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By
GIL HOFFMAN

American broadcaster Glenn Beck responded to critics of
the events he is organizing in

called and

"wildly expensive/"
he
to
was

Beck has tried to steer clear of both American and Israeli in politics

Palestinian

state, he

advised

said

open

to

Israelis to about what

the event,

which

donations

Israel next
in the
tions

week,
in
an

The telling

"This is

the costs. fray not money-mak-

will be attended

P Jerusalemost
are

interview
his inten-

that capital

ing event," Beck said. "What mind man in his right pulls
off an took media
mare

pure.
the Southern site
on

event

last summer

that

The

"RestoringCourage"
Wall Wednes-

rallyat

year to said would and

plan, that be nightcaused

excavations

could have
man

day will be the central event of Beck's three-night
attempt
to

civil war.

by Democraand the US tic Senator JosephLieberman are millions around the and Republicanpresidential world who know the differcandidates Herman Cain and between ence good and evil Rick Santorum. Another and will stand by your side /‫׳‬ Republican candidate, Tim He urged both the Israelis pulled out of the Pawlenty, and the Palestinians to event after he droppedout of "return to their original valthe
race.

"stop worrying the UN might say might say. There

What
mind

in

his

right
to

ues,

to stop listening

voices

But Arab MKs

have warned

demonstrate

to

would
in
at

then

try

do
in

other than God's, remember how

that

Israel and the world that the Jewish state does not stand
alone. There will also be

that

four

months the

Jerusalem

height of
thinks
am

holding the Jerusalem so rally close to the Temple
could
MKs
to

great He
the
10

is,

relaytheir
command-

values to their children, and

Mount

lead
Now

to

vio-

rallyfor Christian Sunday in Caesarea
Holocaust-related

leaders and
on

global unrest. Who that's good idea?
do what
to

obey
ments."

lence, and

Peace

called

doing
do:

it because I'm obedient and

upon
Aviv

lies after Beck

event

I'm

supposedto
the
world

Monday.
Beck's

show

opponents
that

in

the

have said US should not be

Israel

courage of Israelis and choice between good and evil
and life and remind

the the

the ralboycott compared Tel housing protesters to here for

communists. "I'm not

politics,"

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cooperating
talk
has
in

with
show

the

American the about

death, and to not peoplethat life's

host, who
comments

angered
past
the

." spectator sport

Jewish leaders
y&th

Beck said. "It doesn't matter or what any American any thinks about pollforeigner tics in Israel. It'syour counYou have to right decide try. what you want to do. One of the biggest problemsin the world today is Israeli people t believinghey are the bad

Holocaust and Reform Jews.

about

who

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, chairs an interfaith
in the Los

group, wrote

Ange-

guys, which
cans

leads to Ameri-

les JewishJournalthat Beck's RestoringCourage event is driven,
more than media"nothing money-making, selfrnes-

sayingit."
asked of

When

what

he he

thought
said: "I
can

the

housing
what

demonstrators

demands,

serving,end-of-times

tell you

my
not

circus sianie-lunacy show." Beck advised his critics to watch the event. He said that
when Honor"

country does. But that's
of interest to
not

Israel. You're
can

America.

You

look at

what

worked

and
the

didn't but mine." General

he held his
event

"Restoring

it'syour

decision, not Nations
on

at the Lincoln

Regarding
United

Memorial DC, last
he would with would
cal

in

Washington,

upcoming

August,peoplesaid
desecrate the site

Assembly vote

declaring

what

they thought

be

right-wing politi-

but it ended rally, up beingnothingof the kind.

The

American

broadcaster

o especially bjected to the chargethat he was doing the
events

for his

own

financial
was

gain.He revealed that he million losing "about
o lars."n

dol-

the rallies, which 1he

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