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Israel’s Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Reportedly Hold First Known Meeting

11/22/2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the kingdom on Sunday, according to two Saudi government advisers, in their first known meeting and amid a U.S. push to normalize ties between the longtime foes. Saudi officials have denied the meeting took place.

Mr. Netanyahu made the secret trip on...

In The Age Of Coronavirus, Christians Keep Celebrating And Supporting Israel

Since 2006, the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit in Washington, D.C. has been bringing people from around the globe together to hear government insiders, learn from experts, lobby Congress, and rejoice in supporting and celebrating Israel. But in the age of coronavirus, gatherings have been canceled. So CUFI adapted,...

Missouri Enacts Anti-BDS Law, Joining 31 Other States

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Monday to prohibit the state contracting with companies that boycott Israel. As such, it has become the 32nd state to enact an anti-BDS measure.

The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, 95-40, in May. The state Senate passed it, 28-1, on April 30.

The...

Christians United For Israel Opposes The Van Hollen Amendment

WASHINGTON – The Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund announced on Monday that it opposes Senator Van Hollen (D-MD) amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment would prohibit Israel from using US security assistance funds for the annexation of parts of the West Bank.

 “Senator Van Hollen’s...

Peter Beinart Is Wrong to Reject Zionism

Since its January debut, one unintended consequence of President Trump's plan for peace in the Middle East is that it has forced Israel's detractors to shed their veneer of support for Israeli and Palestinian self-determination. The Trump proposal is realistic, ensures Israel has defensible borders and offers the Palestinians a chance to determine...

Pastor John Hagee: Gulf States Should Offer Israel Normalized Ties

The Gulf states should offer to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel rather than threatening to cut burgeoning ties out of anger over Israeli annexation plans and the US peace initiative, Pastor John Hagee told The Jerusalem Post.

“The Gulf states, who are claiming that Israeli ‘annexation’ would lead to an end to their not-so-secret...

CUFI: Trump Plan Gives Israelis and Palestinians Opportunity to ‘Build a Real Future’

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is calling on America’s leadership to back U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to extend sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

CUFI founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee published...

America, Keep Your Word

Ten years ago I authored an op-ed published by Haaretz which stated unequivocally that Christians United for Israel (CUFI) "would never presume to tell Jerusalem how to conduct its foreign or domestic affairs." That position has not and will not change. We stand with the decisions of the democratically elected government of Israel.
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Look to Israel as a Light Against Corona

Israel is a light unto the nations, the world’s first responder and the startup nation. The Jewish state is known for doing more with less and exceeding beyond all reasonable expectations. It made the desert bloom, brought democracy and pluralism to the Middle East, beat back larger and better-equipped enemies, and became a global hub of...

Who Owns the Land of Israel

All real estate transactions go to great lengths to determine the identity of the original owner of the land to prevent a legal cloud from being over the title deed. The debate of who owns the land of Israel can be resolved in the same manner.

Who was the original owner of the hotly contested strip of real estate on the eastern edge of the...

Grassroots Effort to Make ‘Never Again’ Resound in Classrooms Across America

Amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on Friday as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, one month after the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

The story behind the passage of this landmark legislation is one that transcended the...

US Senate Passes Holocaust Education Act, Heads to Trump for Signature

The Never Again Education Act, which would help provide federal funding to expand Holocaust education in the US, passed the Senate with bipartisan support.

The bill was first introduced to the House of Representatives by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) and Elise Sefanik (R-New York). The House passed the bill on January 27.

It was introduced...

Who was Qassim Soleimani?

In the chaos of the civil war in Syria and the upheaval in Iraq, one figure was an omnipresent force. Images of him inspecting battlefields or surrounded by young fighters listening attentively to his orders have peppered social media, garnering fawning praise from his legion of fans. But this man was neither Iraqi nor Syrian; he was Iranian and...

Evangelical group rejects ICC probe of Israel: simply absurd

Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christian United for Israel (CUFI), released a statement on Monday, calling the International Criminal Court's (ICC) decision to launch an investigation of Israel "absurd."
"The Court is preparing to launch an investigation at the behest of a state that does not exist, into a state over which they have no...

“Congratulations to Boris Johnson” – CUFI statement on the General Election result

CUFI would like to congratulate Prime Minister Boris Johnson following the result of the General Election that confirms he will re-enter Number 10 and form a new government.

We will be praying for the Prime Minister as he leads the country through this pivotal period in our history and for all elected Members of Parliament. Our nation is at a...

Jewish, Israel-related groups react to US announcement on settlements

(November 18, 2019 / JNS) Several Jewish and Israel-related groups quickly reacted to the major announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it would no longer view Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law.

“We applaud the administration’s decision to rescind the assertion that Israeli settlements are...

CUFI Welcomes Revocation of Hansell Memorandum

November 18, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Monday, Pastor John Hagee, the founder and Chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), expressed support for the Trump administration’s revocation of the Hansell Memorandum:

“I want to express my profound appreciation to President Donald Trump for his bold and courageous support of Israel and the Jewish...

Pitching In For Israel With Hispanics

Mariano Rivera, the Yankees Hall of Fame relief pitcher, is looking for one more save: an Israel under assault from too many directions to count.

Last Sunday, Rivera, a thoroughly unapologetic Christian Zionist, opened up his predominantly Spanish-speaking New Rochelle church for a morning session presented by Christians United for Israel (CUFI),...