When a final deal between Iran and world powers was announced in mid-July, thousands of CUFI
members were deployed to lobby members of Congress.
He calculated that CUFI
activists would meet with 78 senate offices over the course of the day, including as many as 50 senators themselves.
Surely, the irony of now promoting a group of African American pro-Israel politicians has not escaped officials in AIPAC and CUFI
will hold another summit from 21 to 24 July 2008.
Founders of J Street, however, clearly question the notion that AIPAC, CUFI
, and other organizations that oppose substantial territorial or other compromises by Israel as part of any peace process are indeed strong supporters of Israel, particularly at a time when most experts say the chances for a two-state solution that would preserve Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state" are diminishing.
John Brown, Zion's Founder and Chairman, commented today, "Zion is proud to be a part of the CUFI
Washington-Israel Summit and to support CUFI
's educational and public policy work in support of Israel.
also casts many of its objections to the talks in terms of such security issues as Iran's nuclear program or the unwillingness of many Palestinians to accept a Jewish state as a neighbor.
is charging $15 per adult and $10 per student to attend, therefore common sense would dictate this event is being promoted by the school system.
In February 2006, televangelist John Hagee founded CUFI
to "respond instantly to Washington with our concerns about Israel," telling reporters to "think of CUFI
as a Christian version of AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee].
Why would CUFI
honor the foreign country that killed Rachel Corrie?
He has led CUFI
in meetings with members of Congress and in a series of public events designed to express concerns for Israel's security and to urge the United States to fulfill what Dr.
The press conference will feature Pastor Hagee and other CUFI
leaders, including Dr.