December 18, 2019 WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Ari Morgenstern, senior director for policy and communications for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, advocated in Morning Consult for congressional passage of the Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon’s Military Act.
In his piece, Morgenstern outlines the need for a change in policy toward Lebanon:
“Lebanon is dying. While it once had great potential as a crown jewel of the Mediterranean, the nation is being consumed once again by violence, division and the debilitating cancer of Hezbollah. The terrorist organization has murdered American soldiers, bombed Jewish cultural centers and an Israeli embassy, kidnapped Israeli soldiers, started wars, used human shields, and presently holds 13 seats in the Lebanese parliament. In fact, Hezbollah’s governing coalition holds a majority… Yet in spite of Lebanon’s tragic and unchanging circumstances, the United States refuses to change its policy in the region.”
Later, Morgenstern goes on to note the existing congressional solution and need for action:
“…We can do better. And if we value a democratic Lebanon allied with the United States, the situation demands that we do. There are members of the LAF who want to take their country back from Hezbollah. There are civilians who reject the LAF’s fealty to an Iranian proxy force. Congress can help them by passing the Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon’s Military Act, which would empower elements in the LAF loyal to their country – not to a terrorist group – to put U.S. strategy on sound footing…We can help Lebanon come back from death’s doorstep. The bill is already written; the time has long since passed for Congress to act.”
The Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon’s Military Act is a priority piece of legislation for CUFI, and was unveiled at CUFI’s annual summit in Washington D.C. earlier this year and introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
To learn more about CUFI Action Fund’s legislative priorities and the Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon’s Military Act, CLICK HERE.
To read Morgenstern’s full opinion piece in Morning Consult, CLICK HERE.
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. The Action Fund’s policy agenda includes support for a strong US-Israel relationship, standing up to anti-Semitism, defending Israel’s right to self-defense and self-determination, and opposition to regional bad actors such as Iran and Turkey and the terrorist organizations they support.