help. Israel is being abandoned by more and more people – even some in the United States Congress – and that’s a great shame,” said Speaker Johnson. “Weakness is too costly. Strength will ultimately save us and ensure peace. We must not hesitate. We must not waver. We must confront the darkness of terrorism, guided by the light of freedom and our faith in God,” he continued.

“The waiting is over. The time is now. The time is absolutely now to get this security package over the finish line. We need your help,” said Representative Gonzales

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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