David Brog

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<youtube size="tiny" align="right" caption="David Brog introduced by John Hagee at CUFI Conference">yaO0wqFhfas</youtube> Referred to as "CUFI's lobbyist in Washington," [1] David Brog is the executive director of Christians United for Israel. Working in the US Senate for 7 years, Brog was previously the chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Formally trained as a lawyer, Brog has lived and worked in the US and Israel.[2] Although he works for an organization that has been criticized by Israeli Rabbis and Jews for allegedly aiming to convert Jews to Christianity,[3] Brog is Jewish himself[4] and the cousin of former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Barak.[4] He as admitted that he is more comfortable among evangelicals than Jews:

I was a Democrat as late as law school, and when I started off in the political world I was an Arlen Specter Republican. But over the years I've really continued to become more conservative. I don't think my views on social issues line up with those in the Jewish community anymore.[5]

Christians United for Israel

In 2006 Brog informed investigative journalist Max Blumenthal that the White House had convened a series of "off-the-record meetings" about Middle East policy with the leaders of CUFI: "David Brog, told me that during the meetings, CUFI representatives pressed White House officials to adopt a more confrontational posture toward Iran, refuse aid to the Palestinians and give Israel a free hand as it ramped up its military conflict with Hezbollah."[5] Brog is known for connecting members of CUFI with congress members for the specific purpose of lobbying them towards supporting causes CUFI endorses:

The fact that sacred history is alive to evangelicals can make them powerful advocates for the modern state of Israel. Their witness extends beyond the congregations, small churches, and mega-cathedrals spread throughout the country and now reaches all the way to Washington, D.C., where Brog shows them how to put their philo-Semitism to practical use. “When they come up to meet with their congressmen or senators,” says Brog, “we share with them the details of timely legislation like the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act.” That is to say, they show them how to support it.[6]






  • David@DavidBrog.com


  • In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity (2010)
  • Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State (2006)


  1. Max Blumenthal, "Birth Pangs of a New Christian Zionism", The Nation, 8 August 2006
  2. David Brog, "About", David Brog Website, accessed on 3 September 2010
  3. Josef Federman, "Rabbis Criticize Evangelicals in Israel", Associated Press, 10 May 2004
  4. 4.0 4.1 Q&A, "http://www.haaretz.com/news/david-brog-on-why-christians-support-the-jewish-state-1.186992", Haaretz, 7 May 2006
  5. 5.0 5.1 Max Blumenthal, "Birth Pangs of a New Christian Zionism", The Nation, 14 August 2006 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "MB" defined multiple times with different content
  6. Lee Smith, "Friends in Deed", Tablet Magazine, 16 March 2010