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Trump Made the Right Decision on Jerusalem, but Now It’s Time for the Next Step

President Donald Trump has been both praised and criticized for his decision this week to formally recognize Jerusalem, a site of tension for Israelis and Palestinians, as the capital of Israel.

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality,” Trump said. “It was also the right thing to do.”

Glenn praised Trump’s fortitude in being able to make a decision on Jerusalem, something past presidents have been delaying for decades, but he also offered a caveat: Trump’s words must translate into action by moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“He’s got to move the embassy,” Glenn said. “You’ve got to move the embassy, and you’ve got to move it before he’s out of office.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Two words I can't believe I'm saying them today, Donald Trump delivered. And here's why I can't believe I'm saying this.

STU: Three words, technically. I just want to --

GLENN: Yeah, sorry. Trump delivered. I'm not good with math. The reason why I can't believe it is, you know, I'm going to call him out when he's wrong. I'm going to call them as I see them, and I'll praise him when he's right. There's no way in hell -- I think on record, there's no way in hell he's going to do any of this with Israel. He did it. He formerly recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and vowed to move the US embassy to the holy city of Jerusalem.

DONALD: Through all of these years, presidents representing the United States have declined to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In fact, we have declined to acknowledge any Israeli capital at all.

But today, we finally acknowledge the obvious, that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It's something that has to be done.

GLENN: Okay. All right. That's -- that's -- it's going to end the same way as the Ronald Reagan thing did. Either in horrific flames of fire, or really good things. Ronald Reagan stepped to the plate and said, this is an evil empire. It needs to be destroyed.

That was a pretty brave and bold statement to make. And pretty controversial. This is the same kind of statement. Very brave move. One that he's going to be praised for and vilified for. I'm glad he did it.

Now, dash of skepticism. It really means nothing more than the Bear Ears memorial that Obama set up, if he doesn't actually move the embassy. He's got to move the embassy. Because otherwise, the next president can come in, yeah, he was crazy.

So you got to move the embassy. And you got to move it before he's out of office. Which, God knows, it could be another six years. It could be tomorrow. We don't know. So he's got to move the embassy. But as of yesterday, I stand corrected, and I'm happy to have been wrong on this one.

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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

To hear more from this conversation click here.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…