Rise against Racism! #CounterCUFI

We invite organizations and individuals to sign onto the following statement by filling out the form below. If you are signing on behalf of an organization, church, mosque, or synagogue, the name of your organization will be published along with the statement on FOSNA's website.

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 push 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

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

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.

 

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