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The Campaign Promise Trump Chose to Keep

December 6, 2017

There is now a billboard on the streets of Jerusalem reading: "God Bless Trump, From JerUSAlem to Washington DC."

That sign took on great significance on Wednesday because -- as he promised he would -- President Donald Trump has taken the bold step of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, beginning the process of...

House Passed Bill That Aims to End Palestinian Payments to Martyr Families

December 5, 2017

A bill that would pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop financially rewarding acts of terror against Israelis and Americans easily passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.

The Taylor Force Act would restrict U.S. aid until the Palestinians end their multi-million dollar program to monetarily reward terrorism. The...

BDS opponent receives Jewish support for top civil rights post, as pro-Palestinian groups protest

November 30, 2017
Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are rallying around Kenneth L. Marcus, the nominee for assistant secretary of education for civil rights, as pro-Palestinian groups denounce him for opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) movement.
Marcus, an attorney, served in the Department of Education’s civil...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at UF About Time in Auschwitz

November 30, 2017
Irving Roth said he didn’t understand why he was at Auschwitz.
“Why was I there? What crime did I commit?” the Holocaust survivor said as the audience sat in silence.
About 500 students came out to hear Roth speak at the Reitz Union Auditorium on Wednesday night. About 350 students were able to watch Roth speak in the auditorium,...

House Judiciary Committee Hearing On Campus Anti-Semitism Includes Fireworks And Possible Deception

A panel of Jewish community leaders, academics and activists testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on rising anti-Semitism on college campuses. Lawmakers also heard varying perspectives on the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” currently under consideration by the committee.

Anti-Semitism on college campuses has drastically increased...

Mike Pence and Trent Franks Lead Thousands of Christians at CUFI’s Pro-Israel Event

While the Jewish community in some quarters has lately been divided on Israel issues, some 5,000 evangelical Christians will gather in Washington, DC July 17-18 as a granite-like block of support to defend the Jewish State. They will be attending the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) policy conference held each year. Boasting more than 3 million...


At CUFI summit, soldier says Jewish state wants peace, but ‘we must remain strong’.
For almost 70 years, the State of Israel has seen its enemies attempt numerous wars and many different methods of attack. But for all that they try, they will never have the advantage, Pastor John Hagee said.

“Israel’s enemies may continue to adapt but they will...

Pence reiterates pledge to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida on June 16, 2017.

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Monday evening forcefully reiterated the Trump administration's promise to eventually move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
"I promise you that the day will come when President Donald...

Pence pledges to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Pence says Trump remains committed to Israel's security and and to securing a peace deal with Palestinians

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged on Monday to keep President Donald Trump's promise to relocate the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported.

Addressing a crowd of American Christian supporters of...


Israel's ambassador to the US blamed 'fake news' for reports that Israeli defense leaders were concerned act would undermine PA security forces.

"The purveyors of fake news don't quit," Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the US, said on Monday night at the Christians United for Israel summit in Washington.

The Israeli envoy hit hard against...

American Embassy Will Be Moved to Jerusalem, Vice President Pence Says

Vice President Mike Pence assures persecuted Christians, 'We're with you. We stand with you.'
Vice President Mike Pence has stated that President Donald Trump will eventually move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a symbolic gesture meant to convey that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.

Speaking at the Christians United For...

Netanyahu: Evangelical Christians are Israel’s best friends

In address to CUFI, PM makes no mention of Trump but takes a dig at White House decision to leave US embassy in Tel Aviv
WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Christian evangelical audience in Washington on Monday that they were Israel’s best friends in the world, in an address notable for the pointed absence of any reference to US...

Pence: ‘Day Will Come’ When Trump Delivers on Promise to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence promised that “the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” in a speech he made to Christians United for Israel Monday evening.

“To the men and women of Christians United for Israel, this president hears you. This president stands with you,” Pence said. “And I...

Pence: Trump will move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

July 17, 2017 9:21 PM EDT - Vice President Pence spoke at a Christians United for Israel event on July 17. (The Washington Post)

What Happens When Jews And Christians Throw An Israel Celebration Party

As a Jew, it was an incredibly uplifting experience to be in a convention hall brimming with positive spiritual energy and support.
The Bible is filled with stories of miracles. But if there’s one major takeaway from the 2017 Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit, it’s that miracles still happen in our time, and it’s our job to notice and...

Nevada Governor Signs Anti-BDS Law

The BDS movement discriminates against businesses that associate with Israel or for being of Israeli heritage.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on Friday making Nevada the 20th US state to have passed a law against the anti-Israel boycott movement.
Christians United for Israel, which has more than 3 million members, wrote: “CUFI...

Why Trump’s Promise to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem is so Controversial

President Donald Trump signed a waiver Thursday to delay the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Like presidents before him, Trump expressed his support for Israel during his presidential campaign and said the embassy should be moved to “the eternal capital for the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”
But Trump still signed...

Trump Risks Ire of Millions of Pro-Israel Voters by Keeping Embassy in Tel Aviv

Pastor John Hagee: 'Trump's promise was of critical importance to millions of Christian Zionists' who voted for him. 'They will be watching closely'
WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will be risking the ire of millions of his pro-Israel supporters — among them Orthodox Jews and Evangelical Christians — as well as that of Republican mega-donor...