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  • Christian Zionist group launches lobbying fund to oppose Iran pact

    July 17, 2015 | 9:57 am

    When the last plaintive shofar blast echoed through the Washington Convention Center at the conclusion of the annual Christians United for Israel Policy Conference, it was not the record attendance of 5,000 fired-up pro-Israel Christians that marked a turning point for the...

  • Netanyahu: Preventing Iran nukes is this generation’s top challenge

    July 13, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    Keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons power is the “paramount challenge” of this generation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a pro-Israel conference.

    Netanyahu kept his remarks brief on Monday in a live video feed to the annual conference of Christians...

  • Hagee’s endgame is the endtimes; But what’s Bibi’s?

    February 25, 2015 | 2:11 pm

    As the controversy over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to both houses of Congress continues to swirl unabated, one of the key players in the fight shouldn’t go unnoticed.  It’s televangelist John Hagee, senior pastor of the San Antonio-based Cornerstone megachurch, and...

  • Chloe Valdary: Christian, black and a rising star of pro-Israel activism

    By Julie Bien

    September 8, 2014 | 11:41 am

    Growing up in New Orleans, Chloe Valdary kept kosher, studied the Jewish Bible and celebrated Jewish holidays with festive meals. In recent years she has become an outspoken pro-Israel campus activist, contributing regularly to the Jewish press, and speaking and posting widely...

  • Interview with Pastor John Hagee, founder of ‘Christians United for Israel’

    August 18, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Last month Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – the largest pro-Israel organization in America with nearly 1.8 million members (and 1.2 million Facebook followers – 15 times as many as AIPAC) – held its ninth annual Washington Summit, with 4,800 delegates from all 50 states....

  • George W. Bush and Jews for Jesus

    By Dennis Prager

    November 20, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    Former President George W. Bush spoke for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI) this past week, and this has led to a good deal of writing on Jews for Jesus and the ex-president’s address.

    Some observations:

    • Like nearly every other Jew, I was saddened by the news. The...

  • Christians honor Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Hundreds gathered in Beverly Hills on April 28 to hear from John Hagee, the Evangelical pastor who founded Christians United for Israel (CUFI), at the organization’s second annual Night to Honor Israel in Los Angeles. 

    Speaking to a mostly Christian audience, some of whom had...

  • CUFI role in Hagel opposition shows conservatives’ resolve to stop confirmation

    January 29, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Chuck Hagel has made strides in his bid to secure Senate confirmation as defense secretary, winning the endorsement of leading Jewish Democratic senators and meeting with the leaders of major American Jewish groups.

    But conservative pro-Israel opposition remains fierce, bolstered...

  • Israel promotes first female Christian Arab to combat commander

    October 23, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) promoted a female Christian Arab to become a combat commander for the first time ever on Oct. 17.

    Mona Abdo, 20, grew up in a Christian home in Haifa. She voluntarily enlisted in the IDF when she turned 18 with the encouragement of her family. Upon...

  • John Hagee: Christian pastor with a Zionist message

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 29, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    It’s become a standard part of John Hagee’s stump speech, the story of how the evangelical pastor and founder of the 1.2 million-member Christians United For Israel (CUFI) first got started on the path of Israel advocacy.

    It began with a trip to the Holy Land in 1978 — “I went to...

  • Hagee on stopping Iran, admiring Netanyahu and Obama’s Mideast mistake

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 23, 2012 | 6:11 am

    Pastor John Hagee, the head of Christians United for Israel talks to Rosner’s Domain a week after the organization’s annual Washington conference

    Are you satisfied by the effort made on the part of the US to prevent Iran from acquiring ‎nuclear capabilities? What should be the...

  • John Hagee: Evangelical Christians are the ‘front line’ for Israel

    July 16, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Declaring that evangelical Christians are “on the front line of defense for Israel in the United States of America,” the Rev. John Hagee brought delegates to the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit 2012 to their feet with loud cheering and even the sounds of shofars...

  • Hagee’s Christians United for Israel (CUFI) reaches one million members

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 17, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    The news will be announced Sunday evening in Jerusalem, when the Prime Minister of Israel will address several hundred new members of Christians United for Israel – the Christian lobby known as CUFI. Pastor John Hagee, the founder leader of the group, will be there, celebrating...

  • Hagee: Obama ‘not pro-Israel’

    July 20, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United For Israel, accused President Obama of not being pro-Israel.

    “The truth that many Americans do not want to face is President Obama is not pro-Israel,” Hagee said Tuesday at the annual Washington meeting of his group, which this...

  • Christian Israel supporters urge Rand Paul on aid

    February 3, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Christians United for Israel garnered more than 20,000 signatures on a letter urging U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to drop calls to end aid to Israel.

    “Eliminating aid to Israel would abandon a key ally in a dangerous region at a turbulent time,” said the letter organized this week by the...