There is an evil lie circulating in America and around the world — the lie that Israel is a racist, apartheid state like South Africa used to be. This apartheid myth fuels the BDS movement to boycott Israel, and we are using every available tool to destroy that myth and expose people to the diversity and freedom that characterizes Israel.
When the BDS movement puts up billboards and bus ads attacking Israel, we put up billboards and bus ads in the same places showing how Israel protects the rights of minority groups and defends us here in America.
College campuses have become ground zero in the effort to boycott and divest from Israel. So we created a a BDS Task Force which trains and equips college students to fight BDS on their campuses. Over the last year, our CUFI on Campus students helped defeat anti-Israel divestment resolutions on five college campuses.
Our Israel Collective team created a powerful short film called "No Lie Shall Prosper." This film highlights South African Christians who lived under actual apartheid and passionately debunk the myth of racism in Israel. In the words of Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, "I have been to Israel about 14 times. I have checked Israel from all corners. I have looked at what is happening in the Knesset. I have looked at what is happening in the streets, and I have concluded that what happened in South Africa under the apartheid government does not exist in Israel."
Earlier this year, we were excited to hold the first-ever Night to Honor Israel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our South African brothers and sisters have a tremendous heart for Israel. They are also valuable voices who have the unique ability to testify from personal experience that the accusations of Israel's enemies are the opposite of the truth.
CUFI also produced a feature-length movie, "Israel: Through the Looking Glass," to directly confront the lies being spread about Israel. This film uses humor and facts to show Israel's heart and humanity. If you haven't seen it, we recommend you do so and then share it with family and friends.
Everything we do, from films to bus ads to training college activists, is possible only because of your generosity. And the more you give, the more we will be able to do to defend the people and the land of Israel.
May God's blessing and abundant favor be with you during this holiday season.
Blessings to you and those you love,
Pastor John Hagee