Israeli Prime Minister To Address Liberty Counsel’s ‘The Awakening’
Israeli Prime Minister To Address Liberty Counsel’s ‘The Awakening’ | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center
By Ryan Lenz
November 17, 2011
The Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., also did not return calls to confirm Netanyahu’s participation. But if Netanyahu’s staff doesn’t know the nature of the group he’s agreed to address, maybe they should give the Liberty Counsel and all it’s friends a hard look. — Ryan Lenz
The Awakening 2012
The Liberty Counsel has announced the lineup of speakers for next year’s national conference, and it’s a marquee of far-right luminaries. Prominent figures of the anti-Muslim movement will rub shoulders with the anti-gay religious right. Christian dominionists will hang out with hard-line constitutionalists. And, of course, the prime minister of Israel will speak, too.
That’s right. The website for The Awakening 2012 lists Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as one of the confirmed speakers for the event scheduled for next April in Orlando, Fla. ‘As our nation’s honor is deteriorating, now is the time to take a stand and restore our country’s strength and dignity,’ one conference flyer proclaims.
The Liberty Counsel did not return a telephone call from Hatewatch to confirm Netanyahu’s appearance via video linkup. But if it is true that Netanyahu has agreed to speak to the group, it just may be that he has agreed to lie down with the American radical right so long as they are united in common purpose. (Most of the figures associated with the conference are passionate supporters of Israel.)