Pastor John Hagee (L-R), Talia Aviran, Consul General Opher Aviran and Dr. Charles Stanley.

Pastor John Hagee (L-R), Talia Aviran, Consul General Opher Aviran and Dr. Charles Stanley.

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //

On the evening of April 25, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) held a special “Night to Honor Israel” at First Baptist Church in Dunwoody. Dr. Charles Stanley of First Baptist and CUFI founder Pastor John Hagee came together for the first time to hold the event.

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More than 2,000 Christians and Jews – including many local rabbis, Jewish organization directors and a few Holocaust survivors – attended the celebration.

“CUFI’s Night to Honor Israel was an unbelievable event,” said Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast. “I want to thank Dr. Charles Stanley for graciously hosting the event at First Baptist Church. I was amazed to witness such a clear outpouring of love by the Christian community for the Jewish people and Israel.

“The presence of so many local rabbis and Jewish leaders was a testament to the strong alliance between Jews and Christians who support Israel. For me, one of the most profound moments happened when Pastor John Hagee proclaimed before an audience that included several Holocaust survivors his resolve to fight against anti-Semitism and stand up for the Jewish people now and forever. I thank CUFI for all it has done for Israel over the past several years.”

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