CUFI in the News

Peter Beinart Is Wrong to Reject Zionism

Monday, July 13, 2020

Since its January debut, one unintended consequence of President Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East is that it has forced Israel’s detractors to shed their veneer of support for Israeli and Palestinian self-determination. The Trump proposal is realistic, ensures Israel has defensible borders and offers the Palestinians a chance to determine their own … Read More

Pastor John Hagee: Gulf States Should Offer Israel Normalized Ties

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Gulf states should offer to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel rather than threatening to cut burgeoning ties out of anger over Israeli annexation plans and the US peace initiative, Pastor John Hagee told The Jerusalem Post. “The Gulf states, who are claiming that Israeli ‘annexation’ would lead to an end to their not-so-secret relations … Read More

CUFI: Trump Plan Gives Israelis and Palestinians Opportunity to ‘Build a Real Future’

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is calling on America’s leadership to back U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to extend sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. CUFI founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee published an op-ed in Haaretz on Sunday, urging “American to boldly stand … Read More

America, Keep Your Word

Monday, June 22, 2020

06/22/2020 Ten years ago I authored an op-ed published by Haaretz which stated unequivocally that Christians United for Israel (CUFI) “would never presume to tell Jerusalem how to conduct its foreign or domestic affairs.” That position has not and will not change. We stand with the decisions of the democratically elected government of Israel. Christian … Read More

Look to Israel as a Light Against Corona

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Israel is a light unto the nations, the world’s first responder and the startup nation. The Jewish state is known for doing more with less and exceeding beyond all reasonable expectations. It made the desert bloom, brought democracy and pluralism to the Middle East, beat back larger and better-equipped enemies, and became a global hub … Read More

Who Owns the Land of Israel

Friday, June 5, 2020

All real estate transactions go to great lengths to determine the identity of the original owner of the land to prevent a legal cloud from being over the title deed. The debate of who owns the land of Israel can be resolved in the same manner. Who was the original owner of the hotly contested … Read More

US Senate Passes Holocaust Education Act, Heads to Trump for Signature

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Never Again Education Act, which would help provide federal funding to expand Holocaust education in the US, passed the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill was first introduced to the House of Representatives by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) and Elise Sefanik (R-New York). The House passed the bill on January 27. It was introduced into the Senate … Read More

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