(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.