Glenn Beck Warns of Crushing Anti-Israel Efforts

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JERUSALEM - Conservative commentator and former Fox News host Glenn Beck addressed members of Israel's parliament on Monday, making a strong push against anti-Semitism and efforts to delegitimize the nation.
Beck warned Knesset members the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is nothing more than an attempt to destroy Israel and the West. He also told his audience to get ready for a new wave of worldwide criticism. 

"Anti-Semitism is about to go through the roof. It always does when these conditions appear," he said. "It's always the Jews fault!  Always. It happens the same way every time. It happens in Europe and the seeds are being planted everywhere." 

After his address, Beck talked with CBN News about his upcoming event in Jerusalem called "Restoring Courage."   

Beck spoke with CBN News for an exclusive interview. Watch the full interview and Glenn Beck's comments to the Israeli Parliament below.

"It's time to show people of Israel that we mean what we say, when we say never forget, never again, we mean it," he said. "The only way that doesn't happen again is if they have a right to defend themselves."

The event will be held just below Jerusalem's Temple Mount, Beck said. He said some of the inspiration for the event came from the book of Esther.  

"I read Esther, where Mordecai says, 'You don't have to go in. Don't worry; somebody else will do it Esther, but…it's your job. You're in that position for a reason,'" he told CBN News. "And that's when I knew we had to come."

This type of gathering is familiar territory for Beck, following his Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln memorial last year. Many fans have been wondering what the future holds for Beck now that's he no longer on Fox News.

On his radio show, Beck announced late Monday he's relocating. 

"So we are moving to Dallas and we're going to build a film and television center and radio center in Dallas," he said.

The move is part of Beck's new Internet venture called GBTV. It comes at the same time as Beck's call to stand with Israel.   

"If Israel falls, it is the keystone and the political reason is, if it falls, the West falls. It's going to, it will ignite and the world will, I really truly believe, fall in profound darkness," he said.

"My main message to Israel is you are not alone. It's time to tell the Israeli people, 'We mean it. We mean it!' And we have God on our side," he said. "We can stand together as we are commanded and to bless, not curse Israel."

Following Beck's speech, the Israeli Knesset approved a controversial bill that outlaws calls for boycotts of Israel and its construction in the West Bank.

CBN News Exclusive with Glenn Beck:

Pt. 1: Comments to the Israeli Knesset committee


Pt. 2: 'Anti-semitism is about to go through the roof.' 

Jerusalem Dateline:

Glenn Beck's Invitation to Israel

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