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Overview of the 2009 CUFI Summit

Overview of the 2008 CUFI Summit

Pictures of the 2008 CUFI Summit

Videos of the 2007 Washington Summit

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Overview of the 2009 CUFI Summit
The fourth annual CUFI Washington, DC summit was a powerful and moving event. 
 
In the middle of this terrible economic downturn, more people than ever before made the trip to Washington to stand with Israel at a critical juncture.  They not only came, but they brought with them their unwavering support and uplifting energy.  When well over 4,000 enthusiastic CUFI members gathered in the Washington DC Convention Center for our National Night to Honor Israel -- with millions more watching the live television broadcast -- we sent a strong pro-Israel message to our leaders down the street and to our fellow citizens across the nation.  When these same delegates went up to Capitol Hill the following day, they made concrete progress towards building support for urgent legislation sanctioning Iran (see below).    
 
The fact is that those who support Israel have felt besieged in recent months.  It seems that Israel is being singled out for criticism and pressure.  Israel's repeated risks for peace are forgotten.  Consistent Palestinian refusals to accept a two-state solution and curb terror are ignored.  Meanwhile the greatest threat to the Middle East and beyond -- Iran's daily progress towards nuclear weapons -- has been relegated to a back burner.  
 
Our conference helped to send a strong message to our leaders in Washington and our friends in Israel that American Christians continue to stand solidly behind Israel.  We reiterated Israel's long history of compromises and risks for peace.  We restated the record of Palestinian obstruction and terror.  We refocused attention on the true threats to peace in the Middle East: Palestinian rejectionism and Iranian aggression.  
 
As we stood proudly with Israel, we were joined by some of the most important leaders in Washington and Israel.  Senator Joseph Lieberman, Congressman Eric Cantor and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley came to speak to us.  Israel's new Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, and Israel's Consul General in New York, Assaf Shariv, also shared with us.  Nationally syndicated radio hosts Dennis Prager and Michael Medved made passionate keynote speeches.  And Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joined us live via Satellite.  We united Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Israelis, Jews and Gentiles in support of Israel.  It was powerful.  And it was hopeful.  
 
Perhaps most importantly, our Capitol Hill visits have already produced concrete results.  When our members met with their Congressmen on Wednesday, they urged them to co-sponsor two urgent pieces of legislation which would ratchet up the economic pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.  The first of these bills -- the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act -- has received 22 new co-sponsors since our visit.  The second bill -- The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act -- has gained 18 new co-sponsors since our visit.  These results should encourage us to further activism until these bills become law.  There is simply no excuse for not using all peaceful means at our disposal to ensure that Iran does not become a nuclear power.  
 
To all the CUFI members who made the trip, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your sacrificial visit made a difference.  Your voice was heard.  Your comfort was received.  And for all those unable to join us this year, I pray that circumstances permit you to join us next year.  In the meantime, watch your e-mail boxes.  Our work has only just begun.   

Please click here to read press coverage of the Summit.

Overivew of the Third Annual CUFI Summit

Christians United for Israel’s Third Annual Washington Summit was the largest and most exciting CUFI Summit to date. 

Christians from all fifty states and around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. for the sole purpose of supporting the State of Israel.  In these difficult economic times over 4,000 people made difficult sacrifices to come to Washington to bless Israel.

Christians United for Israel’s 2008 Washington-Israel Summit featured addresses from Pastor John Hagee, Dennis Prager, Congressman Elliot Engel (D-NY), William Kristol, Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), Gary Bauer, Senator Rick Santorum , Daniel Pipes, Frank Gaffney, Clifford May, and many more experts on Israel and the Middle East.  Randy Travis performed a special concert and sang at the National Anthem at the Night to Honor Israel.

During CUFI’s Night to Honor Israel, the Washington, D.C. Convention Center was packed with attendees waving American and Israeli flags in support of CUFI, the United States and the State of Israel.  Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, Pastor John Hagee and Senator Joseph Lieberman were the keynote speakers.
Senator Lieberman opened his speech by saying "I am your brother Joseph."    He went on to say  “You have come to Washington as Americans of faith with a purpose. You are Christians, united for Israel. And may God bless you for, and in, your work.”

At a time when the threats to Israel are increasing, we traveled to Washington to remind our nation and that world that Israel does not and will not stand alone.  The message was issued loudly and clearly.  We know it will make a difference. 

We'll be going back to Washington next year for our Fourth Annual Washington Israel Summit July 20 to 23, 2009.   We hope you'll join us then. 

Pictures of the Third Annual CUFI Summit 

Click here to view pictures from the 2008 Summit.

 

Overview of the Fourth Annual CUFI Summit
The fourth annual CUFI Washington, DC summit was a powerful and moving event.
 
In the middle of this terrible economic downturn, more people than ever before made the trip to Washington to stand with Israel at a critical juncture.  They not only came, but they brought with them their unwavering support and uplifting energy.  When well over 4,000 enthusiastic CUFI members gathered in the Washington DC Convention Center for our National Night to Honor Israel -- with millions more watching the live television broadcast -- we sent a strong pro-Israel message to our leaders down the street and to our fellow citizens across the nation.  When these same delegates went up to Capitol Hill the following day, they made concrete progress towards building support for urgent legislation sanctioning Iran (see below).   
 
The fact is that those who support Israel have felt besieged in recent months.  It seems that Israel is being singled out for criticism and pressure.  Israel's repeated risks for peace are forgotten.  Consistent Palestinian refusals to accept a two-state solution and curb terror are ignored.  Meanwhile the greatest threat to the Middle East and beyond -- Iran's daily progress towards nuclear weapons -- has been relegated to a back burner.  
 
Our conference helped to send a strong message to our leaders in Washington and our friends in Israel that American Christians continue to stand solidly behind Israel.  We reiterated Israel's long history of compromises and risks for peace.  We restated the record of Palestinian obstruction and terror.  We refocused attention on the true threats to peace in the Middle East: Palestinian rejectionism and Iranian aggression. 
 
As we stood proudly with Israel, we were joined by some of the most important leaders in Washington and Israel.  Senator Joseph Lieberman, Congressman Eric Cantor and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley came to speak to us.  Israel's new Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, and Israel's Consul General in New York, Assaf Shariv, also shared with us.  Nationally syndicated radio hosts Dennis Prager and Michael Medved made passionate keynote speeches.  And Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joined us live via Satellite.  We united Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Israelis, Jews and Gentiles in support of Israel.  It was powerful.  And it was hopeful.
 
 
Perhaps most importantly, our Capitol Hill visits have already produced concrete results.  When our members met with their Congressmen on Wednesday, they urged them to co-sponsor two urgent pieces of legislation which would ratchet up the economic pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.  The first of these bills -- the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act -- has received 22 new co-sponsors since our visit.  The second bill -- The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act -- has gained 18 new co-sponsors since our visit.  These results should encourage us to further activism until these bills become law.  There is simply no excuse for not using all peaceful means at our disposal to ensure that Iran does not become a nuclear power. 
 
To all the CUFI members who made the trip, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your sacrificial visit made a difference.  Your voice was heard.  Your comfort was received.  And for all those unable to join us this year, I pray that circumstances permit you to join us next year.  In the meantime, watch your e-mail boxes.  Our work has only just begun.   

Please click here to read press coverage of the Summit.

  

 

 

Overview of the Fourth Annual CUFI Summit
The fourth annual CUFI Washington, DC summit was a powerful and moving event. 
 
In the middle of this terrible economic downturn, more people than ever before made the trip to Washington to stand with Israel at a critical juncture.  They not only came, but they brought with them their unwavering support and uplifting energy.  When well over 4,000 enthusiastic CUFI members gathered in the Washington DC Convention Center for our National Night to Honor Israel -- with millions more watching the live television broadcast -- we sent a strong pro-Israel message to our leaders down the street and to our fellow citizens across the nation.  When these same delegates went up to Capitol Hill the following day, they made concrete progress towards building support for urgent legislation sanctioning Iran (see below).    
 
The fact is that those who support Israel have felt besieged in recent months.  It seems that Israel is being singled out for criticism and pressure.  Israel's repeated risks for peace are forgotten.  Consistent Palestinian refusals to accept a two-state solution and curb terror are ignored.  Meanwhile the greatest threat to the Middle East and beyond -- Iran's daily progress towards nuclear weapons -- has been relegated to a back burner.  
 
Our conference helped to send a strong message to our leaders in Washington and our friends in Israel that American Christians continue to stand solidly behind Israel.  We reiterated Israel's long history of compromises and risks for peace.  We restated the record of Palestinian obstruction and terror.  We refocused attention on the true threats to peace in the Middle East: Palestinian rejectionism and Iranian aggression.  
 
As we stood proudly with Israel, we were joined by some of the most important leaders in Washington and Israel.  Senator Joseph Lieberman, Congressman Eric Cantor and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley came to speak to us.  Israel's new Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, and Israel's Consul General in New York, Assaf Shariv, also shared with us.  Nationally syndicated radio hosts Dennis Prager and Michael Medved made passionate keynote speeches.  And Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joined us live via Satellite.  We united Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Israelis, Jews and Gentiles in support of Israel.  It was powerful.  And it was hopeful.  
 
Perhaps most importantly, our Capitol Hill visits have already produced concrete results.  When our members met with their Congressmen on Wednesday, they urged them to co-sponsor two urgent pieces of legislation which would ratchet up the economic pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.  The first of these bills -- the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act -- has received 22 new co-sponsors since our visit.  The second bill -- The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act -- has gained 18 new co-sponsors since our visit.  These results should encourage us to further activism until these bills become law.  There is simply no excuse for not using all peaceful means at our disposal to ensure that Iran does not become a nuclear power.  
 
To all the CUFI members who made the trip, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your sacrificial visit made a difference.  Your voice was heard.  Your comfort was received.  And for all those unable to join us this year, I pray that circumstances permit you to join us next year.  In the meantime, watch your e-mail boxes.  Our work has only just begun.   

 

Please click here to read press coverage of the Summit.



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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