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.

Largest pro-Israel group membership swells to 5 million thanks to Evangelicals

Pastor John Hagee says he believes that the peace process was accelerated by the decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States just got even bigger.

Christians United for Israel, led by Pastor John Hagee, now boasts 5 million members strong.

“CUFI's growth is a direct...

United for Israel; How John Hagee and an Orthodox Rabbi Forged a Decades-Long Friendship

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel enjoys a lot of support in the United States. The largest group, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), has grown to more than 4 million members. And it all began with a simple friendship that got its start nearly 40 years ago.

Each year, CUFI brings its members to Washington, DC. Pastor John Hagee formed the...

Ravens DT Wears Cleats Honoring Israel Collective During Game Against Buccaneers

December 17, 2018 SAN ANTONIO - On Sunday, starting Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle Michael Pierce wore cleats honoring Israel as part of the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats program, during his team's matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pierce, who traveled to Israel in March with the IC, an initiative of Christians United for Israel (CUFI),...

5-Million-Strong Christian Group Rebukes Rand Paul for Blocking Pro-Israel Bills

A pro-Israel Christian non-profit has galvanized its 5 million members to pressure Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to drop his hold on two Israel bills. Perplexingly, Paul blocked a bill to fund Israel's military and another bill to permit state and local governments to penalize entities that promote boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against...

CUFI’s Hagee on Rand Paul, Trump’s Peace Plan

JI INTERVIEW — Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christian United for Israel, discussed his group’s efforts to pressure Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to remove a holdon the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 in an interview with Jewish Insider’s Jacob Kornbluh. Hagee was in Washington, DC over the weekend to attend the White House...

Congress passes bill targeting use of human shields by Israel’s enemies

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation targeting individuals responsible for Hamas and Hezbollah’s use of human shields as a war tactic in battles with Israel.The passage follows approval of the bill in the Senate. The legislation, titled the Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, will now...

Lobbyists push for Israel anti-boycott law in end-of-year spending bill

WASHINGTON – At the end of each year, lawmakers jockey to attach their long-stalled bills onto annual spending legislation that must pass for the government to function. And this season is no exception.With only ten days left in session, Congress is debating whether to link funding for US President Donald Trump’s push for the border wall,...

Pro-Israel Christian group tops 5 million members

Christians United for Israel continued its streak as the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, passing 5 million members.

“CUFI’s growth is a direct result of the widespread support Israel enjoys among the tens of millions of evangelicals in America,” said its founder and chairman, Pastor John Hagee. “With God’s blessing, and the...

EXCLUSIVE – Pastor John Hagee Urges Rand Paul to Remove Hold from Israel Aid Bill

Pastor John Hagee, founder and national director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), urged Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to remove his hold from critical legislation that would allow the U.S. to continue providing military assistance to Israel.
“We are confident we will find a way to get this passed,” Hagee stated. “It’s absolutely a must. We will...

Sen. Paul must release his hold on Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act

Kentucky suddenly finds itself in the midst of conversations between world leaders and elected officials concerned with intelligence sharing, the safety of our men and women in uniform, the rise of terror in the Middle East and the declining security situation throughout the region. That’s because Kentucky is presenting two opposing views to the...

NFL player honors Israel on his cleats after ‘life-changing’ trip

One player in the National Football League was so moved by a trip to Israel in March, that he dedicated his cleats to Israel and the group that brought him there.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce chose “Israel Collective” to be featured on his blue-and-white cleats for the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign.
“Israel Collective...

Pastor Hagee: You can’t be a Christian and an anti-Semite

Pastor John Hagee, the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, said during a panel at the 2018 Israeli-American Council conference that being anti-Semitic is incompatible with Christianity.

The panel, which featured Maccabee Task Force Executive Director David Brog, Christians United for Israel Action Fund Founding...

Ravens nose tackle to sport Israeli flag on gridiron Sunday

As a defensive lineman for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, Michael Pierce has no love for quarterbacks. But the non-Jewish 340-pound athlete from Alabama does have a soft spot for Israel.

Pierce selected the Israel Collective, a millennial arm of the Christians United for Israel organization, as his cause for the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats”...

Rand Paul under fire for blocking Israel bills

Sen. Rand Paul is infuriating Republicans and Democrats alike by blocking a pair of Israel-related bills, including one authorizing tens of billions of dollars in military aid for the country.

Some advocacy groups are so mad at Paul they’re running ads against the Kentucky Republican, who insists that his long-term goal is actually to help...

NFL player to promote US-Israeli relations in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ campaign

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce announced Wednesday that he'll be promoting fellowship between American Christians and the people of Israel when he hits the field this Sunday, as part of the NFL's third annual "My Cause My Cleats" initiative.

"My Cause My Cleats" is an opportunity for NFL players to sport customized footwear...

NFL player pays tribute to Israel with his cleats

Baltimore Ravens player Michael Pierce was deeply affected by his trip to Israel earlier this year. So much so, that he’s chosen to honor the country – and the organization Israel Collective – in the upcoming “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign ran by the NFL.
As part of  the campaign, more than 800 NFL players will don cleats on the field this week...

Senator Rand Paul puts hold on $38 billion US-Israel military aid legislation

Pro-Israel groups have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in an advertising campaign against Republic Senator Rand Paul this week over his attempts to block US security aid to Israel.

Paul says he opposes the open-ended US aid to Israel, citing the need for the existing legislation to be amended before the final version is approved by the...

GOP Congress pushing vote on Israel bills by year’s end

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are expected to act on several Israel-related bills before the new year, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives.

The lower chamber will vote in the next two weeks on legislation, which will pressure Hamas against the use of “human shields” in its conflicts with Israel, and direct the...