Glen Beck smiling 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post)
US broadcaster Glenn Beck announced at a Jerusalem rally on Wednesday that he is
forming a new global movement that will seek to defend Israel from the United
Nations and human rights organizations around the world.
Courage” rally attracted more than 1,000 American Evangelical Christians and
right-wing Israelis to the Southern Wall excavation site in the Old City.
Additional crowds watched the event at Jerusalem’s Safra Square and at more than
1,400 viewing parties in 60 countries around the world, including China and
Beck moves up Jerusalem event due to Ramadan
Beck gets it right when it comes to the big picture issues
Speaking above the din of Peace Now activists
protesting the event,
Beck enthralled the crowd with his praise for the people of Israel and his
condemnations of critics of the Jewish state.
“In Israel, there is more
courage in one small square mile than in all of Europe,” Beck said. “In Israel,
there is more courage in one soldier than in the combined cold hearts of all the
bureaucrats in the United Nations.
“In Israel you can find people
standing against incredible odds against the entire tide of world opinion just
because it’s right, just because it’s just and just because it’s
Turning to the UN, Beck said the “so-called leaders of the world”
talk about human rights while they abuse the meaning of the concept by
condemning democratic Israel while ignoring dictatorships that murder their own
people like Libya, Syria, and North Korea.
“The cause of human rights has
been taken over by individuals who share little with those who originally led
those movements,” he said.
“These organizations have become bullies and
grotesque parodies of what they claim to represent. They criticize free nations
and they spare the unfree. They are nearly comical in their double
Whatever moral force they had is spent, and so today, we
Beck said his new global movement, which will be based in
Texas, aimed to “take back the phrase ‘human rights,’ and put it back where it
The Jerusalem speech was just the first stop in a global tour
launching the movement that will take him to South Africa and South America
before a major event in Texas on Sunday. Beck will broadcast his show from
Continued from Page 1 Thursday to remind people about the horrors of apartheid
and categorically reject attempts by Israel’s adversaries to call Israel an
Beck’s main message to Israelis was to have confidence
they are in the right and critics of the state are wrong.
Israelis are beginning to believe the lies and believe that if they do a little
of this or this, maybe it will go away,” Beck said. “Do not lose hope. Do not
lose confidence in yourself. You must have courage. You must have knowledge that
God led you to this land and that God is not a stranger to the children of
The rally began at 5 p.m., and finished before dark in order to
accommodate thousands of Muslims who came to the Temple Mount for Ramadan
prayers. Beck included the Muslim history of Jerusalem, in addition to its
Jewish and Christian past, when telling the story of the holy
Awards were presented at the event to the mayor of Itamar in honor
of the remaining members of the Fogel family, whose parents and siblings were
murdered there in March, to the Jewish and Arab owners of a Haifa restaurant
blown up by terrorists and to Jerusalem supermarket magnate Rami Levi for
encouraging coexistence at his branch in Gush Etzion.
A letter was read
aloud at the event from Muslim Sheikh Abdel-Khaer Jabari of Hebron, who is a
wellknown defender of Israel.
“You are congratulated for organizing a
rally of Jews and Christians standing for Israel,” Jabari wrote. “I greet you
with the courage of a loving friend. May we truly act arm in arm together and
bring the one God to the universe united in peace.”