CUFI Welcomes House Bipartisan Passage of Turkey Sanctions Legislation

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October 29, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage of the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act (H.R. 4695), and called upon the Senate to advance similar legislation introduced by Senators James Risch and Bob Menendez (S. 2641).

“We are very pleased the House of Representatives has passed legislation sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of Syria. Despite being a member of NATO, Turkey aligns itself with our adversaries, makes common cause with terrorist organizations, and attacks our allies. Put simply, the Erdogan regime is no ally at all and should be treated as such. These sanctions are a good step.  Now it is time for the Senate to act,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

“We are very grateful to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Ranking Member Michael McCaul for leading the bipartisan charge to advance tough sanctions on Turkey. Ankara must understand that their belligerence and brutality will not be tolerated by the freedom loving nations of the world. We call upon the Senate to now quickly advance similar legislation and we are grateful to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman James Risch and Ranking Member Bob Menendez for leading this bipartisan effort in the upper chamber,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

With more than 7 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 educational message.

The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.