Glenn Beck Gives Pep Talk to Israeli Parliament

Says US media 'skewed' on Israel
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2011 6:15 PM CDT
US conservative pundit Glenn Beck gestures as he speaks to Israeli members of parliament on July 11, 2011 at the Knesset in Jerusalem.   (Getty Images/AFP)
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(Newser) – Glenn Beck spoke before an adoring crowd at the Israeli parliament today, telling them to forcefully state their case in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “In America, the media is so skewed on Israel,” Beck said, according to CNN. “Honestly, I thought you can only cook your food over a burning bus.” He said the truth of the matter was that the conflict “is about the destruction of Israel and end of the western way of life. Period.”

Beck spoke as a guest of the Knesset Committee on Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, with mostly conservative lawmakers in attendance. After his talk, the Knesset passed a controversial bill outlawing calls for boycotts on products from Israel or its West Bank settlements, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The law allows anyone advocating a boycott to be sued without evidence of actual damages.

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