Local Christians to show support for Israel

Christians United for Israel (will hold a Night to Honor Israel on Thursday, Sept, 10, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Funds raised at the event will benefit Magen David Adom, the internationally recognized medical emergency service of tIsrael.

Bishop Rick Callahan, CUFI's Vermont state director and the founding president of Maranatha Ministerial Fellowship International, will serve as the event's master of ceremonies. He will be joined on the stage by speakers Dr. Charles Jacobs, founder of the David Project, Rony Yedidia, deputy consul general to New England from the State of Israel, and David Brog, CUFI's executive director.

"We are so pleased to have a Night to Honor Israel here in Vermont. I have participated for the last two years in the annual Night to Honor Israel in Washington DC and have been so impressed with the large number of Christians taking a stand to support Israel and the Jewish people," Callahan said.

Christians United for Israel, founded by Pastor John Hagee, is the nation's leading Christian pro-Israel organization and is among the largest Christian grassroots organizations in the United States, spanning all fifty states and reaching millions with its message. The organization has held over 100 Night to Honor Israel events in cities across the country since its inception in 2006. These events teach Christians about the importance of supporting Israel and building bridges between the Christian and Jewish communities.

CUFI's mission is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel.

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