A U.S. Jewish group has called on Fox News to fire its popular political commentator Glenn Beck, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported today.
Jewish Funds for Justice called to fire the controversial pundit over a series of what they call ‘disturbing’ remarks, including an attack on left-wing Jewish billionaire George Soros.
Late last year, Beck dubbed Soros a “puppet master” attempting to take over U.S. media, and damned him as a “Jewish boy helping to send the Jews to the death camps.”
In a show aired late last year, Beck called Soros – a Jewish-Hungarian Holocaust survivor – a Nazi collaborator, for admittedly aiding the emptying out of Jewish homes during WWII.
Late last year, the Anti-Defamation League criticized Beck’s attack on Soros, with ADL chief Abraham Foxman saying Beck’s remarks about Soros’ childhood were “inappropriate, offensive and over the top.”
Foxman later told the website Salon.com that he still believes Beck is a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people.
Today, the JTA reported that the Jewish Funds for Justice attempted to hand in its 10,000-signature petition to the Manhattan headquarters of News Corp., Fox’s parent company, but was denied by security, prompting JFSJ president Simon Greer to mail in the petition instead.