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Michael Oren Calls CUFI "Righteous Gentiles"

Excerpt from Arutza Sheva

Speaking at “The Night to Honor Israel” banquet Tuesday at the Christians United for Israel 6th National Summit in Washington, Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States, compared the CUFI’s accomplishments with the phenomenon of righteous gentiles such as Major-General Orde Charles Wingate, British Army officer and creator of special Jewish military units in British mandated Palestine in the 1930s and in World War II.

Ambassador Oren said that as a devoutly religious Christian, Wingate became an ardent supporter of Zionism, seeing it as his religious duty to help the Jewish community in Palestine form an independent Jewish state. 

Another comparable righteous gentile, Oren said, was the late Washington state senator, Henry “Scoop” Jackson. “As a child Senator Jackson was taught to respect Jews in the Christian home he grew up in,” he noted and credited him with sponsoring legislation aimed at freeing Jews from the former Soviet Union.

In 1974, while in the Senate, Jackson co-sponsored what has come to be known as the Jackson-Vanik amendment with Charles Vanik sponsoring it in the House. The amendment was intended to help refugees, specifically Jews, to emigrate from the former USSR. Oren recalled that Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan (Anatoly) Sharansky, currently chairman of the Jewish Agency in Israel, praised Jackson for helping free Soviet Jewry and called him a “defender of Israel; a torch bearer of faith.”

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