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Obama Heckled During Speech to Israeli Youth: VIDEO

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President Obama was heckled during a speech to Israeli students today at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

Said Obama after letting the heckler quiet down:

"This is part of the lively debate that we talked about...I have to say we actually arranged for that because it made me feel at home. I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I didn’t have at least one heckler."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The WaPo reports:

The man was shouting in Hebrew. According to a White House pool report, he was referencing Jonathan Pollard, an American who pleaded guilty in 1986 to passing top-secret information to Israel.

And here's the NYT report on the "enthusiastically welcomed" speech.

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  1. Why the hell do you write an article about the fact that one nut yelled something, rather than about the substance of the President's speech?

    Posted by: Joe Citizen | Mar 21, 2013 3:36:46 PM


  2. The president is a smooth operator.

    Why are the Israelis so obsessed with the spy Pollard? Unless there's more to the story than the general public have been told about [which is possible] that would shed more favorable light on Mr. Pollard, they have some chutzpah demanding and lecturing the U.S. IMHO. Especially considering Mr. Pollard is far from alone in being an Israeli agent spying on America, and passing American secrets from military, diplomatic and trade, to industrial technology secrets to the Israeli government. What they do is blatant and egregious.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 21, 2013 3:37:06 PM


  3. Total pro.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 21, 2013 3:49:00 PM


  4. Way to be an ingrate bringing up one little "injustice" when we are the sole reason your country hasn't been annihilated from the map by your neighbors. How about we take our money and our President back and leave you to fend for yourselves.

    Posted by: Bollux | Mar 21, 2013 3:49:45 PM


  5. hey Bollux...if the US didn't help our only ally in the middle east (and with that "help" comes all kinds of strings attached)and there was a war...do you really think the arabs would win? My guess is there would be no more arabs.

    So if you like arabs (which I suspect you do), then you better pray the US never stops "helping" Israel.

    Posted by: Myackie | Mar 21, 2013 5:54:15 PM


  6. Myack -- Israel would not be sustainable for more than a few months or maybe a couple years without the backing of the United States Government.

    Strings should be attached. More of them, in fact. Like, they should immediately begin the process of a 2 state solution, so we can finally have peace in the Middle East.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 21, 2013 6:19:50 PM


  7. Great response by President Obama.

    Posted by: Perry | Mar 21, 2013 6:22:09 PM


  8. When you do the crime you do the time. Jews are no exception.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Mar 21, 2013 6:29:24 PM


  9. For all we do to help Israel (which is entirely too much), then there need to be a LOT of strings attached. But funny enough...AIPAC makes sure that instead, we act like the battered wife and go back for just "one more" smacking around from them.

    How long til someone calls me an anti-semite?

    Posted by: Francine | Mar 21, 2013 6:54:05 PM


  10. I think the Israelis think of the Pollard case as one of "friendly" spying, and since the US and Israel are allies, he should be pardoned. However, in this case it was just one heckler, not Netanyahu or anyone like that.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 21, 2013 7:38:28 PM


  11. You people are drunk on Obama.

    Posted by: Garth | Mar 21, 2013 11:46:02 PM


  12. Drunk on Obama? How? He won. Twice. It's a fact, not a drunken hallucination. Sometimes, I guess the truth hurts. Worry not, only four short years, and he will be out of the White House. All the bigots can rest easy now...start counting, bigots!

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 22, 2013 5:31:31 AM


  13. Ryan...can you explain why the "palestonians" have rejected the "two-state solution" 5 times??? With that track record it appears that they're not interested in their own state, but only destroying Israel. And why was there no call for an independent state from 1948 to 1967 when the so called "occupied" areas were controlled by arabs?

    I'm just tired of arabs claiming to be the world's biggest victims...99% of their problmes are self-induced...and I'm tired of it...but people like you, for some reason, want these fascist societies to win.

    Posted by: Myackie | Mar 22, 2013 8:17:03 AM


  14. It's long overdue for the US to stop financing the Zionist land thieves.

    The British invention of the bastard state of Isreal on land belonging to Palestine in 1949 was a tragic error.

    Billions and billions of US tax dollars later we still need to waste precious money prolonging the existence of the last Western Colony in occupied palestine. What a waste of money.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 22, 2013 12:40:06 PM


  15. It's long overdue for the US to stop financing the Zionist land thieves.

    The British invention of the bastard state of Isreal on land belonging to Palestine in 1949 was a tragic error.

    Billions and billions of US tax dollars later we still need to waste precious money prolonging the existence of the last Western Colony in occupied palestine. What a waste of money.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 22, 2013 12:40:08 PM


  16. @mike in NYC screw you anti Semitic idiot. Israel is the he's nation in western Asia and they only one where gays are not killed, imprisoned, or at risk of loading their jobs. Gays can serve in the military, have civil partnerships, adopt children, and have equal employment opertunities. What would the Arabs and fakeistians give them? Death by stoning or hanging. So long live the Jewish state and may her enemies be slaughtered!

    Posted by: Lee | Mar 22, 2013 1:14:26 PM


  17. Lee, the Palestinians are a Semitic people as well. So your predictable whining of anti-semitc victimhood is meaningless. Don't you ever get tired of defining yourself by your own victimhood?

    Can we have our Billions in tax dollars back the Zionists use to murder unarmed children?

    Thankfully, like all invented colonies, the Zionist Apartheid state will not last.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 22, 2013 1:41:45 PM


  18. Hey girls! Turns out that the heckler was an arab...so now do you all approve???

    Posted by: Myackie | Mar 22, 2013 6:11:08 PM


  19. btw Mike in NYC...'palestinians' are descended from Croatians brought down by the Ottoman empire in the 1880's to build the trans-Ottoman railroad...they are NOT semites...you have fallen for a load of propaganda...but I know why.

    Posted by: Myackie | Mar 22, 2013 6:12:43 PM


  20. Sorry Myshe, they are. Learn some History. Zionist brainwashing doesn't count.

    Although for we Aryan, there is zero difference between either desert tribe. Sand trash is sand trash.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 22, 2013 10:19:42 PM


  21. THE FUNNY ASS THING IS....."HEBREW" IS A AFRICAN LANGUAGE!!!!! HEBREW COMES RIGHT FROM ETHIOPIA....."ARAMAIC" IS STILL SPOKEN BY ETHIOPIANS TO THIS DAY!! A DIALECT OF IT....."SEMITE" MEANS "BLACK"....SO THIS PEOPLE KILL ME WITH HATING SOMEONE WHEN THEIR CULTURE...LANGUAGE....RELIGION.....EVERYTHING IS STOLEN FROM THE AFRICANS RIGHT NEXT DOOR!.....JOKES....

    Posted by: Shannon | Mar 24, 2013 12:43:08 AM


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