Jewish Journal

U.S. Christians tell Congress to stick up for Israel

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 24, 2009 | 5:30 pm

Don’t call it a comeback. The Rev. John Hagee’s been here for years. Today his organization, Christians United for Israel, gave Congress a petition, with more than 100,000 signatures, expressing solidarity with Israel:

It states that “there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.

The petition goes on to say that its signers pledge to speak out on behalf of their “brothers and sisters in Israel” whenever and wherever necessary “until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.”

In a statement, Hagee said, “As our leaders in Washington make decisions about American foreign policy in the Middle East, it is important for them to know that Christians across the country remain solidly committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.”

Previously on The God Blog:

John Hagee’s holocaust
Hagee: anti-Christ will be gay and Jewish
In Defense of John Hagee
Leading Jewish organizations decline to condemn Hagee’s ‘Hitler’ sermon
Speaking with Hagee’s right hand about God’s plan for Hitler
Hagee: Hitler God’s chosen to get Jews to Palestine
Hagee came, he didn’t conquer, but he wasn’t booed
Hagee says the darndest things
Christians and Jews together on Israel

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