Glenn Beck Stirs Crowd at Christians United For Israel

Fern Sidman is the New York correspondent for the Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) Web site and staff writer at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Her articles frequently appear in a number of Jewish newspapers and magazines throughout the US.


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Receiving rousing ovations and thunderous applause, former Fox News television personality Glenn Beck told an audience of over 5,000 gathered at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) national summit in Washington that if the pernicious trends in global anti-Semitism culminate in another genocide, “then count me as a Jew, and come for me first.” Mr. Beck delivered these remarks as part of his keynote address at the “Night to Honor Israel” gala banquet at CUFI’s sixth annual convocation on Tuesday evening, July 19th.

Having just returned from a trip to Israel where he addressed the Knesset Committee on Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs at the invitation of Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon, Mr. Beck opened his speech by announcing his donation of $10,000 to the “CUFI On Campus” student organization that battles anti-Israel propaganda on hundreds of college and university campuses across America. Referencing his emotional trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, he stated his oft-repeated belief that the inherent rights of the U.S. Constitution and those delineated in the Declaration of Independence were mandatory requirements for the prevention of massive human rights violations. “The founding fathers had the answer 150 years before Hitler showed up,” he said, but reminded his audience that for two millennia, the Jewish people were not accorded those rights in the countries in which they resided.

Until the modern state of Israel was established in 1948, he said, the Jews “have had no home base” and added that “this is why the nation of Israel is vital.” Recalling the painful history of the Jewish nation, he intoned, “They have been smeared. They have been maligned. But to our shame as human beings most of all, they have been forgotten in times of need.” Speaking directly to the Jewish people he said, “No one can protect your rights better than you. To rely on others is to ensure economic slavery at best, and death camps at worst.”

Spotlighting the existential siege that the Jewish State finds herself under by the looming Iranian nuclear threat and the forces of radical Islam in the Middle East and throughout the world, Mr. Beck concluded his address by issuing stern warnings to the enemies of Israel and the Jewish people. He said that “times have changed,” and that the Jews would no longer stand alone in any potential confrontation.

“This is still America 2011. We are not the Christians of the Crusades. We are Christians United For Israel,” he declared.

Reiterating Mr. Beck’s sentiments was Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United For Israel, who also delivered an impassioned address. “Mr. Ahmadinejad: Do not threaten the people of Israel and the people of America,” he said. Citing those miscreants throughout history who have sought to eradicate the Jewish people, he noted, “Look at Pharoah of Egypt and Haman of Persia in the story of Purim and you will have some idea of G-d’s punishment for you.”

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  • SavetheRepublic

    As a follower of Jesus, I joyfully bless the Jews, and stand with Israel.

    Glenn Beck said this…
    "…We are not the Christians of the Crusades. We are Christians United For Israel…"
    And I say…Amen!

    Isaiah 45:17
    But Israel shall be saved by the LORD With an everlasting salvation; You shall not be ashamed or disgraced Forever and ever.

    Isaiah 45:25
    In the LORD all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory.

    • Robert Vojel

      Glen Beck is not a Christian.

      • SavetheRepublic

        I was endorsing the statement, not the man. Yes, I know Mr. Beck is a follower of the teachings of Joseph Smith.

        As a follower of Jesus, I rely solely on the Old, and New Testaments as G-d's revealed Word for all mankind.

        I still endorse Glenn Beck's statement.

  • Anamah

    We must to stand with Israel because that is the first line of America . I stand with Israel!!!

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    I stand with Glenn Beck – I stand with Israel. Anyone who
    opposes this is in truth counter to our survival – PERIOD!

  • http://jc.does-it.net Gene W.

    Either stand with Isreal (God's choosen people and the land God provided for them) or you standing with an antigod.
    God authored the Bible … who wrote the other 'book' that hates everything God loves and established.

    • SavetheRepublic

      Mohammad, and his followers wrote that "other book." Mohammad and his followers established the hate filled death cult that is at war with the living G-d, and His people.

  • Telly

    Jews are pig feces.

    • StephenD

      Shhhh. Quiet now, thinking humans are talking. Besides, shouldn't you be busy scoping out a pre-pubescent little girl like your "Prophet" did?

    • Tanya

      You disgusting pond life!

    • SpiritOf1683

      Thiose Jewish-invented vaccines and medicines were clearly wasted on sewage like yourself.

    • Kevin Leo

      Wow – your brain must of turned into ash to come up with those four hateful words:o

    • UCSPanther

      Looks like we have ourselves a mindless troll…

    • Choi

      Why don't you ,telly, eeete shytt.
      You"re a POS who's lost on the internet.
      Go BACK to Jihadi Loving Lefty Land.
      Oh and FK U!

  • TK Heekin

    maggots know all about feces

  • crackerjack

    Beck and Hagee and this whole "CUFI" notion is a scam.

    Jews do not accept Christ as Messiah and reject the Christian teaching of a "Second Covernent".
    Christians reject the Jewish claim to an exclusive covernant under Abraham, replaceing it with a covernent to all men under Christ as Messiah.

    The bottom line is that Evangelist lunatics want Jews in Israel to herald in the second coming of Christ, while Zionists are looking for support for their ill fated Eretz Israel project.

    • SavetheRepublic

      Crackerjack spews like a crackpot, because it's a crackhead.

      But seriously, you have to be twice the ignoramus to squirt out nonsense like that.
      First, because of your delusional misunderstanding of what other people believe. Not to mention the asshat arrogance to speak on behalf of other peoples convictions.

      The second aspect of your monumental ignorance, is how oblivious you are to your own public display of foolishness.

      We're all waiting to see if you can stop being a self-mocking clown.

  • Frank Ernest

    Genesis 12:1-3.

    As true today as it was then.

    • Toa

      Like Prager says: All you have to do to observe the accuracy of this promise of God to Israel is look at the nations which bless Israel (which isn't that many), and look at the nations which curse her. The former tend to have people waiting in line to get IN, whereas the latter tend to be miserable dictatorships which aren't even very pleasant to visit, never mind reside in.

  • Jakoo7

    EVERY nation that has been cruel to the Jews THROUGHOUT HISTORY has suffered their sin: Start with the first greatest nation, ancient EGYPT and end with the US under Osama ben Obama and you will know that Obama has sealed his own doom by messing with Israel. He is too arrogant to understand that his arms too short to box with GOD.

  • MKS

    Why do leftists who oppose theism, celebrate feminism, and promote homosexuality also encourage radical Islam, with its insistence on Allah, oppression of women, and violent actions against homosexuals? Why such unlikely allies?

    Because both leftists and radical Islamicists hate the scriptures and the Judeao-Christian ethic derived from the Bible.

    Both feel that if Judeao-Christian principles can be taken out of the way, they can take care of each other afterward.

  • LindaRivera

    I love Glenn Beck! To speak out very strongly and publicly for Israel is to make many enemies – both Muslim and non-Muslim. Glenn Beck is a courageous man! I wish I could be at his rally for Israel – our much beloved ally!

    To my sorrow, Britain has been excessively anti-Jew/anti-Israel, but the Mighty G-D raised up "Major-General Orde Charles Wingate, a British army officer and creator of special Jewish military units in British mandated Palestine in the 1930s and in World War II." The Glorious and Awesome G-D divinely raised up this helper for Israel! Thank you, Wonderful G-D, my Hero forever!

    The American people have a special bond with Israel and Jews that can never be broken. To attack Jews and Israel, is to attack America and Americans. As Americans, WE ARE ALL ISRAELIS.

    • Open Eyes

      Speak for yourself. I am not Israeli, nor are you. Israel likes us only because we send them incredible amounts of money that they don't need. They are a country of vast wealth, and we send them more while we ignore our own children. Beck thinks he's the new messiah, just listen to his words, then go get your bible and read it for yourself. You are delusional, my dear, with all due respect, remove the wool from your eyes.

  • tanstaafl

    Beck deserves kudos for this and his coverage of the ACORN scandal and George Soros.

  • Wesley69

    Glenn, I wish you still occupied the 5PM slot on FOX. The slot will never be filled, your impact was so much. Your courage in your stories, about the invisible empire of Soros and its ties to radical organizations in the US, is without an equal. You spoke the truth and you are speaking the truth about Israel and the events unfolding in the Mideast. Despite the President's anti-Israel stance, I believe many Americans stand with Israel and will stand with her in the future. You were right, Glenn and many other radio personalities are recognizing the fact that Obama is a Marxist.

  • EmanuelGoldstein

    Just wait until the American people find out that Israel (Mossad) committed the 911 attacks; Israel will have hell to pay!!

    • ASB

      You are so full of hatred and self hatred that you see falsehood as truth and truth as falsehood. You worship evil–get to it man! Get yourself to a psychiatrist if you can get one to treat you.

      • http://prothink.org Emanuel Goldstein

        Let's here your rebuttal to my assertions you rat-faced Jew goblin.

    • robert vojel

      wow that's an entirely new lunatic view.

  • Cha

    .. and the crackpots here rant

  • cccccccccc

    So what do you all think of your beloved Glenn Beck NOW?

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    11 SEP 01
    Murdoch
    Knesset
    AIPAC
    Beck

  • Open Eyes

    Wow, a lot of miguided christians here. Did you listen to this man's speech in Israel? You fools do not see he is setting himself up as the new messiah. Read your bible, you have been warned about the likes of Beck. All of his followers have foolishly stroked him until he truly fancies himself this way. Let's hope he ends up like the last messiah did, except no way will he rise three days later. He's a charletan, and you are fools.