CUFI in the News

NFL player honors Israel on his cleats after ‘life-changing’ trip

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

One player in the National Football League was so moved by a trip to Israel in March, that he dedicated his cleats to Israel and the group that brought him there. Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce chose “Israel Collective” to be featured on his blue-and-white cleats for the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. “Israel … Read More

Pastor Hagee: You can’t be a Christian and an anti-Semite

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Pastor John Hagee, the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, said during a panel at the 2018 Israeli-American Council conference that being anti-Semitic is incompatible with Christianity. The panel, which featured Maccabee Task Force Executive Director David Brog, Christians United for Israel Action Fund Founding Chairwoman Sandra Hagee Parker and Fuel Freedom … Read More

Ravens nose tackle to sport Israeli flag on gridiron Sunday

Friday, November 30, 2018

As a defensive lineman for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, Michael Pierce has no love for quarterbacks. But the non-Jewish 340-pound athlete from Alabama does have a soft spot for Israel. Pierce selected the Israel Collective, a millennial arm of the Christians United for Israel organization, as his cause for the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats” … Read More

Rand Paul under fire for blocking Israel bills

Friday, November 30, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul is infuriating Republicans and Democrats alike by blocking a pair of Israel-related bills, including one authorizing tens of billions of dollars in military aid for the country. Some advocacy groups are so mad at Paul they’re running ads against the Kentucky Republican, who insists that his long-term goal is actually to help … Read More

NFL player to promote US-Israeli relations in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ campaign

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce announced Wednesday that he’ll be promoting fellowship between American Christians and the people of Israel when he hits the field this Sunday, as part of the NFL’s third annual “My Cause My Cleats” initiative. “My Cause My Cleats” is an opportunity for NFL players to sport customized footwear during … Read More

NFL player pays tribute to Israel with his cleats

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baltimore Ravens player Michael Pierce was deeply affected by his trip to Israel earlier this year. So much so, that he’s chosen to honor the country – and the organization Israel Collective – in the upcoming “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign ran by the NFL. As part of  the campaign, more than 800 NFL players … Read More

Senator Rand Paul puts hold on $38 billion US-Israel military aid legislation

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pro-Israel groups have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in an advertising campaign against Republic Senator Rand Paul this week over his attempts to block US security aid to Israel. Paul says he opposes the open-ended US aid to Israel, citing the need for the existing legislation to be amended before the final version is approved … Read More

GOP Congress pushing vote on Israel bills by year’s end

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are expected to act on several Israel-related bills before the new year, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. The lower chamber will vote in the next two weeks on legislation, which will pressure Hamas against the use of “human shields” in its conflicts with Israel, and direct the … Read More