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June 1, 2017

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NRB President Says Jerusalem ‘Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip’

WASHINGTON (NRB) — In response to President Trump’s decision to delay relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement today:

“U.S. administrations have delayed enforcing the law for 20 years and to what effect? America’s recognition of the capital city of our foremost and only democratic ally in the Middle East should not be a bargaining chip. I am disappointed, but I take the President at his word that this is only a delay in delivering on his promise.”

Johnson participated in a Jerusalem Day press conference on May 23 in Washington, D.C., in which he joined other leaders in calling for the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in accordance with the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.

At Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in February, the association’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for Israel. The Board called on NRB members to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and for the U.S. “to stand steadfastly by Israel, even as others malign, abandon, or attack her.” They also urged Christians to “reject and guard against the dangerous Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”


About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 18, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, February 27-March 2, 2018. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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