Date: April 14, 2018 04:21PM
There were app 300 students and members of TSCC attending the conference they held at the BYU-Jerusalem center. The students live in the facility itself. The church official position is that the "students are safe" there. It isn't considered safe enough for Nelson or his entourage to remain.
Kind of like how they send kids as missionaries all over the world to danger zones, and that's okay. But you won't see them traveling to the same places under the same conditions.
It's cowardice IMO. And they are Candy Asses.
"Students at the church’s BYU Jerusalem Center will remain in Jerusalem, where they are safe in the eight-level building set on five acres on Mount Scopus, overlooking the Mount of Olives and the Old City.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who accompanied President Nelson on the tour, said the church is very conservative and would never put President Nelson, those traveling with him or students at the BYU Jerusalem Center at risk." (And yet they ARE leaving the students at the Jerusalem center *at risk.*) LIARS.https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900015841/president-nelson-cancels-visits-to-local-sites-leaves-jerusalem-as-tensions-rise-in-middle-east.html