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.

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,...


Jerusalem Post Israel News
"President Trump promised that Israel would have the resources and tools to defend itself by itself," he continued.
BY OMRI NAHMIAS JULY 8, 2019 19:42
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VP Pence: 'Iran should not confuse U.S. restraint with lack of resolve'


WASHINGTON – The annual conference of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) was concluded on Wednesday with an off-the-record briefing by senior administration officials such as Jared Kushner and Victoria Coats of the National Security Council, to the organization’s board members.

It was yet another example of the close friendship between the...

US Ratchets Pressure on Iran: It’s Time to Stop Funding ‘Murderous Hatred Against Israel’

WASHINGTON – Iran is threatening more violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, announcing Monday that it will take "steadfast" measures to expand its nuclear program. Meanwhile, the White House and the world are responding to news that Iran is enriching uranium beyond acceptable levels.

President Donald Trump first warned Iran that it had "better be...

Interview: Yankees legend Mariano Rivera explains why he’s a strong supporter of Israel

New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21 as the first player to be unanimously selected. But this week, the five-time World Series winner was in Washington to make the pitch for Israel.

Rivera was on hand to appear at the annual Christians United For Israel summit, a gathering of the...

Largest pro-Israel group grows to 7M members, lauded by Netanyahu, Trump administration

The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States is flooding the nation's capital in support of the Jewish State.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) announced at its annual gathering in Washington, D.C. to more than 5,000 summit attendees that it is now seven million members strong. Attendees heard from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

At annual CUFI conference, Pence warns Iran, rebukes border-security language

“We must never allow the memory of those lost in the Holocaust to be cheapened as a cliché to advance some left-wing political narrative,” said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

(July 8, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned Iran that the United States is prepared to defend itself, in addition to criticizing Rep. Alexandria...