July 10, 2018
WASHINGTON – Last week, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, distributed a national action alert asking the group’s members to contact Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and express their opposition to his effort to end US security assistance to Israel over the next ten years. The alert generated 80,000 responses in just one week.
In a video coinciding with the alert’s distribution, released by CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee, he noted, “While I respect any elected official who wants to ensure American taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely, Sen. Paul is doing the opposite… Supporting Israel in this way is both the right thing to do, and in the national security interests of the United States.”
Paul recently held up the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee so that he could offer an amendment to the bill that decreases American aid to Israel by ten percent each year for the next decade, at which point the US would no longer provide Israel with any security assistance.
Echoing the action alert’s core contentions, CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandy Parker said, “Israel, our stalwart ally, not only uses this assistance to fight the same terrorists who seek to harm our countrymen, but they also spend the bulk of this security assistance here in the US. Israel then regularly makes technological improvements to our military technology, and shares these improvements with our military. This funding is an investment in our national security, to cut it undermines our security.”
“There is no better national security investment than American security assistance to Israel. I count myself among those who are deeply concerned with ensuring American taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and that is one of several reasons I support US aid to Israel,” added CUFI co-Executive Director Shari Dollinger
With more than 4.2 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.
The CUFI Action Fund is a non-profit 501 (c) (4), bipartisan organization dedicated to ensuring the millions of Christian Zionists across the country have their voices heard in our nation’s capital each-and-every day. To learn more please visit www.cufiactionfund.org.