CUFI In The News

Successes in Washington, CUFI’s statements on breaking Israel-related news, and bold leadership in initiatives aimed at making Israel more secure and her people safer, have led established outlets to take notice of CUFI’s efforts and cover what we say and what we do.

With hundreds of mentions in the media, and the vast majority being positive or neutral, CUFI has solidified our place in the pro-Israel community’s tapestry and in the foreign policy arena.

These are selected articles and opinion pieces authored by or featuring CUFI.

How CUFI has awakened the ‘sleeping giant’ of Christian Zionism


This year, Christians United for Israel, one of the most powerful voices for Israel in the United States, marked its 15th anniversary.

“We could never have imagined CUFI would achieve so much, so quickly. But God has blessed us because we are fulfilling our biblical mandate to stand with Israel and His Chosen people,” Pastor John...

Pro-Israel Groups Press Congress to Help End ‘Hateful Content’ in UNRWA Schools


Several pro-Israel and Jewish organizations urged US legislators to pressure the United Nations to end hateful antisemitic content found in the curriculum of schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

The letter to Congress—spearheaded by Hadassah and signed by more than a dozen leading Jewish and pro-Israel groups,...

Sen. Joe Manchin should vote against Kahl nomination


The Biden administration is currently working to push its nominees for high office through the Senate confirmation process. The majority seems to be well-qualified and will be confirmed in a bipartisan manner, though not all are deserving of holding public office.

The president recently nominated a Washington insider, Colin Kahl,...

Ahead of Colin Kahl’s confirmation, CUFI calls on Joe Manchin to oppose


WASHINGTON – Christians United for Israel (CUFI) published a full-page ad in six West Virginia newspapers this week asking state residents to urge Senator Joe Manchin to oppose the nomination of Colin Kahl to serve as undersecretary of defense for policy.

“Kahl’s hostility towards Israel is beyond unconventional,” the ad reads, in...

I Was Radicalized. Now, I’ve Dedicated My Career to Combating Anti-Semitism | Opinion


As I watch the trailer for the forthcoming documentary Never Again?, it's strange to hear myself talking about how I hated America and believed the Jews were responsible for all the evil in the world. But that was the reality of the person I was—a person I would be forced to confront during the making of this film. As I traveled to...

Jewish, pro-Israel groups welcome Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization deals


WASHINGTON—Jewish and pro-Israel groups applauded the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for signing historic agreements at the White House on Tuesday to normalize relations with Israel, the first Persian Gulf nations to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called the ceremony “a...

Not silent and not still


This week’s Torah portion is Deuteronomy 29:20-30:9, which calls upon Israel to be faithful to the covenant in the land God has given them. God promises that even if Israel is scattered among the nations and the land lies desolate, He will restore Israel from captivity, gathering the Jewish people even from the ends of the earth back...

Documentary ‘Never Again?’ Explores an Unlikely Friendship


Ninety-one-year old Holocaust survivor Irving Roth and 36-year-old former radical Islamist Kasim Hafeez are now close friends. After Hafeez noticed the concentration camp number on Roth’s forearm, he had it imprinted on his own arm as a sign of solidarity.

The story of the two men, told against a background of historical and...

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.


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.

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...