February 5, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, applauded Senate passage of the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (S. 1).
“This was a clarifying vote for millions of pro-Israel Americans. CUFI extends its thanks and gratitude to the overwhelming majority of senators of both parties who voted in favor of this legislation. At the same time, we are dismayed with the extremists who went on the record in opposition to the military aid package to Israel and common sense steps to combat the vile and anti-Semitic BDS movement. Despite their determined efforts, this bill is moving forward. And we look forward to its steady advancement toward President Trump’s desk,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
“This package brings together important pieces of legislation that will strengthen America and her allies in the region. Throughout this effort, Senators McConnell and Rubio showed strong leadership to ensure this bill advanced and we look forward to House leadership doing the same,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
“Bolstering America’s position in the Middle East and reinforcing the security of American allies in the region is an approach the vast majority of Americans support. Supporting this legislation is moral. It is just. And it is strategically sound. The House should waste no time bringing this package to the floor,” Parker added.
With more than 5 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, a non-profit 501 (c) (4), nonpartisan organization, serves as the public policy arm of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel. The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring the millions of Christian Zionists across the country have their voices heard in our nation’s capital each and every day.