Why is Glenn in Israel?

Glenn took a trip out the country this past weekend, and explained why he made the journey to the other side of the world on radio this morning.

“I only know one successful democracy, if you will, in the entire Middle East, one that doesn't stone homosexuals, force its women not to drive or go outside of their homes without a man by their side, and that's Israel. It's the only one I know,” Glenn said.

“Me not being Jewish, me not being a minority, me growing up in the tulip capital of the world outside of Holland, I really haven't had a tough life. I really haven't had many problems. I've never really experienced any kind of discrimination.”

“But I have sensed things, because I am a student of history, and trouble is coming. And trouble is coming all over the world because there is a fight for democracy and not a fight for freedom.”

Glenn said that freedom and democracy are two very different things. “Everybody in the world is touting democracy. It's not democracy that people are rioting for. They don't want that one chance to vote. What people are rioting for here in the Middle East is freedom, and it is a it is a feeling that is sweeping the world. They want freedom. What is it that you have a problem with our own government? That they are bit by bit, little by little taking your freedom? Not your democracy. Your freedom. And democracy and freedom are two different things,” he said.

“It's Memorial Day on Monday and I wanted to be here for the sirens. At 11:00 on Memorial Day sirens all across Israel go off, and the entire country comes to a halt for two whole minutes. I don't care if you're at an airport as I was. I actually wanted to be on the highway. I was at the airport. Others in our party were on the highway already. And the entire country stops for two minutes. If you're driving in a car, even the radio stations play the sirens and you pull your car over. No one will pass you. Everyone stops for two minutes. And they reflect for two minutes. On those who died fighting for freedom. That's significant.”

“And in those two minutes I wasn't reflecting on those who died for freedom here in Israel. Maybe I should have, but I didn't. I was reflecting on us. I was reflecting on America. Would America pull their car over for two minutes. Would all commerce stop for two minutes. Would people in the malls stop for two minutes. Would everyone stop for two minutes.”

“I thought I could relate to a group of people feeling alone in the Middle East, but until last night I was standing at the Temple Mount there by the Western Wall and I was listening to this jubilant celebration of people praying and celebrating, praying and praising that they had freedom. A man and his son walked up to me and he shook my hand and he smiled and he said, God bless you. And I said God bless you, sir. And he said, I wanted to thank you for what you say and what you do. And I said, not a problem, sir. And he said, we're very alone here. Thank you. I couldn't speak,” Glenn explained.

“I see a difference in the Middle East and from the Israelis. And that is... the same kind of thing that I'm sensing quite honestly from big members of faith that have very little in common when it comes to theology and that is, connect. We have got to connect.”

“ I can tell you what's coming over the horizon, and trouble, trouble is coming over the horizon. Old hatreds are coming over the horizon and they are going to make sense to you when they do. And I'm telling you now it's a well laid plan.”

Glenn explained that there are problems across the globe, and he feels that eventually people will be looking for someone to blame. In the past, that has traditionally been the Jewish people.

Glenn used the example of high gas process to make his point. He said that there will be a time when gas prices are $10, and someone will make the argument that its somehow Israel’s fault and their unwillingness to divide up their country. It will be their fault for not giving up land to the Palestinians or their fault for perpetuating conflict by not giving up Jerusalem.

“When that happens and someone comes to you and says, it's the Jews, it's Israel, if they would just give up Jerusalem, if they would just divide Jerusalem, it is coming.”

Glenn said that at some point someone will say it’s “their fault”, whether it be the Jewish people or another persecuted group. And you will have to make a choice between giving up a people, like the Jewish people, for security or cheaper gas or some other thing not yet known – or you choose to make a stand.

“I bring you this message from Israel. They are grateful that they have freedom. They recognize the people that gave them their freedom. Their arms are reaching out. Is there anyone there to answer the call? Will anyone stand with Israel?”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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