In a region where tensions are always running high, the Jerusalem Post is praising Glenn's planned "Restoring Courage" event as a "refreshing" turn of events:
In a Manhattan studio, a popular radio and television host made an announcement on Monday that could be a watershed in the battle for truth. Speaking to millions of viewers and listeners, Glenn Beck declared that he was organizing “Restoring Courage” – to be held in Jerusalem this August. The aim is simple: to persuade as many people as possible from all faiths that the time has come to show support for Israel and the Jews. ...
And just what does standing with Israel have to do with courage? Coming as it does when the Jewish state is under siege in the international arena, and is often unfairly portrayed in the mainstream press, Beck’s message is as refreshing as it is inspiring. He refuses to be cowed by the elites, many of whom have embraced the Palestinian and Arab narrative regarding the Middle East.
Beck sees through their muddled notions of truth and justice, pointing out their bewildering refusal to recognize the threat to Western civilization posed by Islamic extremism.
And that is what makes the “Restoring Courage” event so important. Though many details have yet to be disclosed, it will clearly be far more than just another rally. It promises to be an expression of faith, a call to defy the prevailing notion that Good and Evil are purely subjective terms.
Nowadays, it takes courage – and lots of it – to stand and declare that Israel and the West are right, just and moral, and that our foes are simply wrong. It takes nerve and daring to challenge ourselves, to heed the voice of God and recognize the righteousness of our cause. For far too long, Israelis have been battered by criticism and disapproval – so much so that we have begun to internalize it, with many coming to see themselves as the aggressor and occupier.