Pro-Israel Christians

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


John Hagee and Christians United for Israel


    John Hagee is the pastor of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.  He is also a great friend of Israel and the Jewish community. His church has 18,000 members. In addition, Hagee presides over a TV and radio network broadcasting to 190 nations. He has written 21 books; his latest is called Jerusalem Countdown. Every year he and his followers celebrate “A Night to Honor Israel.”

    Hagee’s broadcasts seek to teach his audience that our differences are less important than our mutual interests, and that Christians have an obligation to support Israel and the Jewish people.

    John Hagee and his followers have given millions to bring Jews out of Russia and settle them in Israel. More millions were given to establish orphanages and absorption centers.

     In 2006, John Hagee founded “Christians United for Israel.” This organization sends millions of emails to Christians on behalf of Israel.

     They also hold “standing with Israel” meetings and publish a magazine called The Torch, which tells the truth about Israel and its enemies, including Arab terrorists and other Jew baiting barbarians.  

     Christians United also contacts members of Congress and the current anti-Israel administration, and in addition asks members of congress to participate in a pledge which reads: “We believe that the Jewish people have a right to the ancient land of Israel and that modern Israel is the fulfillment of that historic right. CUI members also support the right of Israel to defend itself against violence and that they will speak out against anti-Jewish hate campaigns sponsored by Muslim and Nazi communities.

     Christian students are also taught how to respond to anti-Jewish hate campaigns on the campuses of our universities, and how to resist the Nazi inspired campaign to boycott all Jewish business (BDS).

     In recognition of his efforts on behalf of our people, Hagee  has been given the ZOA Israel Award, the ZOA Service Award, and the B'nai B'rith Council Award.

     At a recent rally, Hagee and his followers raised $6 millon for Israel, which were distributed to a number of Israeli causes. At that rally, the participants also declared that Israel must remain in control of Jerusalem.

     While in Israel, Hagee and CUI held a rally at Jerusalem’s convention center, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the audience on his determination to keep Jerusalem under Jewish control.

     Christians United for Israel also supports that all of the “west bank” remain within Israel.

      In view of this important support we gain from Christians United, it is remarkable but not unexpected that there are so called Jewish “leaders” who distance themselves from our friends while embracing the Jew hater Al Sharpton. Our friends are indeed few and our enemies many, so that we have every reason to thank Shem Yisborach for John Hagee and his followers.

Shalom u’vracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including The German Jews in America (2014).

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