FOSNA: Counter CUFI, Washington, DC, July 7 and 8, 2019

Posted on Jun 20, 2019

 

For too long, Palestinians have been calling for freedom, justice, and equality. As organizations that share these values, we urge you to join us in confronting Christians United for Israel (CUFI). CUFI has quietly become the largest organization in the United States driving support for Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. With over five million members, CUFI uses its political leverage to ensure ongoing U.S. support for Israel’s colonization and military occupation of Palestine, including imprisoning Palestinian children; bombing homes, schools, and hospitals in Gaza; massacring peaceful protestors; and confiscating Palestinian land. By its own admission, CUFI “led the charge to have the U.S. recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” and it continues to pushes for unconstitutional anti-BDS legislation and illegal settlement expansion.

CUFI is a Christian Zionist organization: its ideology and politics are deeply entrenched in white nationalism, anti-Muslim racism, anti-Semitism, and other systems of oppression. In spite of its strong political influence on the Hill, CUFI has operated largely under the radar and received little attention in comparison with groups like AIPAC. Until now. This is the moment to act: This July, many of your Congressional representatives will be attending CUFI’s annual summit as invited guests. We cannot allow CUFI’s influence to go unchallenged. Come to Washington, D.C. on July 7 and 8 to tell the world to #CounterCUFI! It will take each and every one of us to rise against racism, to reclaim and protect our communities, and to uphold the liberation of all people in the vision of justice, equality, and freedom.

Signed:

Friends of Sabeel North America

Jewish Voice for Peace

American Muslims for Palestine

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Endorsed by:

Adalah Justice Project

Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Azania to DC

Baltimore Palestine Solidarity

Catalyst Project

Central America Solidarity Coalition

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

CODEPINK Women for Peace

FOSNA Los Angeles/Orange County

Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Israel/Palestine Task Force of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

LA Jews for Peace

Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church Council, Oakland

Mennonite Palestine Israel Network (MennoPIN)

National Students for Justice in Palestine

NYC-DSA Anti-War Working Group

Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF PIN)

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ – Faith)

Students for Justice in Palestine University of Texas at San Antonio

The Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights

Tree of Life Educational Fund

United Church of Christ Central Atlantic Conference Palestine/Israel Network (UCC PIN)

USA Palestine Mental Health Network

We will be congregating in Washington, D.C. on July 7 and 8 to challenge Christian Zionism and express our solidarity for the Palestinian people. Join us in person in D.C. by registering here and help make the action possible by donating here.  Click for more information including the full program.

See the full list of endorsers here: www.fosna.org/cufistatement