President Obama Heckled During Speech to Young People in Jerusalem

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President Obama gets so little respect from some Israelis that you would never know his administration increased aid to their country. Well, as expected, he was heckled during a speech to 600 students in Jerusalem Thursday,  but he didn’t skip a beat.

Half-way through President Obama’s speech a man began shouting in Hebrew. It was reported later that he was shouting about imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard. President Obama played it off:

“This is part of the lively debate that we talked about,” he joked. Then, added: “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 students gave him a standing ovation, further proof that he is still a favorite among young people. I give him a lot of credit for reminding them that an independent and viable Palestine is paramount for Israel to thrive and endure as a Jewish and democratic state. President Obama renewed his call for a two-state solution in the Middle East. You see, Mitt Romney and many Republicans have it twisted, that it was the other way around.

 President Obama Heckled During Speech to Young People in Jerusalem
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.