If the White House’s policy is provoking protests from the anti-Israel crowd, our president is doing something right.
Vice President Mike Pence’s speech before Israel’s parliament on Monday was briefly interrupted by several of that body’s Israeli-Arab members, who loudly opposed the Trump administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
#Knesset Arab members protest #Pence after #Trump declaration of #Jerusalem as capitol of #israel#Palestine #فلسطين #القدس #بنس pic.twitter.com/jSfgakr11E
— Mhamad Kleit (@kleitm) January 22, 2018
A group of 13 members of the Israeli parliament defied the American vice president with signs that read “Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine,” according to NBC.
The 13 Israeli-Arab members of Israel's Parliament held up signs saying "Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine" and were forcibly removed by security as Pence started to speak. Can you imagine Capitol Police dragging members of the congressional black caucus off the House floor?
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 22, 2018
The disruption ended after ushers escorted the protesting members out of the chamber, Lahav Harkov of the Jerusalem Post noted.
Wrong on several points. 1, they are not “THE 13 Israeli-Arab members” – there are others. 2, it is always against the Knesset rules to hold up signs or use props and there are examples spanning decades of ppl being removed bc of it. 3, ushers, not security guards led them out https://t.co/JgIGkUFpda
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) January 22, 2018
Vice President Pence declared that the US will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by 2019, NBC reported. His announcement was met with applause from Israeli lawmakers.
“Our president made his decision in the best interest of the United States,” the vice president said. “We believe his decision is in the best interest of peace.”
“The United States has chosen fact over fiction,” Vice President Pence said of the administration’s historic decision.
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