After Glenn’s speech at the Knesset, he went with Pat, Joe, Dan and others over to a reception in East Jerusalem – an area filled with a number of angry, pro-Palestinian radicals. What could go wrong?
Glenn described as he pulled up to the house that there was a huge gate, and razor wire fence all around the complex. As they entered, they noticed multiple security guards before heading up to a gorgeous balcony filled with about a hundred people, according to Glenn and Pat.
“They're making a presentation. And I'm trying to listen, but as I'm trying to listen to what they're saying, I'm hearing the shouts in Arabic,” Glenn described. “It sounded more like: Let's kill all those people on the roof.”
“It did sound like that only they're saying it in Arabic so we couldn't really tell exactly what they were shouting, but they were shouting at us because at the reception, as they're introducing you, they're on a loud speaker,” Pat explained.
While Glenn said the view was beautiful on the balcony and he felt very safe, he said he saw Joe, his Chief of Staff, looking over the ledge with a very concerned and worried look. Joe told Glenn that it appeared that Arab youths were gathering in the streets and throwing chairs in their direction.
And in the distance, Glenn heard gunshots – but at first thought they were fireworks. And while people at the reception suggested it might be part of a wedding celebration, Glenn was not convinced when he went on radio this morning.
“You've heard of shotgun weddings, this is a little different. This is a machine gun wedding,” Glenn joked.
That night, they went home and slept – but after those events the rest of the crew were a little wary of heading into some of the controversial areas Glenn had planned to visit. While they stayed behind, Glenn was undeterred and headed to Gaza the next morning.