Pat Robertson Receives Zionist Award

July 10, 2002

Pat Robertson to be presented with the State of Israel Friendship Award by the Chicago chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 10, 2002- Pat Robertson will be honored by the Chicago chapter of the ZOA for his consistent support of Israel with the State of Israel Friendship Award on Sunday, July 14.

Robertson has been an enthusiastic and vigorous supporter of Jewish causes throughout all his years of public service. He frequently voices his support for Israel's war against terrorism and her inalienable right to exist as a free, democratic society on his national television broadcast, The 700 Club.

As a result of his unyielding support, Robertson has also been recognized with the Millennium Jerusalem 2000 Council Award by the State of Israel Jerusalem Heritage Study Programs, Defender of Israel Award in 1994 by the Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign, and the Distinguished Merit of Citation Award in 1979 by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

On his numerous trips to Israel, Dr. Robertson has met with such dignitaries as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Chairman Yasser Arafat, and Israeli spokesman Dori Gold.

The Zionist Organization is a 103-year-old organization whose mission is to build bridges of understanding between the people of the United States and the nation of Israel by stressing the shared democratic values of our two societies.

The 700 Club is a television magazine show featuring information, inspiration and practical advice for daily living. The program is also carried on ABC Family, FamilyNet, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and numerous other U.S. television stations.