CUFI Urges Congress to Advance Bill Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Heights

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March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, announced support for recently introduced legislation “clarifying that it is United States policy to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights” (S. 567, H.R. 1372).

“Ever since Israel took control of the Golan Heights, the Syrian regime has been prevented from using this strategic high ground to attack innocent Israelis in the territory below, and the inhabitants of the Golan have made that region prosper. The Syrian regime’s abhorrent brutality during that country’s most recent civil war, and Iran’s cynical usage of the war to increase its military presence in the Arab Republic, make abundantly clear that any effort to trade this land for peace with Damascus would threaten the security of Jerusalem and Israel. It is past time for our leaders in Washington to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and make clear to Iran and Syria that any attack on the Golan Heights is an attack on Israel,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

“We are very grateful to Sen’s Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, as well as Rep. Mike Gallagher for leading on this issue. And we are extremely pleased that since this bill was first introduced, elected officials in both chambers have been adding their names as cosponsors. Numerous Members of Congress from both parties have expressed support for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. These legislators should follow through on their stated positions and join their colleagues in cosponsoring this important legislation,” added CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

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.