Talk has often focused on the power of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) in supporting Israel, but in 2006, evangelical preacher John Hagee founded Christians United for Israel (Cufi
) which declared that the organisation "plays" a key role in efforts to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions, and to disrupt the Hezbollah and Hamas 'terrorist' war against Israel, while strengthening the Jewish state's defence capabilities and moves to close down UNRWA and defend Israel against the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS, Palestine civil societies initiative campaign), which developed into a worldwide phenomenon.
The joint action by faith leaders and community members was in protest over CUFI
's support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Josh Ahrens, CUFI
's millennial outreach coordinator, said millennial support for Israel should not be taken for granted.
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.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI
) proudly advertises itself as the "largest and most dependable pro-Israel group" in the United States, and the evidence suggests that there is a good deal of truth to their claim.
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She accuses Christians United for Israel (CUFI
) of "embracing" Messianic Judaism.
poses as a benefactor, it expands on historic Christian demonization of the Judaic faith.
Martin argues that "[m]ost importantly, and consistently, virtually all segments of the contemporary Christian Right have been staunch supporters of Israel." (10) This commitment mainly derives from the Old Testament which says: "To stand against the Jews is to stand against God" (11) and God's message in the Book of Genesis that states: "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee." (12) In the AIPAC Policy Conference in March 2007, John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI
) articulates his organization's commitment to the cause of Israel.
"The response far surpassed our expectations," said David Brog, CUFI
executive director, who added it was a sign of the deep reservations the organization's membership had about Hagel holding the top job at the Pentagon.
Those two passions bring together Christians across the evangelical spectrum into both broad, international parachurch ministries such as the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ) or Christians United for Israel (CUFI
), and local organizations and smaller ministries.
(19-) Rokitzki, L.; Hinkel, S.; Klemp, C.; Cufi
, D.; Keul, J.