Obama Heckled During Speech to Israeli Youth: VIDEO


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."


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.

Posted March 21, 2013 at 3:03pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Barack Obama, Israel, News