RAMALLAH, July 12 (JMCC) - Conservative US pundit Glenn Beck spoke to an Israeli Knesset sub-committee Monday, slamming the media for bias against Israel, reports
Beck spoke as a guest of the Knesset's Committee on Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Affairs. In addition to mostly right-wing Knesset members, the committee room was packed with guests who were strong Glenn Beck fans, applauding enthusiastically as he entered the room.
Sounding at times like an evangelist, Beck proclaimed, The times that we live in -- I am wildly clear ... that God's hand is at work. Evil must be confronted, he urged, and God will do the rest.
Several Knesset members expressed their ardent appreciation to Beck for his staunch and unequivocal support of Israel.
Beck plans to return to Israel in late August with supporters to hold three large events in what he calls the Restore Hope campaign, similar to his rally in Washington last August. The aim of the trip is to draw support for Israel and oppose plans by Palestinian leader to go to the United Nations in September seeking recognition for Palestine as an independent country.
One Knesset member from the centrist Atzmaut party who came to thank Beck was Einat Wilf. When asked about having the controversial talker at Israel's parliament, she responded, These days we need all the help we can get.