Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Celebrate 1 Million Supporters With Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Christians can practice their faith with complete freedom, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday during the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) 2012 conference in Jerusalem.
Americans and Israeli share “values that ensure that Israel’s Christian population will always be free to practice their faith,” Netanyahu said in his speech. “That’s the only place in the Middle East where Christians are fully free to practice their faith. They don’t have to fear. They don’t have to flee.” These values, which the prime minister said included a common biblical heritage and “revolutionary ideas,” also assure that Israel’s minorities, including Arabs and women, always have their civil rights.
“At a time when Christians are under siege in so many places, in so many lands in the Middle East, I’m proud that in Israel Christians are free to practice their faith. And to have a thriving Christian community in Israel,” Netanyahu added.
Christians United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, celebrated gaining one million supporters Sunday. CUFI has been lobbying for support for Israel since 2006. The organization lists on its website that its number one goal is “to educate Christians about the Biblical and moral imperatives about supporting Israel.”
Some 800 members listened to Netanyahu speak, including CUI leader John Hagee, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Hagee, whose church boasts some 19,000 members, presented the prime minister with an honorary plaque.
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SOURCE: Christian Post