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Glenn Beck calls Israel social protesters ‘communists’

The conservative pundit, currently in Israel for a mass rally to 'Restore Courage' in Jerusalem, pokes holes in 'extreme left' protesters' demands.


by Elka Looks, Haaretz Service

August 15, 2011 | 9:51 pm

From left: Glenn Beck and Israeli housing protests in Tel Aviv, August 6

From left: Glenn Beck and Israeli housing protests in Tel Aviv, August 6

Glenn Beck, an American right-wing talk-show host currently visiting Israel, compared the Israeli protesters demanding social justice to communists in his show this week.

Beck is currently in Israel for a mass rally to “Restore Courage” in Jerusalem.

The conservative pundit, who left Fox News in June of this year, scoffed at the protesters’ list of demands, comparing many of their calls for increased social benefits to those of the former Soviet Union.

When he heard that the protest leaders were calling for higher taxation for the Israeli upper-classes, Beck laughed derisively, saying “ah, hate the rich.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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