M. G. "Pat" Robertson has achieved national and international recognition as a religious broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, religious leader, businessman, and author. He is the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Inc., and founder of International Family Entertainment Inc., Regent University, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, American Center for Law and Justice, The Flying Hospital, Inc. and several other organizations and broadcast entities.
Throughout his career Robertson has been a staunch supporter of Israel and has raised millions in funding, giving to dozens of pro-Israel projects and organizations throughout his career. In recognition of his steadfast support for the nation of Israel, Robertson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Support of Israel in 2008 by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. In July 2002, Robertson was presented with The State of Israel Friendship Award by the Chicago chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.
…Evangelical Christians support Israel because we believe that the words of Moses and the ancient prophets of Israel were inspired by God. We believe that the emergence of a Jewish state in the land promised by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ordained by God. We believe that God has a plan for this nation, which He intends to be a blessing to all the nations of the earth…Pat Robertson
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