Glenn Beck on radio 311.
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Peace Now on Monday called upon Knesset members to boycott Glenn Beck’s August 24 Jerusalem rally
after Beck compared the reported 200,000 people who attended the August 6
housing rally in Tel Aviv to Communists.
In a video clip from Beck’s show
titled “Radical leftists protest in Israel” that was posted on his website, Beck
mocked the protesters’ demands for guaranteed housing, raising the minimum wage,
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“That worked out
well for the Soviets,” Beck said when told about the protesters’
He suggested solving the housing shortage by building in Judea
and Samaria and questioned where the protesters’ funding came from.
even look if there is any leftist global financing involved?” Beck asked. “Do
not look to see if there is any Islamist movement that is joining
Beck then spoke about joint efforts between socialists and
Islamists in history and noted that Islamists worked together with the Nazis,
using the alternative name for the Nazi party, the National
Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Openheimer said MKs should
not attend the rally and should condemn Beck’s comments.
“What he said is
very problematic,” Openheimer said.
“Because of Netanyahu’s policies, our
only friends that we have left in the world are crazy, racist, extremist
lunatics like Glenn Beck.”