Beck Headlines Christians United for Israel Event

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WASHINGTON -- From U.N. declarations to Mideast revolutions and Iranian nukes, the threats against Israel appear to grow with each passing year.

Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, has kept pace, expanding dramatically since its founding in 2006. CUFI is the largest pro-Israel group in America, with over 700,000 members.

This year's Washington summit, which was emceed by CBN President Michael Little and featured leading policy analysts, drew in more than 5,000 committed supporters of the Jewish state.

At the event, keynote speaker and CUFI member Glenn Beck pledged $10,000 to CUFI on Campus, a student movement dedicated to fighting back against anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda on college campuses.

Beck said when it comes to the persecution of the Jewish people, "enough is enough."

"It is time that the world declared clearly, in a unified voice, that Israel not only has a right to exist, but exist as a Jewish state -- that the Jewish people have a right to live, they have the right to defend themselves against all threats, foreign and domestic," he said.

"And for once and for all, the good people of the world must remember that there is a difference between good and evil, and we must choose," Beck said.

CUFI's founder, Pastor John Hagee, had tough words for the Obama administration over its treatment of Israel.

"The truth that many Americans do not want to face is this:  President Obama is not pro-Israel," Hagee said.

"President Obama told the Jewish people in Jerusalem that they could not build homes in east Jerusalem," he explained.

"The truth is, Barack Obama has absolutely no authority to tell the Jewish people what they can and cannot do in the State of Israel," Hagee said.

One of the most talked-about features of the Summit was a large Holocaust exhibit created by students from Word of Faith Christian School in North Carolina.

The attendees wrapped up the Summit on Capitol Hill by lobbying members of Congress to stand with Israel.

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Erick Stakelbeck

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