US Conservative pundit Glenn Beck addressed the Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee today, telling attendees that “your people [are] my people.”
Beck quoted Megillas Rus, saying, “Where you go, I shall go…Your people is my people, your God is my God.”
The Fox News and radio host and an outspoken supporter of Israel was invited to address the committee on how to recruit friends of Israel in the US to defend Israel’s right to exist.Beck received several rounds of applause by Israeli lawmakers as he voiced his unequivocal support for Israel during a visit to Yerushalayim.
In the same brusque style that made him popular on Fox News, Beck encouraged lawmakers to “stop playing the game” of mainstream media.
He called on members of parliament to “speak the truth” about Israel and its adversaries.
Beck’s appearance in parliament comes ahead of a pro-Israel rally he plans for August in Yerushalayim’s Old City.
He left his show last month after a ratings dip. In September he plans to launch a daily two-hour show for paying customers on his own Internet network.