CUFI Action Fund Urges Turkey's Elimination from F-35 Program

Last week, members of the organization went to Capitol Hill and lobbied in support of The Eastern Mediterranean Security and Partnership Act.

July 13, 2019 13:50
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CUFI's John Hagee. (photo credit: JNS.ORG)


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 WASHINGTON – Following the recent delivery of S-400 missile system from Russia to Turkey, the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund called Congress to stop the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

The CUFI Action Fund is a nonprofit that is promotes its pro-Israel agenda among elected officials. 

"Under the leadership of President Erodgan, Turkey continues its regression away from democratic values and towards pariah status. The country's economy is paying the price, and now so too must its military. Turkey must be removed from the F-35 program," said CUFI Action Fund chairwoman Sandra Parker.

She added that the organization commends the bipartisanship leadership of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees for announcing their support for the sanctioning of Turkey under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and removing Turkey from the F-35 program.

"Likewise, [we] welcome the bipartisan statement from the House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders calling for Turkey to be eliminated from the Joint Strike Fighter program."  

Boris Zilberman is CUFI Action Fund director of Public Policy and Strategy and said in a statement that: "Turkey's continued belligerence, from this latest move to supporting terror and making common cause with America's enemies, makes the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Partnership Act even timelier. Congress should move this bill forward without delay." 

Last week, during CUFI's annual conference in Washington, organization members went to Capitol Hill and lobbied in support of The Eastern Mediterranean Security and Partnership Act.

Blue and White's second, Yair Lapid, took to twitter today to also condemn the S-400 sale to Turkey. Calling on the US to cancel their deal with Erdogen.

He tweeted, "As I warned members of Congress this past year, Turkey has ignored all threats and purchased the S400 system. The US has to cancel the F-35 deal with Turkey, otherwise nothing will stand in Turkey and Iran’s way as they learn how to neutralize America’s most advanced weaponry."

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