Christians organize Night to Honor Israel June 7
By JEWISH REVIEW
article created on: 2009-05-28T00:00:00
The Portland chapter of Christians United for Israel and area congregations will welcome the public to the third annual “Night to Honor Israel” on June 7 at New Hope Community Church.
Frank Gaffney Jr., founder and president of the internationally recognized Center for Security Policy, a Washington think tank dedicated to national security and defense policy, will speak at 7 p.m.
Gaffney served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear forces and arms control policy from 1983 to 1987 and now contributes to the security policy debate. He is lead author of the acclaimed book “War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World.” Gaffney is a columnist for the Washington Times and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. He appears regularly on major TV and radio shows.
Gaffney addresses issues including denuclearization, the war on terror, the threat of Iran, and U.S. relationships with organizations espousing shariah law. He is a founding member of the Set America Free Coalition, dedicated to reducing dependence on foreign oil.
Student activist and civil rights champion Duncan Kirkwood, a graduate of Alabama State University, also will speak at the event.
“A Night to Honor Israel,” a tribute to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, is an annual event sponsored by Christians United For Israel, a coalition of more than 250,000. The “Night” has been held in 95 cities since 2006. The purpose of this non-conversionary event is to promote respect and understanding between Christians and Jews, emphasizing the values they share. CUFI urges Christians to “stand up for Israel and protect Israel’s six million Jews from the second Holocaust.”
“A Night to Honor Israel” begins at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road, Portland. Tickets are $10 each in advance and are available through cufipdx.org. Or call 503-351-2839 for information.