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October 30, 2013 9:02 am

Christians United For Israel Raises $2.7 Million for Israeli Charities

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College students Sam Bain (left) and Vika Mukha, pictured at the 2013 Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit, are nondenominational Christians who grew up with positive outlooks on Israel. Both believe there are not enough voices on behalf of Israel on college campuses. Photo: CUFI/Paul Wharton Photography.

JNS.org – Christians United For Israel (CUFI) founder and Chairman John Hagee held his 32nd annual “Night to Honor Israel” event at the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas Oct. 27. Joining Hagee was former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Israeli Consul General to the American Southwest Maya Kadosh.

During his remarks, Pastor Hagee focused on the threats to Israel as well as Iran’s nuclear program.

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“Iran’s charm offensive is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to buy more time for their nuclear weapons program,” Hagee said.

Meanwhile, Huckabee spoke about the shared values between the U.S. and Israel.

“If you wonder why this land of ours exists, it exists for liberty, it exists for freedom, it exists for the right of people to exercise their faith. There is only one country on earth that so mirrors that – it is Israel,” Huckabee said.

The event also included the announcement of over $2.7 million in donations that were made to several Israeli charities, including Save a Child’s Heart, Friends of the IDF and the Koby Mandell Foundation.

With more than 1 million members, CUFI is the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S.

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