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CUFI Founder Pastor John Hagee Honored by Major Jewish Groups

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John Hagee. Photo: Paul Wharton. Christians United For Israel (CUFI) founder Pastor John Hagee was recognized by major Jewish organizations for his years of support and humanitarian endeavors on behalf of Israel.

On Thursday, the heads of groups including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations attended a gala dinner in Hagee’s honor on Thursday in New York. The event raised money for Meir Panim, which works to fight hunger in Israel. Hagee has donated more than $80 million to Israeli charities.

Hagee on Thursday said he hopes future leaders will continue to fight for Israel.

“I hope that the next generation [of CUFI advocates] will rise up to be aggressive and intelligent leaders that will continue its work until all the enemies of Israel are defeated,” Hagee said in an interview with

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