Glenn Beck, the popular TV and radio personality, announced on his television show “The Blaze” last Thursday that his studio’s next location may be Jerusalem. He said that, due to a conviction that the end-of-days is imminent, his show would need to find a place outside the United States from which to broadcast when its current location, Texas, inevitably became inhospitable.
He related how he had recently instructed his staff, “We have to pick up our pace on finding another place to broadcast.” Beck told them, “I need to know if I can get to Jerusalem, where they won’t shut this down and we can be able to broadcast into the United States. This could end quickly.”
He said that when his young daughter, who was in the room, heard him propose the move to the Holy Land, she was a bit shocked. Beck tried to reassure her by saying, “Jerusalem is a suburb, next to Fort Worth.” Nonetheless, he said he did not regret her overhearing, as the burden of repairing the damaged world would fall on the next generation. “[The kids] are the giants that are going to fix this. They have to know,” he said.
The startling announcement came after a question from a woman in Beck’s studio audience. The woman had relocated from California to Texas in response to Beck’s dire warnings of social collapse. Beck’s announcement comes as a result of his conviction that we are nearing the end of days, and many of his listeners have taken his warnings seriously and relocated. He maintains his claims, saying he has been advised by several experts that social and economic conditions are on the verge of failing.
Beck is a strong supporter of Senator Ted Cruz in his bid for the Republican nomination, purportedly because of his end-of-days convictions.
His desire to move operations to Jerusalem doesn’t come from a hypothetical concept of the Biblical city; he is an active supporter of Israel and her capital. In 2011, he headlined his “Restoring the Courage” events in Jerusalem, at which he encouraged more than 1,000 of his supporters to “Stand with the Jewish people”. Apparently, the feeling is mutual as that year, Beck received the first Zionist Organization of America’s “Defender of Israel Award”.