Since the Romans destroyed Jerusalem, Jews were dominated by foreign rulers and treated as second-class citizens in their own homeland. Then in 1917, as World War I changed the balance of power in the Middle East, the Jewish people received a miracle

As Britain fought to win control of the Holy Land from the Ottoman Empire, Zionist leaders asked Britain to support the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in their ancient land. Christian Zionists within the British government, including the Prime Minister and his Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, helped rally support for the Zionist cause. Finally — on this very date one hundred years ago — Lord Arthur Balfour sent a letter to Jewish leaders pledging Britain’s commitment to establishing a national home for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. One hundred years ago, the Balfour Declaration was Israel’s first modern miracle on the path to independence and rebirth

Christian Zionists played a critical role in the creation of the Jewish state. And Christian Zionists must continue to play a central role in defending the Jewish State. This is the role that Christians United for Israel is playing today. We are the leading voice of modern Christian Zionism.      -Pastor John Hagee – CUFI