Media personality Glenn Beck organized a rally this past Wednesday near Temple Mount, in one of Jerusalem's most volatile areas. Less than one thousand guests participated, which left quite a few empty seats.
While Beck's visit elicited a range of responses, from politicians, news commentators and social activists, there were those who were rather blasé about his visit. Speaking to an Israeli security guard, Iyov, outside the event, I asked him what he thought of Glenn Beck. "Who is Glenn Beck?" was his response.
Another source close to the president cited Libya's comparatively friendly political environment. He claims that the rhetoric traded between Rebel and Gaddaffi forces pales in comparison to the brutal banter between Democrats and Republicans.
What bothers me about Glenn Beck, albeit by no fault of his own, is also what bothers me about many Jewish leaders today: He tends to define the Jewish people through their victimhood.
At a time when old friends and allies who should be supporting the Jewish state are abandoning it in droves, Beck's willingness to stand up for Israel must be accepted with gratitude.
This has been a summer of astonishments. So it probably should have come as no surprise that Tel Aviv's sudden tent city should have drawn the impossi...
When it comes to buying Christian works, and I don't mean just liberal-approved Christian books like Lit, I often buy them online. Why? Well, because I'm embarrassed.
Friedrich Hayek, the intransigent opponent of socialism that Glenn Beck and conservatives admire, also saw himself equally opposed to their conservative agenda, something conservatives ignore at their peril.
As Perry surges to the head of the GOP pack, it's important to see how the governor's ideas and his rhetoric were radicalized in tandem with Beck's.
The headline 'Iran Calls on Britain to Avoid Violence against Protesters,' is as outrageous as the fact that it was carried in all seriousness by mainstream outlets.
The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Why not just cut through the bull and start telling it like it is? The commitments expected from the two extremes seem to go something like this.
As individuals read the Bible, "Frequently, I think, people come to a new position, or find some nuance in what they already thought," he said.
While other nations witness how divisive American politics currently is -- with Glenn Beck at the forefront of the over-the-top rhetoric -- it remains to be seen why Israel would allow itself to be a staging ground for his extreme brand of political theater.
Fox News has launched a flurry of attacks on Media Matters, making the ludicrous argument that the IRS should revoke our nonprofit status. Because of its size and influence, News Corp. believes it can intimidate anyone who takes issue with its agenda.