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.

Israel advocacy groups unite to pressure Rand Paul over hold on Israel aid

 Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has drawn the ire of Israel advocacy groups for blocking a vote on legislation that codifies a decade-long Memorandum of Understanding between Israel and the US worth $38 billion, negotiated by the Obama administration in 2016 and supported across the political aisle.

In the fall, the US-Israel Security...

AIPAC Attacking Sen. Rand Paul for Blocking US Aid to Israel

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) placed a hold on the 2018 US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, which is part of the 10-year, $38 billion in military aid deal signed between Israel and the Obama White House.

A hold is a parliamentary procedure permitted by the Standing Rules of the United States Senate which allows a senator to...

Sen. Rand Paul is blocking US military aid to Israel

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel.

Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated in the...

Rand Paul’s rationale for holding back aid to Israel

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is expected to introduce an amendment in the coming days that would limit the amount of U.S. security assistance to Israel, Jewish Insider has learned.

Paul recently came under fire from AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups for placing a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which would...

Foreign Ministry honors rabbi for Jewish-Christian interfaith work

The Foreign Ministry, together with the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding, bestowed Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg with an award on Sunday for his decades of work for strengthening Jewish-Christian ties.

The award was presented to Scheinberg by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in the presence of Pastor John Hagee, head of an Evangelical...

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

 

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor a Senate bill targeting Hezbollah and Hamas for using human shields.

The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., would sanction those who use civilians to shield themselves while...

Christians United For Israel Faces Strange Problem Of Having Accomplished Its Big Goals

What do you when you’ve accomplished all of your major goals? It’s not something most organizations ever need to ponder, as they often spend decades working toward a single legislative victory in Washington. In the case of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), however, it’s no longer an idle question.

CUFI, which now boasts 4.3 million members,...

Cruz at CUFI Summit: Israel is our friend

We would be remiss today if we did not at least pause and reflect what a difference a couple of years can make. What a difference Ambassador Nikki Haley makes. What a difference Ambassador David Friedman makes. It was just November and December of 2016, the end of the previous administration, when we saw the United Nations passing Resolution 2334...

CUFI Summit Honors Haley, Slams Hamas and Palestinian Terror

In addition to showcasing a major pro-Israel constituency, Christians United for Israel (CUFI)’s 13th annual summit, which took place from July 23-24, emphasized the contrast between the current White House administration and previous ones, with Israel’s ambassador to the United States hailing the Trump administration as the best ally Israel has...

MILLER: Supporting Israel Is Women’s Work — Naturally

No country in the world is beaten up more than Israel. No democracy in the world is held to the same standards as those imposed on Israel. From the halls of the United Nations to classrooms of leftist professors and parliaments of Europe, the Jewish state is the victim of lies propagated by individuals and organizations funded to delegitimize its...

Christian Zionist conference celebrates Trump era in US-Israel relations

The Christians United for Israel organization’s Washington policy conference focused Tuesday on lobbying for a bill that would restrict Israel boycotts, among other legislative actions.

The speaking roster for the two-day conference, attended by 5,000 activists, included a video address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and live speeches by...

CUFI head to i24NEWS: ‘Trump earned political immortality with Jerusalem decree’

John Hagee, the US pastor who founded Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel grassroots organization in America, says that President Donald Trump has stepped into political immortality with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the holy city.

Hagee and some 5,000 other members...

Haley pressures Arab states to step up on Palestinian aid: ‘We are not fools’

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Tuesday challenged Arab countries who spout anti-Israel rhetoric to step up to the plate with financial support for Palestinians -- warning that while the U.S. is generous, "we are not fools."

At a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Haley noted there is “no end” to speeches from Arab states...

CUFI summit wraps up, with harsh rhetoric on Iran, Hamas and the PA, and huge support for Israel

In addition to showcasing a major pro-Israel constituency, Christians United for Israel’s 13th annual summit, which took place from July 23-24, emphasized the contrast between the current White House administration and previous ones, with Israel’s ambassador to the United States hailing U.S. President Donald Trump as the best ally Israel has ever...

Pastor John Hagee: Why Evangelicals Stand with Israel — The Principles of Christian Zionism

Evangelicals believe the Bible to be the Holy Spirit-inspired, inerrant, Word of God. The Word and will of God are synonymous, and thus Israel is the only nation created by a sovereign act of God.
In Genesis 13, God told Abraham, “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are … for all the land which you see I will give to you and your...

CUFI Names Dollinger Co-Executive Director

Longtime Atlantan Shari Dollinger was named co-executive director of Christians United for Israel on April 16.

She is sharing the leadership of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization with Diana Hagee, the wife of CUFI founder and Chairman John Hagee.

Hagee had served as the chief of staff to her husband, while Dollinger had been the...

Exclusive: Hagee Says Trump, Like Truman, Earned ‘Political Immortality’ by Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

“I told him that the moment that you do that, I believe that you will step into political immortality. Because you are having the courage to do what other presidents did not have the courage do to.”

He added that he believed the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem Monday would cement the bond between the U.S. and Israel.

“For decades...

Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Welcome Confirmation of Pompeo as New US Secretary of State

A number of Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed well-wishes to Mike Pompeo on Thursday after his appointment to serve as the next US secretary of state was confirmed by the Senate with a 57-42 vote.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris wrote in a letter to Pompeo, “As longtime admirers and supporters of the State Department’s...