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CUFI Welcomes Senate Passage of NDAA

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed today’s vote in the U.S. Senate advancing the FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains several crucial elements supportive of the U.S.-Israel relationship and important to Israel’s ability to defend herself.

“In the wake of the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks, it is a moral requirement and strategic imperative that American defense policy enhances deterrence against Israel’s enemies and reemphasizes unshakeable bipartisan support for Israel’s security. Our leaders must be clear to the world, in word and deed, that there is no greater friend, and no more dangerous enemy, than the United States. Passing this legislation is an important step forward towards reattaining that reputation,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

CUFI supported several pro-Israel provisions in the NDAA, including but not limited to:

  • authorizing U.S. support of Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System (Sec. 1665)
  • extending U.S.-Israel anti-tunnel cooperation (Sec. 1252);
  • increasing authorizations for U.S.-Israel cooperation to counter drones (Sec. 1253);
  • modifying authorization of U.S.-Israel cooperation on directed energies (Sec. 1254);
  • ensuring the Israel-based war reserves stockpile is properly equipped to handle a variety of threats through 2027 (Sec. 1255);
  • requiring a report from the Department of Defense examining whether any products sold at commissaries were produced by companies engaged in a boycott of Israel (Sec. 1258); and
  • establishing an integrated Middle East maritime capability with U.S. partners in the region, including Israel (Sec. 1261).

“Congress dropped the ball on the emergency supplemental to Israel, but we have confidence that with strong leadership, that legislation will advance. We are deeply grateful to Chairman Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member Wicker (R-MS), Chairman Rogers (R-AL), and Ranking Member Smith (D-WA), for displaying the leadership necessary to move vital, bipartisan legislation, like the NDAA,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.

The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.