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Rise Against Racism: Counter CUFI

Answer the call to action from FOSNA, JVP, AMP, and USCPR! 

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

Azania to DC

Central America Solidarity Coalition

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

National Students for Justice in Palestine 

NYC-DSA Anti-War Working Group

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

Students for Justice in Palestine University of Texas at San Antonio

The Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights

Tree of Life Educational Fund 

USA Palestine Mental Health Network

Mennonite Palestine Israel Network, MennoPIN

American Friends Service Committee AFSC

UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference Palestine/Israel Network

Catalyst Project

United Church of Christ Palestine/Israel Network, UCC PIN

 

      

 

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