250 Christian leaders stand for Israel in D.C.
On Christmas Eve, the U.N. Security Council passed the resolution that was voted on and initiated by a number of Islamic pro-Palestinian member nations in the Middle East. Israel was condemned in the measure for building Jewish settlements in its own country inside the West Bank – referred to in the Bible as Judea and Samaria – and in East Jerusalem. The U.N. declared these regions “occupied Palestinian territory” – a move that many see as the key step in ultimately setting up a future Palestinian State.
America still loves Israel
Assuring Israel that the United States still has its back – in spite of the fact that the Obama administration abstained from voting on the U.N. resolution, which ultimately allowed it to pass – Christian leaders are banding together in a concerted effort to persuade lawmakers to support bills that condemn the U.N. for opposing the construction of new Jewish housing on its own land.
Up until President Barack Obama’s pro-Palestinian administration took over the White House in 2009, the U.S. has had a longstanding reputation of being a strong supporter of the Holy Land, and the nonprofit organization Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is now sending the strong message through 250 of its leaders that the United States is still a strong supporter of Israel. The American pro-Israel group is also pushing for the new legislation to pass so that it will compel the president to move America’s Israeli Embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
From Obama moving forward with the Iran deal – that lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic so it could move forward with its nuclear program that threatens the very existence of Israel – to his push for Israel to concede its land to the Palestinians, the president has sent a clear message to Israel that he stands for the interests of Islamic Arab nations in the Middle East. It is this allegiance – to Israel’s enemies – that Christians and conservative leaders want to eradicate, and if they cannot do it through CUFI’s proposed bills, they are confident that President-elect Donald Trump will begin a new era of pro-Israel foreign policy after his inauguration on January 20.
CUFI leaders stand in full support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who blasted the U.N. and supporters of its resolution – which he called a “shameful” measure.
CUFI Founder and Chairman John Hagee – a longtime supporter of Israel – made a bold proclamation in support of Netanyahu and the Jewish State this week.
“Mr. Prime Minister, CUFI has answered the call tonight,” Hagee assured the Israeli leader Tuesday night. “All 3.3 million of us stand with you and stand with Israel and stand with the Jewish people.”
The senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, let Netanyahu know that Obama’s lack of support for Israel is no indication of America’s sentiment as a whole.
“There are millions of Christian Zionists across the country who are incensed at the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel,” Hagee insisted.
He also let Netanyahu know that those who champion Israel across America will not just give the Jewish State lip service when it comes to their support – assuring him that they are taking action steps.
“And we will make our voice heard both in the halls of Congress and at the ballot box.”
If the newly introduced bills pass, Israel can expect to see more support and less opposition as it stands as the only democracy in the Middle East – one that is surrounded by Islamic nations committed to wiping it off the face of the map in the name of jihad.
“The two CUFI-backed bills blast the U.N. resolution and would cut in half embassy security across the world until the U.S Embassy is moved to Jerusalem,” CBN News reports.