By Paul Miller, Originally published in Breitbart.com
With the rise in anti-Israel (anti-Semitic) activities capturing more headlines in recent years, especially on college campuses, Christians United For Israel is combating the trend with a new program that has been part of the Progressive playbook for nearly a generation.
CUFI, the largest pro-Israel organization in the country, has developed a diversity outreach program geared toward millennials and minorities, especially on college campuses and within churches.
“Israel is multicultural, multiracial, diverse and tolerant. This truth is the most powerful antidote to the apartheid lie. We’re devoted to aggressively disseminating this truth to everyone. Thus we’ve assembled a team as diverse as Israel itself,” explained David Brog, CUFI’s executive director. “We’re targeting everyone, but placing a special emphasis on millennials because they are being aggressively targeted with the anti-Israel lies. And we’re also very purposeful about reaching out to African-Americans and Hispanics since they are also being targeted with this Israel-as-settler-Europeans myth.”
Brog, who is Jewish, takes great pride in the team he has assembled.
“Non-Jewish supporters of Israel — especially Zionists of color — challenge all of the false stereotypes about Israel and her supporters simply by showing up. They can change the debate about Israel because students actually listen to them. That’s why CUFI – a pro-Israel movement as racially and religiously diverse as Israel itself – is uniquely positioned to turn the tide against BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel).”