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Netanyahu“Thank you Pastor Hagee. You are indeed not only a longstanding friend, but a friend through thick or thin.”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu“The Christian friends of Israel, you are always there for us. We have no better friends on earth than you. Thank you.”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu“I want to tell you that we appreciate your support.”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu“I want to tell you that, when I look around the world, there is real meaning to what I said before. When I said that we have no greater friends than the many, many millions of Christian supporters of Israel, in the United States and also in other parts of the world, I mean it. I know you’ve always, always stood with us. You stand with us because you stand with yourselves, because we represent that common heritage of freedom that goes back thousands of years. I know when you visit the State of Israel, when you go to the places mentioned in the Bible, you understand the force of that heritage. I want you to know that I believe that America has no greater friend than Israel, and Israel has no greater friend than the United States. And in the United States, we have no greater friend than you. Thank you, friends! Thank you for everything that you do for Israel. Thank you for standing up with us. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“It’s great to be back at the CUFI Summit, and it’s especially gratifying to see the torch being passed on to the next generation.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“For decades, America has been the backbone of Israel’s support in the world. Well, the backbone of that backbone is the support of millions of devout Christians across this great country. More than any other Christian organization, CUFI works year after year to make that backbone stronger and straighter than ever.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“You know, Christian support for Israel in America today is so strong that some may believe it’s always been there, but it hasn’t. For most of the past 20 centuries, the relationship between Christians and Jews was too often marked by enmity. And for much of American history, ties between Christians and Jews were influenced by that longstanding enmity. So too in the first decades of Israel’s statehood were attitudes toward the Jewish State. But in recent decades, Christians and Jews have formed deep, deep bonds of friendship, and attitudes toward the Jewish State have undergone a remarkable transformation. This transformation didn’t happen on its own. It happened because of the moral clarity and leadership of a precious few who made it happen, and the Hagees are the most precious of all.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“Pastor Hagee and Diana, the Jewish people and the Jewish State owe you both a profound debt of gratitude. May you and your family be blessed for generations and generations to come.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“Today it is also commonplace to see American leaders proudly support Israel and champion the US-Israel alliance, but here too there were trailblazers who led the way. One of them is another leader of CUFI, Gary Bauer. Thank you, Gary, for your friendship.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“Because of your efforts, and the efforts of others, Israel has been blessed over the years to have many steadfast friends among American leaders.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“I am confident because Israel’s alliance with the United States is strong, and getting even stronger.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“Today Israel proudly holds up the torch of freedom and progress in the darkest place on Earth. And I know that no matter how heavy that torch becomes, no matter how much fake news and fake history we face, millions of Christians throughout this great nation will stand by our side and prop up Israel’s arms until the battle is won.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“I know that together we will defend the truth, defeat evil, and secure our common future. May God bless Israel, and may God bless the United States of America.”
– Ambassador Ron Dermer

“I fell in love with CUFI last January in San Antonio. You simply conquered my heart.”
– Knesset Member Avi Dichter

“The reason I am such an avid supporter of Israel is that I happen to believe one of the very best things we can do for the United States of America is be the best friend Israel has.”
– Representative Louie Gohmert

“I am thrilled to be with you this morning. I want to thank you, first, for your wonderful passion and your advocacy and dedication to Israel. Christians United for Israel, you are great friends to all of us, so thank you.”
– Senator Joni Ernst

“This is a great event, and it is wonderful to see so many people of faith coming together in a show of support for our ally Israel.”
– Senator Joni Ernst

Trent Franks“I can’t tell you what a precious privilege it is to be with all of you because I believe that you’re the most committed friends of Israel in the world.”
– Representative Trent Franks

Trent Franks“Christians United for Israel plays such an important role in supporting the US-Israel relationship, and it’s extremely important for Christian groups like this to continue to stand strong for Israel. I cannot emphasize that in strong enough terms.”
– Representative Trent Franks

Trent Franks“The rest of the world seems like they can’t find their tongue. The media certainly can’t. The double standard there is stunning to me, and I just think that that’s one of the reasons CUFI and other groups like this are so important, because they remind the world of what really is happening there.”
– Representative Trent Franks at CUFI Washington Summit 2017 View from the Hill

 John Cornyn“Friends, it’s clear we continue to have a lot of work to do, which is why you’re here and why I’m here.”
– Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn“As Edmund Burke said, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil over good is for good men and women to do nothing. So you and I are going to do something. We’re gonna do everything in our power to try to stand with our friend and ally in Israel, and support democracy and stability and peace throughout the Middle East.”
– Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn“This Summit is a demonstration of our commitment, and I continue to encourage all of you, and express my gratitude to you, for staying engaged and to keep reaching out to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Our support for the nation of Israel should never become a partisan issue.”
– Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn“We are stronger when we are unified, something that each of us in this room understands.”
– Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn“Keep up the good work.”
– Senator John Cornyn

Doug Lamborn“CUFI is one of the best grassroots organizations in America, and the cause that you support is like no other.”
– Representative Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn“I really appreciate what CUFI does.”
– Representative Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn“Three million people in the organization – including me – that’s wonderful!”
– Representative Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn“I’ve worked recently with some of your stalwarts: Gary Bauer, Executive Director for CUFI Action Fund and Jason Stverak, the Action Fund chief lobbyist on the Hill, and they do great work on Capitol Hill.”
– Representative Doug Lamborn

“Now as the Good Book says: If you owe debts, pay debts.  If honor, then honor.  If respect, then respect.  And I’m really here on the President’s behalf and on our entire team’s behalf to pay a debt of gratitude to all of you who helped elect a President who is fighting every single day to defend faith, restore freedom, and strengthen America’s unbreakable bond with our most cherished ally, Israel.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“In Jerusalem, our President said that the bond between America and Israel in his words “is woven together in the hearts of our people” — and Christians United for Israel proves this statement true every single day all across this country.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“You know, it was only 11 years ago that my friend Pastor John Hagee had the courage and the vision to unite American Christians to rally around those ancient words “for Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent.”  And, Pastor John Hagee, I thank you for your leadership on behalf of this nation and the Jewish state of Israel.”  
– Vice President Mike Pence

“And today, through Christians United for Israel, more than 3.3 million believers have raised their voices, have not been silent in support of Israel, and you can be heard in every city and town across America and in every office on Capitol Hill.  And rest assured, the man down the street at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hears you, too.”  
– Vice President Mike Pence

“Now for my part, Karen and I have always treasured our relationship with Christians United for Israel.  I had the honor to speak to this great group when I was a member of Congress.  I worked hand-in-hand with CUFI when I was governor of the state of Indiana.  And with the support and prayers of men and women gathered in this room, I’m proud to say in my last year as governor, it was my great privilege to sign one of the strongest anti-BDS laws in the America to ensure that our state never does business with those who seek to inflict financial damage on Israel. Because boycott, divestment, and sanctions have no place in my home state and no place in America.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“So tonight, let me just take a moment to thank all of you men and women of CUFI, and all those you represent around America, thank you for your friendship, your support, and your prayers every step of the way on the journey my little family has taken throughout my career.  It’s hard for me to express before you friends of so many years the humility and gratitude I feel today to stand before you today as the 48th Vice President of the United States of America.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“And to the men and women of Christians United for Israel, this President hears you.  This President stands with you.  And I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  It is not a question of if, it is only when.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“‘For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope, and a future.’ (Jeremiah 29:11) These words are as true today for all people of faith as they were in millennia past.  And so I encourage you to embrace them.  I urge the men and women of Christians United for Israel to cling to that hope and that promise, and I urge you to do particularly what you’ve done exceedingly well these many years, to continue to bow the head, to bend the knee, and to pray.  Pray for our most cherished ally.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray that God will continue to bless America.”
– Vice President Mike Pence

“And I close tonight saying simply from my heart as I look out on this shining crowd, and I see the support that you represent all across this country for our most cherished ally.  And I have faith.  I have faith that with God’s help and with the men and women gathered here, with all those who cherish Israel, and with President Donald Trump in the White House, the best days for Israel and for America together are yet to come.”  
– Vice President Mike Pence

Doug Lamborn“Thank you for all you do. God bless America. God bless Israel. God bless you!”
– Representative Doug Lamborn

PM Netanyahu“I consider CUFI a vital part of Israel’s national security”
– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Washington Post“CUFI is America’s largest and most dependable pro-Israel group”
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The Washington Post

Dr. Krauthammer“I do not know of an organization in the world more important to Israel than CUFI”
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Dr. Krauthammer

PM“I want to thank you Christians United for Israel. I want to thank you for standing up for Israel. I want to thank you for standing up and being counted. May God bless you all”
– Prime Minister Netanyahu to CUFI in Jerusalem on March 18, 2012

PM NetanyahuI want to thank you Pastor John Hagee. Not only have you stood up for Israel, but you have inspired others to stand up as well. First you inspired dozens, the you inspired hundreds, then you inspired thousands, then ten thousands, the hundreds of thousands. And then the unbelievable number, Christians United for Israel now numbers one million supporters”
– Prime Minister Netanyahu to CUFI in Jerusalem on March 18, 2012

President of Israel Shimon Peres“As we see the mounting threats to the State of Israel, we appreciate more than ever the vital role played by friends like Christians United for Israel. It is extremely important to have you by our side”
– President of Israel Shimon Peres

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley“I so admire CUFI and the work that you do and the things you believe in… With CUFI’s support and with the support the you engender in the United States Congress, we are making a difference. We are standing up with Israel, a fellow democracy. The only democracy in a very dangerous autocratic part of the world. We sand as one. And as a pro-Israel member of Congress, it gives me extraordinary pleasure not only to thank you for your support as well but to thank you for being in my congressional district and holding this rally and this evening in honor of the State of Israel”
– Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Elie Wiesel“Life is not made of years but of moments, some are privileged moments and tonight I realized that I had to come here also to live a privileged moment, to be with you. Never in the history of my people have we witnessed and event such as this”
– Elie Wiesel

Senator Joseph Lieberman“What happened since Pastor Hagee and those who joined him in the leadership that formed Christians United for Israel in nothing short of miraculous. I mean that quite literally. I see God’s hand in all this. I will say to you in a literal sense, I know that Christians United for Israel was just founded just a little more than a year ago in February of 2006. But I know you will agree with me when I say in a large sense, this organization was founded more than 4,00 years ago with the first words that God spoke to Abraham in Genesis 12:1 Now get thee unto the land that will show thee, and I will make thee a great nation”
– Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

Sallai Meridor“Thank you, Pastor Hagee, for your unbelievable leadership. Dear, dear, dear friends of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, lovers of Israel and guardians of Israel. I wish all my Israeli friends would have been here tonight to feel you, to see you and get strength from your devotion and dedication. In their name, and in the name of the State of Israel, for your love, for your care, for your dedication, for who you are, for your friendship, for what you stand, I want to say to you, from the bottom of our hearts, just two words in Hebrew, “Toda Raba,” Thank you very much.”
– Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States, Sallai Meridor

Abe Foxman“Pastor Hagee has devoted his life to combating anti-Semitism and supporting the State of Israel. We are grateful for his efforts to eradicate anti-Semitism and to rally so many in the Christian community to stand with Israel”
– Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League

Congressman Roy Blunt“Christians United for Israel is art of God’s lan. I honor your work in mind, in my prayers. I’m glad to be here with so many of our friends as we move, unified together for the future of Israel, which is intertwined in incredible ways with the future of the United States of America”
– Congressman Roy Blunt (R-MO)