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Glenn Beck’s Strong Support of Israel

Beck is not only on the right side of history, defending the lone democracy in a sea of despotism, he is also helping ensure the survival of Judaism.

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Sam Levine

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June 25, 2011 - 12:00 am
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In Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 1999 book A Durable Peace he writes:

If there had been a Jewish state in the first half of the century, there would have been no holocaust. And if there had not been a Jewish state after the holocaust, there would have been no Jewish future. The state of Israel is not only the repository of the millennial Jewish hopes for redemption; it is also the one practical instrument for assuring Jewish survival.

One would be hard-pressed to disagree with the prime minister’s assertion. Therefore, one could easily argue that promoting and defending the Jewish state is the single greatest act that a person could do to advance Judaism.

Thus, it is abundantly clear that labeling Glenn Beck an anti-Semite is a disgusting falsehood. But that is exactly what Dana Milbank of the Washington Post did when he recently called Beck “the leading purveyor of anti-Semitic memes in the mass media.” Milbank might as well have said this about Dennis Prager or Alan Dershowitz, the charge is so utterly baseless. Calling Glenn Beck an anti-Semite is like calling Abraham Lincoln anti-American or Barack Obama anti-welfare state. As one of the most outspoken defenders of Israel in the media and politics, Beck is not only on the right side of history — defending the lone democracy in a sea of despotism — he is also helping ensure the survival of Judaism.

For the last several months Beck has been out in front unflinchingly supporting the tiny Jewish state against the venom of the anti-Israel left and the Nazi-esque Islamists. Beck has literally devoted dozens of hours of his radio and television programs to defending Israel in the court of public opinion.

When five members of a Jewish family, including three children, were massacred, Beck delivered this heartfelt tribute.

When the Israeli military defended itself against pipe-wielding terrorists on the flotilla a year ago, Beck was a bulwark against the reactionary blame-Israel-first media.

During Passover, Beck staged a seder on his Fox News set, and educated his audience about the meaning and metaphors of this important Jewish holiday.

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