Restoring Courage

Thousands of people from all around the world

came together on the afternoon of August 23, 2011 to support  Israel

with Glen Beck’s “Restoring Courage” mega-event.

The main event was held at the Southern Wall excavation site

near the Kotel, Western Wall in the Old City, with entry for ticket holders only.

In addition, the event and the warm-up show were broadcast on a large screen

 to a large crowd in Safra Square in Jerusalem at no charge.

The tourists seated in a reserved front section received bottles of water,

when the screen showed the audience at the Davidson Center in the hot summer sun,

the regular seating in the shade at Safra Square seemed much more comfortable.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin began the program,

and was followed by Dudu Fisher who led in the singing of Hatikva.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke next.

 The event was also broadcast live around the world to gatherings of supporters,

like this one in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States.

Glen Beck spoke passionately of his support for Israel

and the need for good to triumph over evil.

Outside Safra Square there were people waiting for the light-rail trains to arrive

or others just shooting the breeze;

but for many, this was an important, even a patriotic event.

Love him or hate him, understand him or not,

Glen Beck brought thousands of visitors to Israel

and the dire ‘end of days’ predictions did not come about.

  Jerusalem may have been quiet,

but another 20 rockets were fired overnight from Gaza

 aimed at the 1,000,000 people living in southern Israel and a baby was injured.

Israel responded by targeting a weapons factory in Gaza.

Israel needs not only courage,

 but the right to live without the constant threat of terror.


0 thoughts on “Restoring Courage

  • August 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    As you said, you either like him or hate him, but we need more like him. I did not see too much of him on our TV a bit here and there. Even with his evangelical message, he does not try to convert Jews to Christianity. He has the courage to say it as it is and that G-d for him. Anti-Israel haters seem to think that they have the monopoly on hating Israel and I don’t think that they would even acknowledge this event. The same way they deny the holocaust – it never happened and this event was made-up by us lying Jews.
    I have always wondered: If the holocaust never happened, what were the Germans doing during the war years – dancing through fields of daisies making happy. Have the deniers of the holocaust ever checked out that more than 6 million individuals just disappeared from German soil? Where did they go and how come they did not turn up anywhere else in the world? This is a question for our dear friend – Ach MAD in jad.

  • August 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I always like your photos and what you do with them.

  • August 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry I’ve been shy (or lazy?) and have just been lurking here for so long.


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