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Glenn Beck hosts rally in Old City of Jerusalem

I guess it wouldn't be reasonable to expect Glenn Beck to go to the Holy Land without stirring the pot.

As AP reported:

Beck's unabashedly pro-Israel, anti-Muslim rhetoric has endeared him to some on Israel's far-right. But religious figures and left-wing politicians have come together in an unusual alliance appealing to Israelis to shun his embrace.

Religious Jews are worried he is here to spread the Christian gospel, while dovish Israelis reject Beck's support for West Bank Jewish settlements and his criticism of peace efforts.

 Full story.

Conservative Christian radio & television evangelist Glenn Beck hosts a rally near the Western Wall, on August 24 in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel. The event, under the slogan 'Restoring Courage', was attended by hundreds of his evangelical Christian supporters, whilst many who oppose his right-wing views protested outside.

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Protesters opposed to U.S. conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" rally, hold placards during a protest outside the venue of the rally in Jerusalem's Old City August 24. On the fringes of Jerusalem's most volatile holy sites, Beck declared his support for Israel on Wednesday at the rally showcasing fundamentalist Christian backing for the Jewish state. About 30 protesters from the anti-settler group Peace Now were opposed to the rally.

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Actor Jon Voight attends a rally near the Western Wall of Conservative Christian radio & television evangelist Glenn Beck, on August 24 in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel.