Washington, D.C. – Nearly 5,000 Christians from all over the world, including just under 1,000 college students and an 18-member contingent from Nigeria, assembled in our nation’s capital Monday and Tuesday for the ninth annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit.
The self-described “largest pro-Israel organization in the United States,” proudly proclaiming a membership of over 1.75 million members, hosted a two-day event featuring prominent speakers, education updates and celebrations to honor and support the Jewish State.
As the Jewish State finds itself bombarded by rocket fire from the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza, with Israeli troops on the ground in the Palestinian territory rooting out Hamas’ underground weapons cache, Middle East violence took center stage at this year’s conference.
CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee opened the summit with a passionate speech that drew cheers, laughs and multiple standing ovations. “Jewish people don’t occupy the land of Israel, they own the land of Israel,” Hagee declared. “If America turns its back on Israel, God will turn his back on America.”