Op/Ed: The right kind of friend for Israel

by Mike Evans

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Jerusalem never did like Jeremiah. The prophet was threatened and attacked by his own brothers, was beaten up at the order of a priest in the Temple and was imprisoned by the king – all for delivering the word of God that people did not want to hear.

A modern-day Jeremiah has had to contend with the equivalent. The liberal-leftist media in Israel has stooped to a new low in demonizing Glenn Beck before his “Restoring Courage” rallies in Caesarea and Jerusalem. Their false statements abounded, such as those concerning his relationship with his former Fox network.

The simple truth is that he is launching his own network, GBTV, with the assistance of a number of Fox execs who left with him. In fact, Fox and Beck’s production company, Mercury Radio Arts, have announced plans to produce joint TV projects that will be shown on Fox News.

Israelis may not be too familiar with Beck, but they should know that a Gallup poll last year found that more Americans admired him than admired the pope. The same poll found Beck more admired than Billy Graham, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush. Beck did come in a close second behind Nelson Mandela.

Another specious charge by the liberal-Left media cabal was that Senator Joe Lieberman decided not to participate in “Restoring Courage” due to so-called ideological reasons. In fact, a family crisis made it impossible for the senator to attend.

This kind of low-grade reporting just shows how Israel has been living in the media stone age for far too long. Instead of repeating Abba Eban’s quip about the Palestinians never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity, Israel’s information apparatus should wake up to the fact that it is the one missing one opportunity after another.

If the Palestinians had not been able to display their narrative all the way up to next month’s General Assembly, in the absence of Israel’s narrative, you wouldn’t need a Glenn Beck to come here and lead a rally to restore anything.

No Christian has ever risked more of his reputation and resources, or put his life on the line to the degree that Glenn Beck has for Israel. How dumb can the liberal-Left media be? Beck is seen and heard on more than 2,000 TV and radio stations and via 16 satellites.

The main event of “Restoring Courage” took place on Wednesday night. It was a worldwide media event viewed by more than 1,000 viewing parties in more than 60 countries. These include the UK, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Expressions of support have come in from across the US political spectrum, including Lieberman, publisher Mort Zuckerman and Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Thanks to Beck, you can be sure that this worldwide audience got a rare glimpse at the beauty of Israel. Aside from restoring courage, events like this are what both religious and secular Israelis pray for: golden opportunities to promote tourism, to encourage the world to buy Israeli products, and see the kind and loving nation that actually lives here, unlike the image that anti-Semites like to promote.

You might wonder who is pulling the strings when such a man as Glenn Beck is so persecuted. Perhaps his own Via Dolorosa is connected to another street – J Street.

As a speaker at two “Restoring Courage” events, I had something to say from the evangelical point of view. But it was a Jewish speaker, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of Efrat, who simply and eloquently described Beck as “a deeply patriotic American, a true friend of Israel.”

He expressed what I would like to think are the true feelings of Israelis. “We are not alone,” Riskin said. “We are profoundly grateful for your courage to love us and stand with us.”

The Left-liberal media like to point out how Beck is often overcome with emotion to the point of weeping. Well, even though Jeremiah was called the “weeping prophet” because of his lamentations, he also gave Israel a positive message, in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans that I have for you… declares the Lord,” plans for your welfare and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.

Mike Evans is a New York Times bestselling author and has served for decades as a key liaison between millions of evangelical Christians and Israel.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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