Why Christian Zionists see themselves as winners in a Gulf pact with Israel | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Why Christian Zionists see themselves as winners in a Gulf pact with Israel

In late June, John Hagee, a pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), offered Gulf states uncomfortable with Israel's plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank a simple solution: step out of the shadows and publicly embrace Israel.

"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," Hagee told the Jerusalem Post. "Rather than threaten to walk away, they should publicly and formally offer normalization of ties between the broader Arab world and Israel."

Last Thursday, when Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced they would normalise relations in exchange for Israel halting its planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, CUFI was among the first organisations to applaud the move.

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