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Heckler yells 'stop Israeli war crimes' during Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Jewish-American activist identified as Rae Abileah, a 28-year-old of Israeli decent and member of the group CODEPINK.

Haaretz Service

May 24, 2011 | 11:56 am

Congress applauds as Netanyahu heckler is escorted out.

Congress applauds as Netanyahu heckler is escorted out.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday was disrupted by a left-wing protester calling to stop the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

The heckler was identified as Rae Abileah, a 28-year-old Jewish-American activist, of Israeli decent, who works with human rights organization CODEPINK.

Abileah stood up from the gallery as Netanyahu was congratulating the United States for the killing of Osama bin Laden and shouted “stop Israeli war crimes.”

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