Glenn Beck calls Israel social protesters 'communists'
The conservative pundit, currently in Israel for a mass rally to 'Restore Courage' in Jerusalem, pokes holes in 'extreme left' protesters' demands.
Glenn Beck, an American right-wing talk-show host currently visiting Israel, compared the Israeli protesters demanding social justice to communists in his show this week.
Beck is currently in Israel for a mass rally to "Restore Courage" in Jerusalem.
The conservative pundit, who left Fox News in June of this year, scoffed at the protesters’ list of demands, comparing many of their calls for increased social benefits to those of the former Soviet Union.
When he heard that the protest leaders were calling for higher taxation for the Israeli upper-classes, Beck laughed derisively, saying “ah, hate the rich.”
Beck then went on to suggest that the housing crisis could be solved by simply building up empty land in the West Bank. The right-wing commentator emphasized that the area, biblically referred to as “Judea and Samaria”, is “Judea – like Jews”.
The commentator said that Judea and Samaria is the contested territory’s real name, not the West Bank.
Beck continued to poke holes in the "extreme left" protesters’ demands calling for decreased privatization of health care, free education and an increase in minimum wage.
Beck also insinuated a possible collaboration between socialists and Islamists, pointing out historical instances in which the two movements went hand in hand.