The Gulf states should offer to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel rather than threatening to cut burgeoning ties out of anger over Israeli annexation plans and the US peace initiative, Pastor John Hagee told The Jerusalem Post.

“The Gulf states, who are claiming that Israeli ‘annexation’ would lead to an end to their not-so-secret relations with Israel, ought to put their requests in a positive light,” said Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel. “Rather than threaten to walk away, they should publicly and formally offer normalization of ties between the broader Arab world and Israel if Israel gives the Palestinians a set period of time to return to the negotiating table in good faith.

“But there must be an understanding that if the PA walks away, ‘annexation’ will then have no impact on broader Arab-Israeli ties,” he said.

Hagee and his 8.5-million-member Christians United for Israel (CUFI) support the Trump peace plan “in its entirety” and would back up Israel if it decides to apply sovereignty to the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

“CUFI stands with the decisions of the democratically elected government of Israel. We don’t weigh in on internal debates, whether they are between average citizens or generals,” he told the Post ahead of the organization’s annual conference, which will take place June 28-30.

“If the government decides to move forward soon, they will have our support,” he said.

Read the full article at Jerusalem Post

Become a member of CUFI and receive these mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin

Related Articles:

“Jewish communities have never been ones to take adversity lying down” says PM in Rosh Hashanah message

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a message to the Jewish community ahead of Rosh Hashanah with a special focus on the challenges surrounding this year's High Holy Days amid...

Israel enters second national lockdown on Rosh Hashanah

Israel's first national lockdown was the first night of Passover. Now, on the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, or Feast of Trumpets, Israelis will enter a second nationwide...

Pro-Palestinian protesters try to intimidate pro-Israel supporters outside White House

Pro-Palestinian/Anti-Israel protesters tried to intimidate and clash with pro-Israel protesters in Washington this week as Israel as the "Abraham Accords" were signed at the...

29 German officers suspended for sharing photos of Adolf Hitler

A German police force has suspended 29 officers after they shared pictures of Adolf Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers, officials have confirmed. The...

Weapons factory in Gaza and Hamas training facility destroyed in IDF strikes

The IDF released footage Wednesday morning from a series of airstrikes carried out during the night in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in response to two waves of rocket attacks...

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.