John Hagee Issues Urgent Prayer Request for Israel After Meeting With the White House

Jason Greenblatt with John Hagee
Jason Greenblatt with John Hagee (CUFI/Twitter)

Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, issued an urgent prayer request after meeting with White House officials about their plan for Israel and the Middle East.

"Our topic of discussion was discussing the forthcoming peace plan concerning Israel. Israel and the Jewish people need our prayers and our advocacy like never before," Hagee says in a video posted to the CUFI Twitter page. "The Bible gives the command, 'For Zion's sake, I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake, I will not keep my peace.' I urge you tonight to pray for the peace of Jerusalem."

Hagee was one of several major charismatic leaders in attendance, including Jentezen Franklin, Paula White and Lance Wallnau.

The Trump administration has a Middle East peace plan in the works, but will not reveal details until after the Israeli elections in April.

Jason Greenblatt, assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations, has been heavily involved with the plan.

"We will be presenting a plan that is fair, realistic and implementable, and something that could improve lives for Israelis, Palestinians and the region dramatically," Greenblatt said. "There will have to be compromises, of course — the two sides cannot reach a comprehensive peace agreement without compromises. Whether we can achieve this remains to be seen."

Greenblatt told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he hopes that people on the outside "will focus on the good, and see the possibilities of a brighter future. And if the two sides are willing to engage, they will be the ones to work through the tough issues."

He continued: "We've developed an economic plan in addition to the political plan, which is essential to not only make the political plan successful, but to make sure they can have the kinds of lives both Israelis and Palestinians deserve. The economic plan is essential to any success of the political plan."

Greenblatt also thanked charismatic leaders for their support.

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