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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 existence.

Long besieged by legions of haters, the tiny democracy in the bad neighborhood also has a powerful contingent of devoted, vocal and tireless advocates. On the frontlines defending Israel and calling out the anti-Semites are organizations led by women.

On the world stage, Israel has no better advocate than U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, representing the U.S. in the most anti-Israel international body in the world. Despite the heinous crimes against humanity committed by North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and countless other theocracies and dictatorships, Israel is singled out for condemnation. But Nikki Haley, unlike her most recent predecessors, publicly calls out the U.N. for its anti-Israel bias and hypocrisy, putting the world on notice that no country acts with more “restraint” when under attack than Israel.

Christian support for the Jewish state is indispensable. The largest pro-Israel organization in the world is the 4.3 million-member Christians United for Israel.

Founded and spiritually driven by Pastor John Hagee, CUFI’s daily operations are headed by Co-Executive Directors Diana Hagee and Shari Dollinger. In an exclusive interview, Diana Hagee, the pastor’s wife, told the Haym Salomon Center that when the pastor appointed them to the position, she questioned the decision. “Is this combination the right way to go?” she wondered. Hagee reminded her about the strength of his mother who at the age of nine had to “take charge of the household” and help raise her six siblings.