Only the progressive media could look at you straight in the face and tell you that a man who is putting his money--and his life--on the line to stand in solidarity with Jews in Israel, is anti-Semitic.
Glenn Beck, whose rally last year in Washington, D.C. catapulted him from conservative talking head to the spearhead of an entire movement, took the world by surprise when he announced the sequel would take place in Jerusalem. Jews--along with conservative Americans--are being set up to be the 1930s-style scapegoats for a coming global economic collapse, according to Beck.
As he did in last year's Restoring Honor rally, Beck assembled a diverse group of religious leaders representing the world's major faiths to demonstrate that yes, we can all work together in peace to preserve human freedom. Israel is the canary in the coal mine, and considering that, like most Christians, the devout Beck believes Jews are God's chosen people, he elected to hold the Restoring Courage rally at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
That move shocked the Left, who always seem to be two steps behind the conservative firebrand. While they treated him like a talk-radio nut when he was on CNN, he was busy predicting the financial collapse of 2007-2008. When he moved to Fox News in 2009 (and quickly rose to the top of President Obama's enemies list) the Left painted the weepy Beck as an unhinged madman who fooled people into buying gold and who imagined socialists everywhere he went (even as the price of gold doubled and a top presidential advisor turned out to be a self-confessed Marxist). Beck outflanked them again with a tribute to Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech. And after he departed Fox News this summer, the Left celebrated his demise even as Beck went global.
In Tempe, a pro-Israel student group is holding a Restoring Courage rally and viewing party at ASU with Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky and Pastor Eddy Paul Morris. Morris is the Arizona director of Christians United for Israel. The viewing party will be one of a thousand or so that are planned around the world. One wouldn't expect either man to support a blatantly anti-Semitic event.
However, that's just what the progressive Left is labeling Restoring Courage.
Media Matters noted that 400 George Soros-funded rabbis wrote an open letter criticizing Beck for cheapening the Holocaust by pointing out that Nazis were national socialists, and for suggesting the Soros collaborated with the Nazis (he did as a fourteen-year-old boy, something that Beck went out of his way to excuse).
Beck is also accused of exploiting Israel to "get back on top," and the Restoring Courage moniker is twisted to say that Beck believes Jews aren't courageous. Some even are predicting he'll trigger a global calamity by holding his event during Ramadan celebrations. If so, it's curious why the mainstream media is doing their best to ignore the event.