Glenn Beck issued an impassioned plea to Israel to defend themselves and expressed his sorrow that the FAA has decided to ban travel to Israel.
Beck reported that the FAA banned travel to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, after a rocket, fired by Hamas, hit a house near the airport.
"They (the Obama administration and the FAA) gave a win to Hamas. Have you heard anybody saying anything about how Hamas should stop? Instead, we’re stopping people from flying while we’re lecturing the people who are trying to stop the people with the rockets. We’re equating violence with violence," Beck said on his radio show Wednesday.
"This is a direct attack on Israel by our country and by the FAA," he added.
He addressed the Israelis directly: "Israel, hear me clearly: As an American citizen, I don’t represent all Americans…We have violated our oath to you to be your friends."
Beck praised Israel for their resilience and called on them to defend themselves: "You have a right to defend yourself. And dare I say it–none of us would have put up with this as long as you have…If this were happening to us or any other country, we would have bombed that country into the Stone Age–be it right or wrong, that’s what most of us would have done. I’ve never seen Israel act out in rage and boy, you have had reason, but you don’t…You have to protect yourselves," he said.
He said it is understandable why a ceasefire has not stuck, despite the Israelis’ best efforts. "This is a no brainer. You can’t sit at a negotiating table when your ‘whys’ are different."
Beck reassured Israel that the United States, despite the FAA’s ban on travel to and from Israel, supports them. "We support your right to exist. We support your right as a Jew to live unmolested. We support your right to live in a state," he said.