In response to Rand Paul’s comments, the group Christians United for Israel sent out an action alert rejecting his stance that garnered 22,500 supporters.
Those opposed to his position sent emails to the Paul’s office arguing that “eliminating aid to Israel would abandon a key ally in a dangerous region at a turbulent time. Such a cut would betray our highest principles, endanger our nation, and, in the long run, end up costing us far more.”
CUFI founder Pastor John Hagee, a Christian evangelical leader, said in a statement the Paul’s views shouldn’t be seen as representative of the Tea Party, which has emerged as major Republican constituency. Continue reading the article.
Christian Israel supporters urge Rand Paul on aid- Excerpts from The Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Christians United for Israel garnered more than 20,000 signatures on a letter urging U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to drop calls to end aid to Israel. "Eliminating aid to Israel would abandon a key ally in a dangerous region at a turbulent time," said the letter organized this week by the evangelical group. "Such a cut would betray our highest principles, endanger our nation, and, in the long run, end up costing us far more."
Three weeks ago Kentucky Senator Rand Paul called for ending all U.S. foreign aid – including our military aid to Israel -- in order to help balance the budget. We think cutting our aid to Israel would be a tragic error.
Two weeks ago we issued an action alert asking our members to send an urgent e-mail to Senator Rand Paul asking him to abandon his push to cut aid to Israel. Over 33,000 CUFI members have sent emails over the last week. If you have not sent an email yet, click here now and send an urgent e-mail to Senator Rand Paul.
If you have already sent an email please ask your family and friends to take action too!