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January 15, 2017 8:53 am

Christian Students Write, Perform Pro-Israel Rap Song to Encourage Advocacy for Jewish State

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Miles College. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Miles College. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A student at Alabama’s historically black christian Miles College told The Algemeiner on Friday about how she came to participate in a pro-Israel rap video that has been widely circulating on social media.

Keila Lawrence, among the writers and performers in the clip, created at a recent Christians United for Israel Student Advocacy Leadership Training (CUFI SALT) conference, said that her eyes had been opened to the need to advocate for the Jewish state.

“I never knew there was anything to support until I attended it,” she said. “And it makes me think of how many other people are unaware of Israel’s situation. I want to see Miles educate them.”

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Lawrence said she discovered at the conference that Israel was a cause her religion encourages her to embrace, so she now wants to bring an official CUFI chapter to her school, which she described as neither “pro- nor anti-Israel, per se,” given its small Jewish population.

She also recounted the experience of bonding with fellow Christians during a conference scavenger hunt, one of whose challenges was writing a rap song about Israel advocacy, which resulted in the video in question, performed by Lawrence and her friends.

Its lyrics are:

In the middle of my campus university
SJP get that BDS away from me
They hate it ‘cuz I got that moral clarity
Now they mad ‘cuz they can’t put no fear in me
C.U.F.I. We CUFI…yeah…We CUFI
An we bout this
Shalom

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