Glenn Beck airs show from Israel

Right-wing talk show provocateur Glenn Beck, who recently left Fox News Channel, aired his syndicated radio show from Israel on May 10 during what his website announced beforehand as a “surprise” trip.

The website noted that Beck has been “taking a strong and vocal stand for Israel.” Nonetheless, he angered an array of Jewish groups recently for likening the quest for “social justice” to Nazism and for falsely insinuating that liberal philanthropist and Holocaust survivor George Soros was a Nazi collaborator.

One of those groups, Jews for Social Justice, claimed credit for the Fox-Beck split, although both sides denied it. — jta