Israel is increasingly linked to right-wing causes in U.S. — Haaretz

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Haaretz gets it. The more Israel gets in bed with Glenn Beck, the more American Jews rush to the aisles. And the more Israelis move to New York. Give the New York Times a few weeks, it will discover the story… Rachel Tabachnick:

Israel’s international standing and relationship with Jewish-Americans is threatened as Israel is increasingly linked to right-wing political agendas in the United States. This situation has been exacerbated as controversial American broadcaster Glenn Beck has tried to remake himself into Israel’s champion.

Beck, who is currently in Israel to lead his “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem, has become a marginal and toxic figure in the United States. So much so that Fox News ended his daily show earlier this year.

Beck has used his media platforms to promote secular anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and evangelical end-times prophets. What these two groups have in common is an obsession with Jews and the belief that Jews control and manipulate the lives and destiny of non-Jews.

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