The Zionist Organization of America, which lost its tax-exempt status earlier this year, has canceled its high-profile annual fundraising dinner.
The Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner is a place where conventional thinking about the liberal proclivities of American Jews goes to die. But never quite like Sunday night -- when Tea Party darling and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachman served as the opening act and Glenn Beck was swarmed like a rock star.
The Zionist Organization of America will honor Glenn Beck as a "defender of Israel."
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David Suissa’s “Salon Nation: Israel’s Struggle For Renewal” (Aug. 26) was excellent in describing what common-sense actions should be taken. Unfortunately, too many changes are required before Israel could be considered a “light unto the nations.” In my opinion, the best chance for peace would have been Israel’s unilateral establishment of a Palestinian state after the victorious Yom Kippur War and the signing of the Egyptian peace treaty.
Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem's Old City for broadcaster Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" rally.
I appreciate Jonah Lowenfeld’s reports on the Jewish movement against circumcision (“Little-known Non-cutting Ritual Appeals to Some Who Oppose Circumcision,” Aug. 5) but disagree with the takeaway message from his latest story on brit shalom, a covenantal naming ceremony for Jewish boys where no actual cutting takes place. Reading the story, it’s easy to conclude that brit shalom is barely ever practiced, is largely propagated by anti-circumcision activists and is undertaken by those with weak ties to Judaism.
When Glenn Beck took the stage on the evening of Aug. 21, in front of a crowd of 3,000 in the Roman-era amphitheater in Caesarea, he smiled.
On the fringes of Jerusalem's most volatile holy sites, U.S. conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck declared his support for Israel on Wednesday at a rally showcasing fundamentalist Christian backing for the Jewish state.
Some 3,000 people turned out for the kickoff event in Israel of conservative American talk-show host Glenn Beck’s four-day rally.
“Israel must have our support, and I’m not talking about military support; I’m saying they must have our support as a people."
Glenn Beck is a fundamentalist-extremist. His upcoming rally, on Aug. 24, “Restoring Courage” in Jerusalem is nothing more than a media-driven, money-making, self-serving, end-of-times messianic-lunacy circus show, and that is the very last thing Jerusalem and Israel need at this moment.
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.
Does Glenn Beck get Jews? It depends on whom you ask – to a degree – but it also seems to depend on the day of the week.
Talk-show host Glenn Beck on his radio show likened the victims of the shooting at a Norwegian summer camp to young members of the Nazi Party.
Talk show host Glenn Beck said he is moving the location of his planned Jerusalem rally over security concerns.
The topic of the day was attacks on Israel's "legitimacy," and whatever suggestions Beck might have on getting Israel's message out to a world that seems less and less inclined to listen.
Talk show host Glenn Beck told a Knesset committee that advocates for Israel must reach out to synagogues and churches alike.
Right-wing radio talk show host Glenn Beck will address a Knesset committee during an upcoming visit to Israel.
Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live broadcast that will reach millions of viewers – this is just some of what is in store for Glenn Beck's upcoming rally "to restore courage," which is set to take place on August 24 in Jerusalem.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) plans to attend a Glenn Beck rally in Jerusalem. "The idea of the 'Restoring Courage' gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel," Lieberman said in a video posted on the right wing talk show provocatuer's website this week. "It's not against anybody or any group, it's to stand with Israel at a time when a lot of the rest of the world is attempting to delegitimize Israel."
Glenn Beck said he plans to hold a rally in Jerusalem to promote solidarity with Israel. The right-wing talk show provocateur, who paid a surprise visit to Israel last week, announced Monday on his website that he wanted to "show the world what living a life of faith and honor really means."
Glenn Beck will broadcast from Israel during a surprise visit. The right-wing talk show provocateur, who recently left Fox News Channel, will air his syndicated radio show from Israel on Tuesday, his website announced.
Glenn Beck will keynote the 2011 Christians United for Israel conference. Beck's appearance as a keynoter at the Washington Summit of the group in July was posted this week on CUFI's website.
The best reasons that I read The Jewish Journal are because of great Americans like Dennis Prager and David Suissa. It is nauseating to see columns by leftist slimebags like Marty Kaplan and Rachel Roberts (the doctoral student — OMG) (“Muslim Criminals, Jewish Activists,” Feb. 18). Maybe the two of them can get together and hate Israel and America together!
Glenn Beck on the Itamar Massacre
The sheer volume of anti-Semitic spoutings and sputters in the past couple of months poses a serious question for Jews: When should we laugh? When should we worry? When should we fight back?
Fox News host Glenn Beck apologized for comparing Reform Judaism to radical Islam. In an apology on his radio program Thursday, Beck said he had made "one of the worst analogies of all time" in saying on a radio show on Tuesday that, like Islamic extremists, Reform rabbis place politics ahead of religion. He delivered a special apology to Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman, who was among the Jewish leaders who slammed Beck for his comments and demanded he apologize.
Glenn Beck said Reform rabbis are “almost like radicalized Islam.” The Fox News host made the comments on his radio program Tuesday in the context of a wider discussion about a recent open letter, signed almost exclusively by non-Orthodox rabbis, criticizing him for repeatedly comparing his ideological foes to Nazis.
The 400 rabbis who took Glenn Beck and Fox News to task in full-page ads last week did so under the name of a Jewish organization not generally known for policing the use of Holocaust imagery.
A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for "his completely unacceptable attacks" on Holocaust survivor George Soros.
Extreme rhetoric can inspire extreme behavior, even violence. But there isn't a shred of evidence that anything that anyone on the political right -- or left -- said or wrote inspired Jared Lee Loughner to launch his deadly rampage in Arizona. Within hours of the shooting, before the blood had been washed off the Tucson sidewalk, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman was claiming that "McCain-Palin rallies" in 2008 and unspecified comments made by "the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly" incited the massacre. Former Florida congressman Alan Grayson claimed that a map on Sarah Palin's website, with target symbols over various election districts, was what caused the bloodshed in Arizona. He and other blame-meisters on the left also have pointed accusing fingers at the Tea Parties, Fox News, and a laundry list of people and parties to the right.
Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabriella Giffords. Neither did Glenn Beck. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or even Giffords' opponent in the 2010 campaign, Jesse Kelly. Giffords was shot by a mentally unstable terrorist, who after attempting to assassinate Giffords, kept shooting into the crowd that had gathered outside a supermarket in Tuscon, Ariz. Americans reacted with shock and horror, which should tell us something about our expectations. In a world rife with political carnage, in a country whose history is laden with ideological bloodshed, it matters greatly that in 21st century America, political violence is rejected wholesale. Now we have to start rejecting rhetorical violence.
Jewish Funds for Justice urged New York City-area radio stations not to pick up Glenn Beck's show after it was dropped by one station for low ratings. "WOR’s decision to remove Glenn Beck tells me that even conservative listeners are rejecting Mr. Beck’s fear speech, anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism,” Simon Greer, the president of the group, which has led protests against the radio and TV host, said in a statement Wednesday. "We believe that New York City, with its incredible diversity and large Jewish community, is rejecting Beck, and we will encourage other radio stations to learn from WOR's experience and not pick up his syndicated show.”
Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the barrage appears to be backfiring.
Yesterday, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened yesterday scares me.
Jewish leaders expressed outrage at an attack by Glenn Beck on George Soros' World War II childhood.
One thing to be said for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally today in Washington: they didn’t pull the transparent trick that Glenn back did last month with his Restore Honor Rally. Beck, the right-wing talker, used his supposedly non-partisan rally to rather blatantly sling a right-wing political agenda. Notch.
More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization.