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.

Christians United for Israel announces new leaders

Christians United For Israel, one of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organizations, announced new leadership team on Monday as the group seeks to build on its success in strengthening Christian support for Israel in the last decade.

According to the organization, Diana Hagee and Shari Dollinger will take on the roles of co-executive directors....

Christians United For Israel Tops 4 Million Members

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) announced this week that the group had topped 4 million members, making it one of the largest pro-Israel organizations worldwide.

“We could never have predicted that when 400 Christian leaders met in 2006 to establish CUFI, we would reach 4 million members in just over 12 years, yet here we are. CUFI is more...

PRAGER: Why Christians Support Israel

In speeches to fellow Jews around America, I often point out that many American Jews are experiencing cognitive dissonance. The institution Jews most admire — the university — turns out to be the most significant source of Israel hatred in America and the rest of the West. At the same time, the people many Jews most distrust — Christians...

Trump Underscores Unequivocal Support for Israel by Moving Embassy

Early this month, I celebrated as President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the future location of our U.S. Embassy. His declaration was bold and clear, and it crystallized America's unequivocal support for Israel - our greatest ally in the Middle East. In making his declaration, the president Trump was reflecting not...

What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Following President Donald Trump's declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded "equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine."

Protests over Trump's move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent...

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...

HAGEE: ISRAEL WILL ALWAYS BE THE VICTOR

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...

DERMER: ISRAEL BACKS TAYLOR FORCE ACT DESPITE ‘FAKE NEWS’ CLAIMS

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...