Skip to comments.Why is Glenn Beck going to Israel?
Posted on 08/22/2011 6:48:50 AM PDT by Former Fetus
In its long slog through history, the Jewish caravan has acquired a lot of improbable and colorful camp followers, from Bulan, king of the Khazars, to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Lately, conservative commentator and former Fox News TV personality Glenn Beck has joined their ranks. This week, he's setting up his tent in the Holy Land for three televised Zionist rallies, dubbed Restoring Courage, in Jerusalem and the ancient Mediterranean port city of Caesarea. They are a sequel to the mass Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial a year ago.
Beck is traveling with letters of commendation from Jewish leaders such as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman; conservative Christians such as the Rev. John Hagee, the head of Christians United for Israel; and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a newly declared GOP presidential contender.
These wont be massive gatherings like the one in Washington last year, Beck told me in a telephone interview. (Crowd estimates for that event ranged from 80,000 to more than 300,000.) These will be ticketed events, specifically targeted at Christians around the world, via the Internet.
In our interview, Beck said that the tour would be attended by four presidential candidates, half a dozen to a dozen senators and about three dozen congressmen, although he declined to name any of the participants. A few days later, Josh Rafael, his spokesman, called to say that, in fact, Beck wasnt sure which high-ranking American politicians, if any, would be there. In any case, Beck doesnt plan to share the lectern. This is his forum and, perhaps, his chance to make a bid for leadership of the growing Christian Zionist movement in the United States and around the world. Leading that movement could mean leading conservative Christians in this country as a whole.
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Genn is a contradiction. Mormons are about as Christian as Jews are and having letters from LIEberman is a great help in identifying Glenn. It would be best if he converted to Judaism.
Well, since mormons think they are the “chosen”, he wont have to to.
I do not think this trip is just about religion but in showing support to our allies.
Herman Cain is going there as well. He wrote in his Facebook:
In California today and heading to Israel this week with my wife, Gloria. It has been a lifelong dream of ours to take a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Will also be attending Glenn Beck’s rally while there.
From the first night of meetings...
I've called and e-mailed 3 Jewish organizations or synagogues and not gotten ONE response. The one I called and got through to...the minute I said Glenn Beck, they changed their tone to negative. I said, "Why put so much emphasis on the messenger, and not value the message and efforts???" I was shocked. I had to ask a neighbor why I keep getting this response. I couldn't understand the resistance. She tried to explain to me that the modern Jewish followers are more socialistic in nature and therefore, that explains their gravitation to the Dem party, as well.
So Sad. I was really trying to help.
...well, just damn...why does anyone go anywhere? Maybe he wants to?...and has the money to go?...a little vacation?....or probably, its just as you say..
...and is giving Israel and Netanyahu a little respect and support, unlike the fearless "leaders" of the Zer0 regime.....
...someone has to do it...why not Glenn Beck?
He’s a weird dude. I’ve always thought he has some screws loose. A nutty genius.
We can gather from the fact that Beck's spokesman called a Chafetz "a few days later", that this interview took place well before the event. The question is, how long ago did it take place. When Beck first announced this event, many people jumped on board but then backed off for various reasons.
He specifically mentioned Israeli police concerns that they couldn't guarantee the safety of Beck's guests especially those of the high-profile nature. Beck's venue was moved just a few short weeks before the event for the same reason.
Chafetz wrote a decent book recently so I'm kind of surprised at the somewhat snarfy tone of this column.
Or am I just being too sensitive?
This could be the result of our collective prayers for “EXPOSURE” of the truth, of evil, and of those of true faith. I’m glad Glenn is shining the light on them all.
I'm not sure that's an appropriate theme. Considering the physical environment in which the Israelis live, there doesn't appear to be a lack of courage...thus no need to "restore" courage.
I also think the Israelis are miles ahead of many of our political leaders when it comes to courage.
Big Dan, from “Oh Brother, Where art Thou”:
I like you. I’m gonna propose you a proposition.
You cover my bill for now, get your dinner wrapped picnic-style
and we’ll retire to more private environs,
where I’ll reveal how to make vast amounts of money
in the service of God Almighty.
I think that the JRW is making a mistake by trying to equate Glenn’s support of Israel with an entirely religious statement.
Beck is making a proclamation about common conservative values; belief in God is just one of these values, but it is entirely secondary to the belief in freedom from tyranny. His goal is to create a global movement based upon these shared values, as a means of fighting back against the global socialist movement.
he is wierd but I like him. In fact I only watch Fox news less than half as much since he left. I worry for the people attending and woder what the Muslims plan to do about it. Glad I am not working for the Isreali security for the event.
"It's all about the money, boys!"
I'm afraid many "Jews" are more politically Jewish than followers of The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
He can't even speak to sentences without cursing.
Because its the right thing to do.
A while back he said something worthy of some thought. He said “Not only will God know who stands with Israel, He’ll know why.”
Glen Beck may be very informed about U.S. history, but you are right he is a complete nut job.