Terror in France; Plus, The Watchman Gearing Up For CUFI Summit July 18-19th
The Summer of 2016 has already been a tumultuous one, in America and around the world. And it’s barely halfway done.
The horrific terror attack in Nice, France Thursday evening was just the latest in a rapidly growing list of Islamic terrorist massacres here in Europe and the United States. Who will finally step forward with a decisive strategy and the fortitude to defeat this existential threat? We are living in a Winston Churchill moment in a West whose leadership ranks are filled with Chamberlains. With the very notable exception of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–whose tiny nation stands as the front line of defense for Western civilization–is there any head of state in the West who has proven up to the task? Certainly not the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
With the West coming under increasing fire, the Middle East quite literally on fire, and the enemies of our great friend and ally Israel emboldened, I can’t think of a better time for Christians United for Israel’s 11th annual Washington Summit to hit the DC Convention Center. It’s the “Big One” that I circle on my calendar each year, and it all goes down next Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th, at the Washington Convention Center, in the heart of our nation’s capital.
Pastor John Hagee, Dr. David Jeremiah, Col. Oliver North of Fox News and Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, are just some of the great speakers that will address an audience of thousands of pro-Israel Christians and Jews who will pack the DC Convention Center for two days of great information and oratory and the opportunity to lobby their elected representatives nearby on Capitol Hill.
I have attended every CUFI Summit since the very first one back in 2006, initially as a reporter covering the event, and then as a speaker. It is always an incredibly informative, uplifting and rousing event, and as I like to say each year, the Holy Spirit is definitely in the building. Now that I’m proud to call CUFI my full time home, this year’s Summit holds even more meaning for me.
I’m honored to once again speak at the Middle East briefing on Monday afternoon, July 18th, alongside Col. Oliver North, Israel Defense Forces Major Elliot Chodoff and Col. Richard Kemp, former commander of British Special Forces in Afghanistan. I’ll also be emceeing the Night to Honor Israel event that evening, and speaking at various other spots around the Convention Center over the course of the two days: not to mention doing a bunch of interviews and filming for “The Watchman” show, which you can catch every Thursday night at 11:30 pm EST, exclusively on TBN. Btw, there is still time to register for the CUFI Summit at a special discounted rate: just click here.
Speaking of TBN, I’ll be guest hosting the “Praise the Lord” show from DC along with my friend Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on Sunday, July 17th. We’ll be featuring a host of great guests from the CUFI Summit plus some well known political figures. Air date coming soon.
And in case you missed last week’s program, featuring legendary former Soviet dissident and freedom fighter Natan Sharansky, click on the viewer below to watch.