Let's get this right: Glenn Beck, the radio shock jock who recently left Fox News to form GBTV, loves Israelis and the Jewish people.
But his love for Jews seems to vanish when they open their mouths — which led him to make some remarks that will undoubtedly be interpreted as anti-Semitic.
Beck, who recently hosted a "Restoring Courage" rally in Israel, said on his radio show Thursday that Jews drive him crazy when they talk over one another.
"I love the Israelis, I love the Jewish people," he said. But, he added, "They're constantly talking! I don't know how that society even functions."
He then compared them to members of a family of eight constantly interrupting one another at dinner.
"I was friends with a family that had eight kids," Beck said. "Eating dinner at their house was like having dinner in Israel. Everyone is just talking at the same time and you can't even think."
Beck quickly defended his remarks, adding that there is no one as pro-Israel as he is. Beck has always been a staunch defender of Israel on his show, often to an extreme that makes many uncomfortable.
Yet he has also earned the ire of Jewish groups for his uses of Nazi imagery and for his crusade against George Soros — a Holocaust survivor.
Whether this latest rash of ill-advised comments will affect Beck is unclear since he has a history of making controversial remarks, many of them more abhorrent and offensive than this. Needless to say, they will not sit well in Hollywood.
Here is the audio — keep in mind it was selected by Media Matters — that is useful for hearing the tone: