August 24, 2011: American broadcaster Glenn Beck held an inspirational rally in Jerusalem near the Kotel Plaza and ancient Jewish Temple Mount. The rally was attended by thousands and viewed by many more worldwide. Beck called on the viewers not to wait for others to solve the problems that occupy them, but to acknowledge the historical contributions of the Jewish people to the world.
Beck stated, “Everything we know about human rights and real civilization came from this place, this land.” “Whether you live by 613 commandments, 10 Commandments, or one sweet Golden Rule, it all started here. It all started here – the throne of G-d.”
“When the world turns its back on Israel and the Jewish people, the world turns its back on human rights. Without the Jewish people, humanity would never know that every single individual life has dignity, that every single life is sacred. That G-d names every star and knows every soul. That was G-d’s message to Abraham. That was G-d’s message to Moses.
That is the message of the Jewish people to the world and by their very existence they teach it to us, every single day.” “Who will protect your rights better?” he asked with passion. “A king? A president or you? Who will protect the truth? A reporter? A producer? Or you?”