CUFI in the News

Who was Qassim Soleimani?

Friday, January 17, 2020

In the chaos of the civil war in Syria and the upheaval in Iraq, one figure was an omnipresent force. Images of him inspecting battlefields or surrounded by young fighters listening attentively to his orders have peppered social media, garnering fawning praise from his legion of fans. But this man was neither Iraqi nor Syrian; … Read More

Evangelical group rejects ICC probe of Israel: simply absurd

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christian United for Israel (CUFI), released a statement on Monday, calling the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to launch an investigation of Israel “absurd.” “The Court is preparing to launch an investigation at the behest of a state that does not exist, into a state over which they have … Read More

Jewish, Israel-related groups react to US announcement on settlements

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

(November 18, 2019 / JNS) Several Jewish and Israel-related groups quickly reacted to the major announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it would no longer view Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law. “We applaud the administration’s decision to rescind the assertion that Israeli settlements are illegal under … Read More

CUFI Welcomes Revocation of Hansell Memorandum

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

November 18, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Monday, Pastor John Hagee, the founder and Chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), expressed support for the Trump administration’s revocation of the Hansell Memorandum: “I want to express my profound appreciation to President Donald Trump for his bold and courageous support of Israel and the Jewish people. Thank … Read More

Pitching In For Israel With Hispanics

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mariano Rivera, the Yankees Hall of Fame relief pitcher, is looking for one more save: an Israel under assault from too many directions to count. Last Sunday, Rivera, a thoroughly unapologetic Christian Zionist, opened up his predominantly Spanish-speaking New Rochelle church for a morning session presented by Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Pastor John Hagee’s … Read More

‘For such a time as this’

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

      Given recent events in the Middle East, our leaders would benefit from the wisdom shared in the book of Esther. Despite the name of God never appearing in the book, Esther’s story shows us that He will always preserve the nation of Israel, no matter how grave the danger. And vitally, it … Read More

Pompeo assures Christian Zionists that Israel allows conversions to Christianity

Friday, July 12, 2019

Weeks after US State Department report highlights difficulties faced by Christians, secretary of state says Jerusalem ‘doesn’t force Jewish beliefs on others’ JTA — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a point of reminding a conference of Christian Zionists that Israel permits conversions to Christianity, just weeks after his department reported on the difficulties … Read More

Pompeo Focuses On Religious Liberty in CUFI Speech

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focused on religious liberty during his July 8 speech at the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, D.C., contrasting Israel’s religious freedom to Iran’s intolerance. Pompeo began the speech by arguing that “Christians in America are among Israel’s greatest friends,” saying that Christian support for a Jewish state “runs … Read More