Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live broadcast that will reach millions of viewers – this is just some of what is in store for Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally “to restore courage,” which is set to take place on August 24 in Jerusalem.
Beck has been leading a publicity campaign for the event over the past few weeks, urging his viewers and listeners to fly out to the Holy Land.
The staunch Christian Fox News personality aims to show support for Israel by recreating last August’s rally “to restore honor,” which he held in Washington, DC.
This year, the Wailing Wall will replace Lincoln Memorial as the backdrop for the event, which will take place at Jerusalem’s Old City and the Teddy Stadium simultaneously.
The multi-million dollar production is expected to be attended by a convoy of American dignitaries, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. US Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, and Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Congresswoman Michelle Bachman are to join Beck at the rally as well.
Those hoping for a VIP ticket will be disappointed to find out that the 600 prime seating spots at the Davidson Center have all been sold out – for $5,000 a pop. The rest of the spectators will have to settle for a spot at the stadium, or at the Sultan’s Pool archeological site. The main events will be broadcast on giant screens for a better view. The rally is open to the general public with free admission.
UPDATE: While we are usually extremely vigilant not to report on any news related to the Governor until we independently confirm it. It appears I may have jumped the gun on this one. National Review Online reports:
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told NRO that Romney has no plans to attend the rally.
Newt Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond told NRO that Newt Gingrich has neither ruled out attending nor confirmed that he will go.
“Right now, we’re undecided and we’ll certainly consider an invitation if he [Beck] sends one along to us,” Hammond said.
We are trying to confirm if Governor Palin will in fact be attending. Whether she will be attending or not, I should not have posted this prior to having official confirmation. I sincerely apologize and will do better in the future.