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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),...

Mark Levin, John Hagee fight anti-Semitism, raise more than $1M for Israeli and Jewish charities

Conservative commentator Mark Levin and Pastor John Hagee contributed to the fight against anti-Semitism with a "historic" event Sunday night that raised more than $1.35 million for Israeli and Jewish charities.

More than 5,000 people attended the annual Night to Honor Israel event at Hagee's church in San Antonio, Texas, in which Hagee and Levin...

‘For such a time as this’

Given recent events in the Middle East, our leaders would benefit from the wisdom shared in the book of Esther. Despite the name of God never appearing in the book, Esther’s story shows us that He will always preserve the nation of Israel, no matter how grave the danger. And vitally, it also reminds us that God calls ordinary people to help in...

Pompeo assures Christian Zionists that Israel allows conversions to Christianity

Weeks after US State Department report highlights difficulties faced by Christians, secretary of state says Jerusalem ‘doesn’t force Jewish beliefs on others’

JTA — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a point of reminding a conference of Christian Zionists that Israel permits conversions to Christianity, just weeks after his department...

Pompeo Focuses On Religious Liberty in CUFI Speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focused on religious liberty during his July 8 speech at the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, D.C., contrasting Israel’s religious freedom to Iran’s intolerance.

Pompeo began the speech by arguing that “Christians in America are among Israel’s greatest friends,” saying that Christian support for a...

Pompeo to Iran After Nuclear Deal Violation: ‘We Are Not Done’

Iranian officials announced on Monday that the Islamic regime continues to violate the terms in the nuclear deal brokered during the Obama era, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shot back at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington, DC.
“We’ve implemented the strongest pressure campaign in history against the Iranian regime,...