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Glenn Beck announces rally to 'Restore Courage' in Israel this summer

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Glenn Beck. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File

Glenn Beck will hold a rally to "restore courage" in Jerusalem this August, he announced on his radio show Monday.

The conservative media personality says his aim in organizing the rally - which is slated to take place a year after his "rally to restore honor," in Washington, D.C. last August - is to "stand together" with Israel and "show the world what living a life of faith and honor really means," according to a statement on Beck's website.

Beck , a Mormon, made a surprise visit to Israel last week, during which he visited holy sites around Jerusalem and broadcast a special episode of his radio show, which he dedicated to the nation.

On Monday, upon his return, he warned his audience that Israel, "the center of our faith," was in imminent danger at the hands of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.

"They are going to attack the center of our faith," Beck said. "Our common faith. And that is Jerusalem. And it won't be with bullets or bombs. It will be with a two state solution that cuts off Jerusalem, the old city, to the rest of the world."

"We have gone to the capitals of our states and to the capitals of our government," he continued. "We have talked to all the power brokers. The only power broker, the only seat of government that can and will solve this problem with or without us is God. It is time to return inside the walls that surround Jerusalem and stand with people of all faiths, all around the world."

Beck conceded that he wasn't sure how the event would be received in Israel. "In August, whether I'm there with seven people or 10 people or there alone, I will be counted and I will stand," he said.

According to an estimate by, last year's "restoring honor" rally drew about 87,000 people - although Beck put the figure at 500,000 attendees.

Beck asked his supporters to help him spread the word about the rally to Restore Courage.

"I ask you to join me," he said, during the radio announcement. "I also ask you to take this message globally, to take this to every corner of the earth. If you have family living overseas, this is not an America solution. This is a people of faith solution. This is a people all over the world solution. I ask you to help get this word out."

The rally comes amid questions over whether Beck's recent departure from his Fox News show will diminish his influence.

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