Christians United for Israel

Dear friend,


This past month was another month of heartbreak for Israel and those who love her.  On June 30th, a Palestinian terrorist murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bed as she lay sleeping.


The very next day, terrorists fired on a car driven by Rabbi Michael Mark. While his wife two of his children survived this attack, Rabbi Mark did not. This father of ten children was laid to rest the very next morning. 


We'd like to tell you that these murders were greeted with revulsion and renewed commitment to Israel here at home.  But they were largely ignored. To the extent people talk about Israel these days, it is often to criticize her self defense, not to mourn her victims. 


CUFI has many goals and aspirations. We're very proud of the work we do in Washington. And we think our campus program is critical to the future of the US-Israel relationship. But sometimes the most important role we play is the more simple, human role of serving as a witness. When innocent Israelis are murdered, we will not ignore them.  We will say their names.  We will honor their legacies. And we will do everything in our power to prevent others from suffering their fate. 


One way we play this role is by telling the story of Israel, her triumphs and her victims in churches and communities across the country. 


In the last month, CUFI held close to 30 such events.


In Minnesota, for example, we partnered with Ebenezer Community Church and the Liberia Ministers Association for our third-annual Africa Night to Honor Israel. This event and others like it are helping us build a new and critical base of support for Israel among immigrants from Africa and their families.  

 

That same week, our Western Regional Director, Randy Neal, spoke at the first CUFI presentation to the Gila River Indian Community in Laveen, Arizona.


At the end of the spring semester, CUFI on Campus students co-sponsored a Happy Birthday Israel celebration with the Asian Student Association at Montclair State University.


These events highlight the growing diversity and outreach of Christians United for Israel, which celebrates a biblical love for Israel that crosses all ethnic and cultural boundaries.

CUFI also held our second annual Eastern Regional Stand With Israel Forum in Atlanta. We brought together hundreds of dedicated pro-Israel supporters and leaders to share valuable insights into the history, challenges, and future of the pro-Israel movement.


 

Those who attended heard the amazing story of Kasim Hafeez, who was raised to hate Israel and is now a passionate Zionist. Pastor Dumisani Washington, Erick Stakelbeck, and Pastor Victor Styrsky captivated the audience with their deep personal love for Israel and insight into the most urgent issues facing Israel today.

The forum was just a taste of what we have in store for all our members when you come to the annual Washington DC Summit on July 18th and 19th. We hope to see you there!

CUFI is making a difference.  We are sharing the truth about Israel. We are serving as a witness for Israel.  We will not be silent in the face of Israel's tragedies.  With your help, we are speaking out like never before. We are grateful for the doors God has opened forus, and where He is leading CUFI.

Thank you for all you have done to support CUFI.  As always, we deeply appreciate your prayers for CUFI and for Israel.

 


May God Bless You and Those that You Love,

Pastor John Hagee - National Chairman CUFI, David Brog - Director CUFI

Please help us do more for Zion's sake

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The Israel Pledge

We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.

We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.

We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.

   
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