Christians United for Israel Launches "Defend America-Vote Israel" Initiative
in Daily Caller: “…our relationship with Israel is
not a mistake to be corrected but a model to be emulated.”
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel
organization, launched its “Defend America-Vote Israel” initiative on Tuesday.
initiative’s launch included an action alert to CUFI members asking them to
sign a petition
that declares “When I cast my vote, I'll be looking for a candidate who affirms
that one of the best ways to defend America is to stand with Israel.” The
petition has garnered more than 23,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.
with the initiative’s launch, David Brog, CUFI’s executive director, published
in the Daily Caller criticizing those who would abandon America’s relationship
with Israel and explaining that American-Israeli cooperation is an efficient
model for maintaining American security through cost-effective alliances.
“As we confront militant Islam abroad and a fiscal crisis at
home, we can’t afford to abandon our role in the world. But we must seek more
equitable alliances. The answer isn’t to reject our relationship with Israel,
but to replicate it,” Brog wrote.
Brog will be discussing “why real conservatives support Israel” on
Saturday at 2:30 pm during the American Conservative Union’s CPAC 2012.
mustn't allow those who oppose American support for Israel to mischaracterize
it as an outdated luxury. On the contrary, the U.S.-Israel relationship
provides the paradigm for pursuing American security in an era of scarcity.
Leveraging Israel's military prowess to assume our strategic burdens is far
more cost effective than shouldering these burdens ourselves.” Brog said.
largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S. -- and given our strong
center-right constituency -- CUFI will take on those on the far-right who seek
to use the fiscal crisis as an excuse to distance America from Israel,” Brog
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.
mission is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel
church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak
and act with one voice in support of Israel.