Members, leaders of nation’s largest pro-Israel group speak with one voice in support of Israel
SAN ANTONIO – On Thursday evening, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, launched an action alert urging President Obama to veto an impending anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution. The alert has already generated nearly 13,000 emails.
In part, the emails to the White House state, “Peace cannot be imposed by the UN. And peace will not come from biased resolutions that single out only one side to the conflict. Peace can come only from direct negotiations.”
Leaders of CUFI and the CUFI Action Fund issued statements on the subject as well.
“By an overwhelming margin the American people want their President to stand with Israel at the UN. If he does not do that today, he betrays his own past statements, the will of the Congress and the very people he purports to represent,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
“Pres. Obama must veto this one-sided resolution. If the Palestinians believe that they can get what they want from the UN without having to make any concessions to Israel, they will never return to the negotiating table that they’ve already abandoned. Whatever Pres. Obama’s intentions, a failure to veto this resolution will signify the end of the peace process,” noted David Brog, a member of the CUFI Board of Directors.
“It would be sad and shameful if Pres. Obama and Sec. Kerry chose in the closing days of their Administration to undermine Israel and encourage its enemies – enemies who still refuse to recognize the Jewish state’s right to exist,” added Gary Bauer, Washington Director of the CUFI Action Fund.
With more than 3.2 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.