Jon Voight slams Palestinian terror at Glenn Beck event

In Jerusalem, oscar-winning American actor receives standing ovation, praises Israel, condemns terror attacks.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 22, 2011 21:45
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Oscar-winning American actor Jon Voight slammed Palestinian terrorism Monday, at a Jerusalem event about the Holocaust organized by broadcaster Glenn Beck.

Voight, who is not Jewish, praised Israel and the Jewish people in his speech. He made reference to suicide bombings and to the March 11 slayings of the Fogel family in Itamar.

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“How have we come to a time when blowing up babies and cutting their throats are an acceptable means to a political goal?” Voight asked.

“I feel complete contempt for anyone not intelligent enough to see that the media propaganda portraying the Palestinians as victims endangers the state of Israel.

“We are facing a new holocaust, and people of all faiths must demand that the truth be heard. The Palestinian radicals have only one prayer on their lips: To remove every Jew from Israel.”

Voight received a standing ovation for saying “We will not bend to terrorism in any way, shape, or form for the sake of peace.”

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The event, which was carried on Beck’s new television network, featured a film about Holocaust survivor Rudy Wolf’s visit to his childhood home in Germany. Speakers at the event noted the significance of holding a Holocaust themed evening at the former Jerusalem train station after world armies did not bomb the tracks to Auschwitz in World War II.

“If you stare evil in the eye, it’s a coward,” Beck told the crowd of American Christians who came to Israel for the series of three events he organized.

“If you confront your biggest fear, it goes away. It’s not enough to remember the Holocaust, because it has happened time and time again.

This will be the generation that stops it in its tracks and says ‘never again, we mean it.’” The final and largest event organized by Beck, Restoring Courage, is set for Wednesday at the Southern Wall excavation site in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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