Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a pro-Israel lobby group and its main idea is that Christians have a biblical duty to defend Israel. CUFI was established by John Hagee, a Right-wing Pastor in San Antonio in 2006. Unlike AIPAC, CUFI openly lobbies against the two-state solution. Hagee believes that those who want to “divide” Israel “will have a day in judgment”.
A lot of high-ranked US conservative politicians including Sens. Lindsey Graham, and Ted Cruz, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, have attended CUFI’s annual summits. Israeli former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also a speaker, as was Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer in one of CUFI’s annual summits. CUFI was also one of the lobby groups that supported Trump during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Hagee has a long history of promoting Islamophobia. He once said that Muslims believe that killing Jews and Christians has divine value according to the Quran.
Although a lot of people consider CUFI as a “pro-Jew organization”, some believe that CUFI’s beliefs are detrimental to the portrayal of Jews. This comes despite its claims to be fighting anti-Semitism. CUFI’s ideology is very much based on peculiar and questionable beliefs. Hagee believes Adolph Hitler was “God’s agent to put Jews back in their place”.