American Radio-Host Glenn Beck Attracts Huge Crowd in Israel

THE U.S. COMMENTATOR GLENN BECK, WHOSE NATIONALLY syndicated talk-radio show airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks, attracts crowd of some 3,000 people (mostly American Christians) yesterday at Caesarea amphitheater in Israel with his talk show that included guest speakers historian David Barton, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and the award winning journalist and author, Mike Evans.

The 90-minutes-show opened with a dissection of Israel’s significance that felt more like a news channel studio debate than a live show. Beck actually spoke relatively little (although he did manage to cry often), giving the floor over instead to his main guests, who did pretty much what they were presumably booked for: Barton brought historical gravitas to the words of the Bible, Evans recounted a traumatic childhood of anti-Semitic taunts from which he was saved by a vision of Christ, and Riskin spoke of Jewish appreciation for the support of the Christian pro-Israel community, and in particular that of Glenn Beck, who, according to Riskin, is a “deeply patriotic American, a true friend of Israel.”

The show, which was also broadcasted live for more than 80 countries at Beck’s new television channel (GBTV), closed with words of wisdom from Beck himself: “We bring truth, we bring peace, we bring support, we bring comfort,” Beck said of his reason for bringing his roadshow to Israel as he closed off the evening. “Let the Jewish people know, no matter what our governments may say, we are not our governments, we stand with you.”

Glenn Beck is scheduled to another event, which is already sold out, this Wednesday at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem.

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