Sen.Paul has to be watched like a hawk…
CUFI Action Alert Opposing Sen. Paul’s Effort to End Security Assistance to Israel Draws 80,000 Responses
WASHINGTON – Last week, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, distributed a national action alert asking the group’s members to contact Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and express their opposition to his effort to end US security assistance to Israel over the next ten years. The alert generated 80,000 responses in just one week.
In a video coinciding with the alert’s distribution, released by CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee, he noted, “While I respect any elected official who wants to ensure American taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely, Sen. Paul is doing the opposite… Supporting Israel in this way is both the right thing to do, and in the national security interests of the United States.”
Paul recently held up the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee so that he could offer an amendment to the bill that decreases American aid to Israel by ten percent each year for the next decade, at which point the US would no longer provide Israel with any security assistance.
Echoing the action alert’s core contentions, CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandy Parker said, “Israel, our stalwart ally, not only uses this assistance to fight the same terrorists who seek to harm our countrymen, but they also spend the bulk of this security assistance here in the US. Israel then regularly makes technological improvements to our military technology, and shares these improvements with our military. This funding is an investment in our national security, to cut it undermines our security.”