Actor and singer Justin Timberlake posted a photo of himself at the Western Wall on his Instagram account ahead of a concert in Tel Aviv Wednesday night. In the caption of the photo, Timberlake used the hashtag “Israel” and he has come under fire for his use of the word.
“Speaking of hate, somebody we don’t usually talk about on this program, Justin Timberlake, went to do a concert in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night and he was criticized for tweeting a picture of him at the Western Wall praying,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now what’s the problem with that? What do you think the problem is with that?”
Below is the photo Timberlake posted. The caption reads: “The Holy Land… What an experience. I will never forget this day. #Israel”
The photo quickly racked up some 200,000 ‘likes,’ but it also received a tremendous amount of backlash from those who were offended Timberlake referenced Israel – not Palestine.
“FYI , it’s called #PALESTINE,” Instagram user remihattab wrote.
“Theres noland called israel be sure of that , its palestine and forever,” user shamasadnan posted.
“Oh, so the whole thing – even the Western Wall – is Palestine,” Pat asked. “That’s the problem?”
After discussing the story on radio, Glenn took to his own Twitter and Instagram accounts to show his support of Timberlake.
Israel then, Israel now and Israel forever. Not my promise, but God's. pic.twitter.com/iMzEwCCTQq
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) May 28, 2014