Israel's Deputy Speaker of the Knesset calls into radio

On the radio show this morning, Glenn spoke with Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker for the Knesset in Israel, about a wide range of topics including Iran's nuclear program, the Obama administration, and his new book Israel: The Will to Prevail.

Read the transcript of the interview below:

GLENN: Danny Danon, he is the deputy speaker of the Knesset and author of a brand‑new book that everybody should read called Israel: The Will to Prevail. The biggest problem we have in America is our will, do we have the will to do what we have to do to be able to survive and then thrive. The same question is being asked of Israel, and I will tell you, knowing the Israeli people, well, with the exception of a lot of people in Tel Aviv, knowing a lot of the Israelis, there is a will to survive, and they will.

Danny Danon is here with us now. Hi, Danny, how are you, sir?

DANON: Hi, Glenn, it's a pleasure to be on your show.

GLENN: Tell me the situation. Here we sit on September 11th, the eleventh anniversary. You probably have noticed but are probably polite enough not to point out that people in America are just kind of back to normal and we're not ‑‑ it's not like when you have a very important date in Israel where the city and the population stops to reflect. We've forgotten and now we're really not taking this threat from Iran seriously at all anymore.

DANON: Glenn, it is amazing. I meet a lot of people who tell me why should we bother about Israel? Why should we bother about the Middle East? It is not happening in our backyard. That is a mistake because if you ignore what's happening today in Israel, it will come to the shores of the United States of America. It happened eleven years ago and it will happen again. We are being attacked not because we conquered the land or we occupy the settlement. We are being attacked because of the values, because we are different. And just listen to their opinion. They say we will go after the Saturday people, the Jews, but they will go after the Sunday people, the Christians in the United States. So I think you better wake up because I think in Israel we woke up already, but over here, as you said, people are ignoring the reality.

GLENN: So why do you suppose it is? And people in your own country and Jews here in America shock me because they're different than Israelis. They don't take this, the threat, seriously about Iran, and most Americans don't. Why, why do you suppose that is?

DANON: I think that people look at the map and say, "Wow, it is so far away, why should I bother." But today with the globalization. Also the terrorists use technology. And you look at the connection and the deep relationship between Venezuela and Iran and Hezbollah. And you know, Glenn, what they have in common, all of them? And I'm writing a book about the weekly flies that fly every week from Iran to Venezuela in order to transfer (inaudible). They have in common the hatred to the USA, the hatred to Israel. And I think that you would continue to do so. So it is not so simple, if you're not somewhere far away, it can be here in South America and it can come to the shores of the United States.

GLENN: You invited me to speak at the Knesset which was one of the bigger honors of my life.

DANON: You have to come again, Glenn. It was amazing.

GLENN: Well, if President Obama wins, I will be there probably by the end of the year. And I might bring my bags with me.

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: But it was a great honor to speak and to stand with you and so many others, but I know you got a lot of heat for that. I'm not as popular over there even as I am here.

DANON: Well, I think that the majority support you and support people like you who stand with Israel, pray for Israel, but sometimes few elements in the media, especially the liberal part of media, do not like to fear support to Israel. They like to put fear in the heart of the Israelis telling us, "If you will not make a confession today, if you will not divide Jerusalem tomorrow, it will be horrible." I remember last year before the UN convention, people from the left told me, "If you will not build up a (inaudible) before September 2011, it will be a point of no return" and look what happened. Nothing happened. So we are not afraid, and I can tell that people love you and I think you should come again, no matter what will be the result in the upcoming elections because we need people like you who stand with Israel. And I know that many people in Israel are not aware between the difference of the White House or Washington to the great America. Some people see that President Obama is not pro Israel or he's not supportive of the Israeli people. I know it is not the case with the majority of the Americans who do support us.

GLENN: That's one thing that I wanted to talk to you about is the fact, I've seen a change in many Americans and Christians per se. They're not ‑‑ they're standing with Israel and the Israelis and the Jewish people not because they want to baptize or anything else. I mean, don't get me wrong. There are people that, you know, are like, "Hey, you'll come to Jesus." But mainly I am seeing people who are standing there because they know it's right. And there is a chance that at least in this country, there are millions of people that recognize the point in history that we're at and will stand with you. It has to be extraordinarily frustrating to see, do you ‑‑ let me ask you this way: Do you think it was a mistake or an oversight that President Obama and the Democratic National Committee left Jerusalem out and said, "Hey, we don't ‑‑ we can't really find the capital of Israel. We're not really sure where it is"?

DANON: Definitely it was an embarrassing moment for everybody and we felt awkward watching it at the center. And I have been to conventions but I haven't seen such a miserable act regarding Jerusalem and God. But I have to tell you what. I have many friends about Democrats, congressmen, senators. I think the main issue is the policy of President Obama. And you don't need to look at the platform. Look at the policy in the last three and a half years. He told us do not build in Jerusalem. Can you believe somebody who tell in the U.S. to Hispanics or to African‑Americans you are not allowed to build in this city or in this state? It is unbelievable. But President Obama said it very clearly: Jews should not build in certain parts of Jerusalem, the only capital. So no matter what will be the decision in any convention, Jerusalem will be the capital of the Jewish people. And I do feel that we ‑‑ it is so important for you to speak up because you support us, and people like yourself unconditionally. You don't tell. You ask. You will support Israel but you have to do 1, 2, and 3, or you have to divide the land. You support us no conditions and that is true love.

GLENN: Well, I mean, it's your business. It's your country, it's your business. I support you and your right to defend yourself. That doesn't mean I'm going to say, "Hey, we've all got to get troops on the ground," you know, because we are ‑‑ we've spent ourself into oblivion and we've spread ourselves so thin that, you know, we just can't be all over the world like we were. But I completely support your right to stand up for yourself.

How do you feel ‑‑ or do you have any comments on the United States just sending over a billion dollars now for the new Islamic regime in Egypt to purchase German U‑boats?

DANON: You know, you look at that and you do not believe it. You give billions of U.S. dollars to the UN, Ahmadinejad on a yearly base and now you fund the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. And it's not only money. It's the technology, weapons that eventually will be used against us. So I ask myself, aren't you thinking about what will happen in five years, ten years? The region is so dynamic, so fragile, and I think sometimes we cannot believe what's happening in terms of the mistakes. But sending troops, you know, the U.S. never sent troops to Israel. Only during the Gulf War there were a few patriotic people who operated the aircraft missiles. But never the U.S. had to send troops to Israel. We know how to defend ourselves, but we do need the moral support. We need the moral backing and that's what we expect from President Obama, to give us the moral backing.

GLENN: How do you feel, how do you feel about Mitt Romney's direction? Do you feel that there's support there for Israel?

DANON: I heard Governor Romney in Israel. I think he really means what he said about standing with Israel. And I think President Obama was unique because even in my book I compare President Obama not to President Bush. To President Clinton who was also a Democrat, where President Clinton tried to be a mediator and to mediate between us, Israelis, to the Palestinians. President Obama, he was a dictator. He tried to dictate our (inaudible) on us and he tried to bully our prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. And that's not the way to achieve real peace. That's not the way to treat your ally.

GLENN: I don't think anybody really bullies Benjamin Netanyahu, at least effectively. Is there any concern about how the American people will react if you guys strike without saying anything, if you guys strike before the election?

DANON: Also, you know, we are following the elections very carefully but the timeline of Iran is different. They don't care about elections, don't care about what will happen here in November, and we are very worried about that. But I think we show that we don't have to get permission from anyone. When we have the nuclear reactor in Iraq in the early Eighties, Israel was condemned by the UN, by the U.S., but eventually it was a good decision. It was for the benefit of the American people. So I think also this time if you will act, serve in the long run, it will be for the benefit of the American people.

GLENN: Danny Danon, he is the deputy speaker of the Knesset and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail. Danny, we'll see you again and thank you so much. God ‑‑

DANON: We'll see you next year in Jerusalem.

GLENN: You got it. God bless. The capital of Israel, by the way.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.