CUFI in the News

Why Trump’s Promise to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem is so Controversial

Thursday, June 1, 2017

President Donald Trump signed a waiver Thursday to delay the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Like presidents before him, Trump expressed his support for Israel during his presidential campaign and said the embassy should be moved to “the eternal capital for the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” But Trump still … Read More

Trump Risks Ire of Millions of Pro-Israel Voters by Keeping Embassy in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pastor John Hagee: ‘Trump’s promise was of critical importance to millions of Christian Zionists’ who voted for him. ‘They will be watching closely’ WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will be risking the ire of millions of his pro-Israel supporters — among them Orthodox Jews and Evangelical Christians — as well as that of Republican … Read More

Holocaust Survivor Speaks in Montgomery: Don’t Let History Repeat Itself

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL (WSFA) – A man who survived one of the darkest periods in history was in Montgomery Tuesday evening with a powerful message at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The survivor spoke on the importance of standing with Israel and the Jewish community, the same community that stood with King just … Read More

Pence to Speak at Christian Pro-Israel Group’s Annual Summit

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

(JTA) – Vice President Mike Pence will address the annual summit of Christians United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel group in the country. Pence will speak at CUFI’s conference in Washington, D.C., which is taking place on July 17-18, the group announced Tuesday. Pastor John Hagee, who founded CUFI in 2006, praised the Trump administration … Read More

Local Pastors Visit Israel, See Sacred Sites

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Christian leader of pro-Israel movement speaking locally this weekend Four local pastors have been to Israel, seeing the sacred sites from The Bible. The trip has given them a deeper context for their sermons, and also made them passionate advocates for preserving the Jewish homeland. “It really brought things to life,” said Russ Peters, pastor … Read More

Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep his Promise on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

By Sean Savage/ Ahead of President Donald Trump’s Israel visit, top Christian Zionist organizations and leaders are calling on the president to fulfill his election campaign promise to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite reports that Trump is unlikely to make the move in the near future. Pastor John Hagee, founder … Read More

Trump’s Truman Moment

Monday, May 15, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: In 1948, when President Truman recognized the newly independent state of Israel, he did so in the face of fierce opposition from his advisers. Secretary of State George C. Marshall — whom the president regarded as “the greatest living American” — adamantly opposed the decision. Despite the controversy, it is now a source of … Read More

Montclair State Student Government Votes No On BDS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Students at MSU celebrate Israel and defeat of resolution Montclair State University (MSU) defeated a Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) resolution on April 26. The Student Government Association rejected the resolution 11 to 1 with six abstentions, according to StandWithUs, an Israel advocacy organization. Hillel students dispute that number, saying it could be as high … Read More