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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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