(by Mozgovaya-haaretz).Over 5000 Christians, mainly of the Evangelical persuasion, gathered this week at the Convention Center in Washington for the annual conference of the organization CUFI, Christians United For Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Christian Zionist conference via satellite, and Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren compared the participants' support of Israel to British military officer Orde Wingate’s training of Jewish paramilitary units before the establishment of the State of Israel.
Pastor John Hagee, the founder of CUFI, told the audience, many of whom were waving both Israeli and American flags, “We gathered here with one message: Israel today, Israel tomorrow, and Israel forever.” He added, “President Obama is no friend of Israel”.
"If the US Administration forces Israel to divide Jerusalem – God will turn his back to the United States of America. The G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is watching America, Mister President, go tell Russia and the Chinese what to do."
“Iran will soon become nuclear. Our President is waiting for Iran to extend a friendly hand, and it’s not going to happen, Mister Ahmadinejad, don’t threaten Israel. What you do to the Jewish people, history proves, will be done to you.”