John Kerry is saying our relationship to Israel is closer than ever...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrived in the United States this week to address Congress as the Obama administration "continues to try to negotiate an agreement with Iran to stop its nuclear program, and that effort has been criticized by many who say it’s doomed to fail, and will only give Iran more time to advance its research."

Prior to Netanyahu's arrival, reporter's asked our Secretary of State, John Kerry, what he felt about Netanyahu's trip and current U.S.- Israeli relations. According to Kerry, our current relationship with Israel is better now than it was in any other time in history. Pat and Stu took the opportunity to weigh in on Kerry's words and take the time to provide their opinion on our relationship with Israel at this time, including use of the word "flora."

Rough Transcript Below:

Stu: The truth that we actually love Israel? What's the truth?

Pat: Yeah, the truth is that, well, he's gonna tell us the truth, I'm gonna let Secretary Kerry tell us.

Reporter: While you're gone, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be addressing Congress. Susan Rice said it was destructive to US-Israeli relations. Do you recall with that?

Kerry: Well, look, we're not--the prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously, and we have a closer relationship with Israel right now in terms of security than at any time in history. I was--

Pat: What a statement.

Stu: Wow.

Pat: Of course, we have a closer relationship with Israel than we've had at any other time in history, we--we're shooting down more Israeli planes than we've ever shot down. We're ignoring more prime ministers are from Israel than we've ever ignored. We're treating them more poorly than we've ever treated them in history.

Stu: That's correct.

Pat: It's a great relationship right now.

Stu: What does that even mean? We have a close relationship, in terms of security?

Pat: I like the addendum there. Listen to that again, because it's kind of important.

Reporter: While you're gone, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be addressing Congress. Susan Rice said it was destructive to US-Israeli relations. Do you agree with that?

Kerry: Well, look, we're not--the prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously, and we have a closer relationship with Israel right now in terms of security than at any time in history. I was reviewing the record the other day. We have intervened on Israel's behalf in the last two years.

Pat: Okay, so that's what he's setting up now. We've got a closer relationship, security-wise, with Israel than any time in history. We're all using the same passwords on our computers. We have the same ATM PIN codes.

Stu: That's the close relationship, I think you'll agree. All of our virus scans are up to date.

Pat: So now he's going to tell us all the times they've intervened, I guess on behalf of Israel? Here it comes!

Kerry: More than several hundred--a couple of hundred times in over 75 different fora in order to protect Israel. I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday.

Pat: Over 75 different fora. Love it when they use these words that have never circulated in the English language. Can you look up fora real quick? More fora. Is that like the plural of forum or something?

Stu: It is the plural of forum.

Pat: Plural of forum. That's what I figured. Okay. More flora and fauna, we've done more flora and fauna with Israel than more garden shops do in a lifetime.

Kerry: We are not--you know, you don't want to see this turned into some great political football. Obviously it was odd, if not unique that we learned of it from the Speaker of the House and that the administration was not included in this process.

Pat: Okay, so he was looking into it, and he discovered that we've done 75 different fora on behalf of Israel over the last few years, but he details none of them.

Stu: I mean, couldn't detail all 75 so I decided to do none.

Pat: None.

Stu: None was a good number for him to detail. Could have done 75, would have been there together. Only other option was none.

Pat: None. None. He couldn't give us one. Give me one example of the fora you've done, or the flora and fauna, any of 'em. I'd like to hear one of 'em, but we heard none of them. I'm legitimately trying to think of a time we've intervened on behalf of Israel.

Stu: Well, I bet they would count.

Pat: Are you talking about the UN blocking resolutions?

Stu: Possibly that. Probably count Libya.

Pat: Libya doesn't count.

Reporter: I don't think it counts but I think they would say it counts.

Pat: I bet they would.

Stu: They're gonna say anything they've done in that region. It's--because they would say the Iraq war deestablished the region. Howeber, they would also say that their efforts in the Iraq war were intervention on behalf of Israel, which if it deestablished the region, it wouldn't be on behalf of Israel. The same thing, I'm sure they count ISIS, I'm sure they count Syria, I'm sure they count--

Stu: Any meetings Iran, any of that.

Stu: Any drone attack, look, we are active in the region and we are taking out terrorists there's no questions.

Pat: But seriously can you think of anything we have specifically done on behalf of Israel? Can't think of a single thing.

Stu: And they would in every other circumstance, it would benefit them to talk to their base, they would say, be a terrible idea for us to act on behalf of Israel. They would say it was--it's not something we should be doing, and we need to stop doing this all the time, and protecting these people. Yet, today, it makes sense for them to look pro-Israel to the country, so today this is what they're saying.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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