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Pastor Hagee Statement On President Trump’s Speech At U.N. General Assembly Meeting

September 25, 2018 – Following President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting today, Pastor John Hagee, founder and Chairman of Christians United for Israel, the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, issued the following statement:

“Since day one in the White House, President Trump has taken bold actions to defend the people of Israel and advance policies that will ultimately advance peace in the region.”

“Notably, he has shown great strength by withdrawing from the terrible Iran Deal and imposing sanctions to combat Iran’s oppressive regime. This, in addition to the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem, among many other crucial decisions, have blessed and improved both our nations.”

“During his speech today, the President urged us to ‘choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat.’ We are all grateful for the President’s commitment to continuing to seek peace in Israel, in the Middle East and around the world.”

Tomorrow, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu are expected to meet at 9:15 AM EST to discuss a number of issues, including the U.S.-Israeli relationship and tensions in the Middle East. In advance of the meeting, Pastor Hagee added:

“I’ve known Prime Minister Netanyahu for decades and it is my privilege to work every day to strengthen the US-Israel relationship, and represent the millions of Americans who are a part of CUFI in working with and supporting President Trump’s efforts in the Middle East. Together, we are advancing pro-Israel policies that will make a meaningful difference.”

“The meeting tomorrow is a strong signal to leaders around the world that the sacred bond between the United States and Israel has never been stronger and we will continue to stand together.”

“Looking ahead, we still have much work to do in order to bring stability to the Middle East and continue to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. And I’m confident that with President Trump’s leadership, we will continue to deliver.”

With more than 4.3 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 message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.