|For Immediate Release: July 16th, 2010|
Religious Leaders Challenge Christians United for Israel (CUFI)
What: Interfaith Press Conference
Description: Starting on July 20th, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) will host a summit to bring together policymakers, religious leaders, and other individuals from all across the U.S. in order to cultivate “Biblical and moral” Christian support for Israel's policies of oppression.
Leaders from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities will gather outside the Convention Center to denounce CUFI's embrace of Israel's immoral practices of occupation, apartheid, and colonization. “No matter what your faith, you should not support Israel's policies of annexing East Jerusalem, constructing the apartheid wall in the West Bank, and laying siege to Gaza – or the U.S.'s unconditional support for these abhorrent practices,” says Imam Mahdi Bray, Executive Director for Muslim American Society for Freedom.
The speakers will attempt to enter the summit to present Pastor John Hagee, founder of CUFI, with a certificate for an Olive Tree planted in Palestine on behalf of CUFI.