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US advocates for Israel urge Trump to rescind Carter era legal opinion

Although the author of the Carter-era State Department legal opinion himself admitted the opinion was “controversial” and many distinguished legal experts were adamant that Israel’s settlements are indeed legal, it was accepted in 1977, giving a distinct unfair advantage to the Arab side ever since.

By Orli Harari


With Trump’s Deal of the Century in the offing, an anti-Israel legal opinion in the State Department has surfaced, which outlaws all Israeli communities over the Green Line. CUFI, which speaks for 4 million Christians, as well as the RCA and ZOA, are urging the Administration to rescind the controversial document. The fear is that Israel will be in a disadvantageous position if the “Deal of the Century” is published and an official pro-Arab legal opinion, negating all settlements, remains intact. Continue Reading »

Pro-Israel Christian Conference Meeting in Washington Lobbies Total Cut to PA Funding

Executive director for Christians United for Israel urges Congress, “So long as the Palestinian government is paying money to terrorists [Pay for Slay], we should stop giving money to the Palestinian government.”



Christians United for Israel activists will lobby for a congressional bill that cuts nearly all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until it stops payments to the families of Palestinian Arabs jailed for or killed in attacks on Israelis.

Christians United For Israel (CUFI) DC Summit · Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The pro-Israel group, meeting this week in Washington, D.C., for its 12th conference, on Tuesday also will push a measure that expands anti-boycott laws to target the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Continue Reading »

Al Jazeera Reporters Forcibly Ejected From a CUFI Pro-Israel Event

Two clandestine Journalists were removed from a Christian Zionist conference after secretly filming events that were closed to the press.

By Ari Soffer


Two Al Jazeera reporters were reportedly ejected from a convention of Christian Zionists in Washington, D.C. on Friday, according to Washington Free Beacon.

Al-Jazeera television network logo – AFP file

The pair have been identified as Matthew Cassel and Micah Garen. According to event organizers, they were initially denied press credentials to attend the Christians United For Israel (CUFI) conference at the Washington ConventionCenter, due to Al Jazeera‘s publication of an article by Columbia professor Joseph Massad, which was widely condemned as antisemitic. Continue Reading »

Waiting for the Messiah: Netanyahu addresses Evangelical Christian gathering in Jerusalem

Head of Christians United for Israel, largest pro-Israel lobby in U.S., compares PM to Moses and King David.


American Evangelical pastor John Hagee – who heads the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the United States – half jokingly compared Benjamin Netanyahu to the Messiah on Sunday night, as he waited for the delayed prime minister to arrive at a Jerusalem hotel to address the crowd.

“There’s a saying in Judaism about the Messiah – I know that even if he tarries, he’ll come,” Hagee told hundreds of members of Christians United for Israel. “I know that the prime minister will come, and even if he tarries, he’ll come.”

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