Last week’s annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB 2023) brought together more than 4,000 Christian communicators at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) was proud to once again co-sponsor the convention’s “Breakfast to Honor Israel,” which drew a sold-out crowd of more than 300 people. The theme of the breakfast was celebrating of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the modern Jewish state.
Other co-sponsors included the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) and InGrace Ministries.
In his remarks at the event, EJ Kimball — CAM’s Director of Christian Engagement — spoke about the importance of confronting antisemitism at a time of rising Jew-hatred both across the U.S. and around the world. Quoting Proverbs 3:25, he said, “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes.”
He also referred to recent positive developments in the Middle East, including the signing of the Abraham Accords. Kimball highlighted the announcement by the United Arab Emirates earlier this year of a national mandate for all primary and secondary school curricula to include Holocaust education.
“This will lead to a future generation unshackled by the generations of lies that have permeated the Arab world,” Kimball said.
Furthermore, Kimball urged breakfast attendees to spread awareness of Jewish American Heritage Month, which occurs every May.
Elan Carr — CAM Advisory Board Member and former U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism — gave keynote remarks at the breakfast. He recalled his trip in April to Poland for the March of the Living at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, after which he continued on to Israel.
“Israel is the most decent, beautiful, and godly response to the evil of the Holocaust,” he remarked.
“Antisemitism is the chief manifestation of ungodliness,” Carr declared. “The enemies of God don’t rest, so we must double down and not rest. Champion godliness when godliness is under attack.”
Additionally, he emphasized the need to mark Jewish American Heritage Month, calling it “America’s best kept secret.”
CAM also participated in the NRB convention’s “Latino Leaders Summit,” with Director of Hispanic Outreach Shay Salamon joining a panel discussion on the topic of “The Role of the Church and the Media in the Face of the Anti-Israel Movement.”
The conversation was moderated by news anchor Flor Robledo, and other panelists included Jesse Rojo, Director of Philos Latino, and Consul Yael Golan, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism’s Director of the U.S. South Region.
“As we see new trends of antisemitism in various groups in the U.S., we at CAM are concerned about these expressions of hatred, especially among Gen Z in the Hispanic population,” Salamon said. “Now is a critical time to cooperate between our organizations and prevent this snowball from continuing to grow.”
CAM has been represented the past four years at the NRB convention and is building a broad base of evangelical Christian support for global efforts to combat antisemitism.