Glenn announced on radio this morning that the ‘Restoring Courage’ event would no longer be held at the Southern Wall at the Temple Mount on August 24th, 2011.
“Last week when I returned from Israel, I hinted at something. I was hoping for a different outcome, but I in my heart of hearts knew,” Glenn explained.
Glenn said that when he initially chose the venue, many members of his security staff and personal advisers warned him that the site would be very controversial and potentially dangerous. Glenn, however, felt like he had to try and host the event there. “I truly believe it was selected for me. I don't think I really had a choice. Everyone advised me, no, no, no, it can't be done. And I said, ‘Well, let's just try.’ And all of the doors were opened to us. And in a remarkable fashion,” Glenn said
Concerns were raised again during Glenn’s recent trip to Israel, and Glenn said that since he returned to the states he and his team have been asked to move the event. “We have been asked if we would move the site. I concur, because courage must be coupled with wisdom, and the last thing we want to happen is for anyone to be injured in any way, or there to be any kind of conflict.”
“I am not going to put you or me or anybody else that believes in peace but will stand firmly, firmly in the way of violence, in the way of evil and deceit and lies. I'm not going to put any of us in jeopardy,” Glenn added.
Glenn told listeners on radio last Friday that a large number of people would be at the Temple Mount on August 24th as part of the observance of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.
Despite the change in location, Glenn promised that the event would still have a strong program. “It is a program that I believe will be remembered by millions in the world as a turning point in their own personal life and their world.”
Glenn promised that details on the new location would be coming in the next few days.
“I want you to know that it’s happening and we would like millions to be viewing it,” Glenn said.
Official Press Release:
GLENN BECK TO ANNOUNCE NEW VENUE FOR AUGUST 24TH JERUSALEM “RESTORING COURAGE” EVENT
(JERUSALEM- July 18, 2011)- Organizers of the August 24th “Restoring Courage” rally to be hosted in Jerusalem by Glenn Beck announced today that the event will no longer take place at the Southern Wall excavation site as originally planned.
On his radio show broadcast today (Monday, July 18th,) Beck said the decision was made in close consultation with Israeli officials for reasons of security and respect for Ramadan prayers near the original site.
Organizers said that an alternate venue, also located in Jerusalem, will be announced in the coming days.