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  • Evangelicals, Jews and politics

    November 16, 2015 | 11:02 am

    On a Christian radio show last week, former Minnesota Representative and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann expressed her opinion that the End Times will soon be upon us, and that:

    "We recognize the shortness of the hour, and that's why we as a remnant want...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • With jabs at Obama, CUFI lobbies for Iran sanctions, end to P.A. aid

    July 22, 2014 | 11:53 am

    With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority.

    David Brog, the group’s executive director, said CUFI regarded...

  • 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...

  • Pro-Israel figures join ad endorsing Hagel as defense secretary

    January 23, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    A number of prominent pro-Israel Jewish figures joined an ad endorsing Chuck Hagel for the U.S. defense secretary post.

    Meanwhile, Christians United for Israel announced plans to bring 200 pastors and other Christian leaders to Washington to lobby against Hagel's confirmation,...

  • 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...

  • In Christian version of AIPAC, CUFI draws 5,600 to Washington for pro-Israel lobbying

    July 17, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Seven years on, many Jews still have lingering questions about the addition to the pro-Israel lobbying scene of Christians United for Israel, the project of evangelical leader Rev. John Hagee.

    Hagee believes he has a biblical mandate to press on and is undeterred.

    “As Isaiah...

  • 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...

  • Beck to address CUFI conference

    April 7, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Glenn Beck will keynote the 2011 Christians United for Israel conference.

    Beck’s appearance as a keynoter at the Washington Summit of the group in July was posted this week on CUFI’s website.

    The volatile talk show host, who announced this week that he is leaving the show he hosts...