Across from the campus of University of Illinois, both the Jewish and Christian communities gathered to hear biblical reasons for standing with Israel and the Jewish people. In addition, a middle east briefing was given. The event was hosted by Great News Radio; their listenership touts strong supporter of Israel. They seek to raise awareness in the community about the importance of standing with Israel and the Jewish people. Many who were present joined CUFI. Two more events in the area have been scheduled for later this year.