WASHINGTON, July 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation's largest pro-Israel organization, will begin its 11th annual Washington Summit. The event, which runs through Tuesday, is expected to draw nearly 5,000 attendees.
This year's Summit features briefings and remarks from a host of prominent experts and leaders including Col. Richard Kemp (British Army ret.), Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC, ret.), Maj. Elliot Chodoff (IDF, res.), Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, venture capitalist Jon Medved, and Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, President of the African Christian Democratic Party of South Africa.
During the Summit's gala event, attendees will hear from CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee, and Dr. David Jeremiah, Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver remarks live via satellite. Later that day, attendees will go to Capitol Hill to lobby their elected officials in support of a strong US-Israel relationship.
"We find ourselves at a point in history when it is crucial we stand in solidarity with Israel. The Iran deal, terrorism and global anti-Semitism are creating an increasingly urgent need for Christians to say, 'For Zion's sake I will not be silent.' Our annual Washington D.C. Summit reminds Israel, our Jewish brothers and sisters, as well as members of Congress that America supports a strong and secure Israel," Hagee said.
All public events at the Summit can be viewed on Daystar.
With more than 3 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.