Disturbance in House chamber during Netanyahu's speech
May 24th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Disturbance in House chamber during Netanyahu's speech

(CNN) - A woman was removed from the House Chamber by U.S Capitol Police Tuesday after interrupting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress.

Police escorted her out of the chamber and she was heard screaming "equal rights for Palestine" loudly on the third floor of the Capitol outside the chamber.

She also yelled, "The occupation of Palestine is indefensible."

U.S. Capitol Police appear to be taking her out of the building for processing.


Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Congress
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. Mature

    @ Shalom that's the same foreign prime minister who disrespected our President, Does he deserve more respect than our president or us? Our Loyalty should be to America

    May 24, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. jay1975

    Where was the left wing anger when Mexico's President came here blaming us for the problems in his cr@phole nation? Oh yeah, that was ok because it follwed the left wing ideology of blame America for the world's ills.

    May 24, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Lucullus

    Poor tiny, surrounded Israel was created by the United Nations and the lying duplicity of the British Empire. Since Uncle Sap has been footing the bill for these thugs since 1947, Uncle Sap should force the British to sit down and with the US, the United Nations and Israel and come to a workable solution. The lie that the state of Israel was founded on land no one lived on or wanted is just that a lie. How many of you would be willing to see any state in the union partitioned so a group of foreigners could take over? How many of you would expect the people of that partitioned state to just roll over and let it happen. The Palestinians have been ghettoized for 60 years and nobody cares. Why should they?

    May 24, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. DannyTV

    Israel has been at war for so long perhaps it has forgotten how to make peace. The land stolen in the 60's MUST be returned. Israelis are the chosen people but not infallible.

    May 24, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. simple and complicated

    @ palinhope – ur trailer park etiquette is showing. Learn how to make your logic seem sensible in ur head before you try to put it down in writing. u & palin think alike – totally stupid. go back to school – thats if u ever went.

    May 24, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. No More $3 Billion Dollars a Yr Bailout to Israel...we are already in the RED for $114 Billion Dollars and still NO PEACE

    Netanyahu wants to kill ALL Palestinians before he can achieve PEACE...they are only holding on these issues so they can continue to get a $3 BILLION stimulus from the US Taxpayers. Where is the outrage America? We are BROKE!!!

    We cannot continue to support Isreal under our current economic crisis....let Israel deal with it's problems. Let's take care of America first!

    Israel is NOT part of the UNITED STATES!!!

    The Arrogance of Netanyahu is DESPICABLE!!!....

    NETANYAHU, GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY ISRAEL AND STOP STEALING OUR TAXPAYERS DOLLARS TO FUND YOUR UN-ENDING WAR WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!!!

    May 24, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  7. Dave, Central Illinois

    Kudos for Chris. Unfortunately, Chris, the answer is "no". Most of the Libs that post on this forum are ignorant of history either on purpose (they're to lazy to bother with the facts) or they have been spoonfeed an altered view of history by professors with an agenda.
    My personal take on it is that Israel's existance is proof of a divine miracle. The fact is that it held out against massively superior forces until superior American weaponry arrived and then Israel used those weapons to push the aggressors back beyond the high ground which it now occupies. Giving up the high ground would be suicide.

    May 24, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    fight fight fight – that's all israel knows

    dictator!!

    May 24, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. NVa Native

    As usual President Obama is correct. These self-righteous thugs (and not a Repub this time?) like Netinyahoo need to understand that compromise is a part of adult life. Only children (and the GOP) refuse to accept that power and weapons don’t make your opinion fact. You can't keep demanding that your opinions (social, political, religious, environmental, etc.) are what everyone else must agree with or accept as fact, we don't. Bush/Cheney tried thuggery and look at how they screwed up everything they touched!

    May 24, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "WHERE ARE THE JOBS, that's what they ran on."

    Have no fear...it's what they'll lose on too. 5 months without even an attempt at doing something about jobs AND COUNTING.

    May 24, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. matt

    Netanyahus doesn't need a teleprompter like Obama. There is no palestine never was Its Israel it belongs to the jews

    May 24, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Dean

    BN knows how to deal with Arabs...with tough speach and common sense. All Obama knows how to do is bend over.

    May 24, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Democrats for a Socialist USA Unite

    The President is right. The US just needs to get rid of all of our allies like Israel. They just waste our money and time. We could devote all our time and money into making the US a socialist utopia where nobody has to work for anything and the government does everything for us.

    May 24, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. DA

    At some point America needs to stop letting Israel get away with this faux victim crap they present all the time to the World!!! Mind you the things that were done to the Jewish doing the WWII was horrible, however for a people to come to another country and just take land, set up borders that inflict horrible burden on the Palestinian people needs to be stopped. They need to stop touting this banner that all Muslim countries want to wipe them off the earth, because we all know that is not going to happen. Therefore sit down at the table and work on a peace agreement, if not the America needs to stop funding their so call needed aid!!! Netanyahu's party is no different than the extreme Right that we have here in this country!! Do your research and stop letting the media sway your view on what is really going on in that part of the world!!!

    May 24, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. Obama 2012 - Job? Job? You don't need no STINKING JOB!!!

    Disturbance? No doubt Joe Biden snoring and passing gas....

    May 24, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. James Taylor

    Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak will stand trial on charges of conspiring in the deadly shootings of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. Yet Netanyahu is innocent when his Nazi Israeli soldiers open fire and kill innocent Pali demostrators?

    Bush and Cheney invaded Iraq in an invasion based on lies, no WMD with over 700,000 dead innocent Iraqis and over 10,000 dead or maimed US GI and they are walking free?
    What is wrong with the photo here?
    When will those criminals be try also?

    May 24, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. anthony

    "Shalom
    How can you guys back someone who disrupts a foreign Prime Ministers speech? That seems to be extremely disrespectful to another country."

    -versus backing a Prime Minister who disrespects our nation's President???

    Seems to be extremely DISRESPECTFUL to OUR country. Enough with the Israeli $$ support. We have our own issues to worry about. I dont care for Palestine either, they all have issues. Netanyahus attitude is a true testament to his approach in the middle east.. his way or no way. I say we let GERMANY adopt the responsibilities of breast feeding Israel. They caised this whole mess. If it werent for them, the Jews would probably still be happy in Europe counting their money and trying to figure out how to get their hands on more of the US's dollars.

    May 24, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  18. Steve

    I would love to see Peace in the Middle East, and In Israel.

    I would love to equal rights for all in Israel, a one state solutions. It is the only way to see true peace there, a 2 state solution is not possible. The ties of these people to their homeland is too great, and those that have no ties other than religious should be able to see their aspirations to live there realized. If Israel would provide the same benefits, laws to all people throughtut the land in which they currently rule, maybe peace would come. But rid itself of the name Israel, because it means deceit, lies and only is representative of half its people.. the current fascist racists that rule Israel today.

    May 24, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Adam

    To those who post the thought that Israel needs to give the West Bank and Gaza back to the Palestineans, let me ask you, when during the past several hundred years was there a country called Palestine? Before 1967 the territories east of the Jordan River belonged to Jordan, a sovereign state, not Palestine. Before 1948 the same territories belonged to a country called Transjordan, again, not Palistine. When Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and others attacked Israel in 1948 Israel ended up winning her independence. When they attacked again in 1967, Egypt lost the Sinai and Jordan lost the West Bank of the Jordan River. So to educate some of you, there never was a Palestine within the past few hundred or so years. That said, I do not agree at all with Bebe's stance and i think that Israel must elect a new PM, hopefully one from one of the more centrist parties. While I agree that there will never be peace with Bebe at the helm of the country, I think that if Israel and the Palestineans do not somehow come to an agreement to live together without terrorism or repression, what will happen is that Israel will end up with it's back against the wall and, like any cornered animal, will lash out and in a last ditch effort to save itself may go nuclear. That's my fear.

    May 24, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. Ronnie Rayz

    Many foreign leaders have spoken before Congress. Insults from rabble rousers are no well received even if they are a member screaming "YOU LIE!"... Anyway, from History of the World Part I, if YOU (i.e. the Arabs) start a war, say in 1947, 1967, 1973, etc., and loose, do you get a door prize? These poor Palestinian 'refugees' have been sucb for 100's of years, MANY are &/or were nomadic. Yes they may have lost land in a war, so what do they do, refuse to recognize Israel, keep up violence & rhetoric, all you USA citizens remember the Palestinians dancing and celbrating 9-11 !? until their leaders told them to stop.....Giving Hamas territory and a political leadership adjacent to Israel is like a native American tribe cedeing land to al queda, don't think even Obama would go for that. In the end, they need to settle this peacefully & perhaps a UN patrolled DMZ/border could work, until they start kidnapping the UN peacekeepers.... Occupation of Palestine is another issue, when was "Palestine" a nation state? Why would NONE of the full bounty of Arab nations offer some land or citizenship to these 'refugees'...Syria no way, Lebanon, we don't want these losers, send them back, they keep their Arab brothers in refugee kamps for 50 years & complain about Israel??? THEY started the wars, they REFUSED to recognize Israel in 1947 – Hey the USSR did so even B4 the USA!!!

    May 24, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. ted

    I respect our President for speaking the truth about Israel, we have "Cradled them sinse 1945. I have no respect for Netanyahu, Trying to "Slap the hand that feeds them??? Gop has been to soft about Israel for Decades? Give the Palastinian People their land back? America is tired of "No Give" by Israel. Stop the violence,Talk?

    May 24, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  22. Denny

    Bibi doesn't want peace, he wants the conflict to continue. Why bother with him?

    May 24, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  23. Billy

    I'm sick of both Israel and Arab states. They both could fall off the face of the Earth as far as I care.

    May 24, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  24. please

    Spare me the "its all palestinian land, give it back and leave arguement". The land we call the USA was all native american land until we took it through oppression, repression, agression, and depression. Israel has the same right to stay in israel as we have the right to be here, on this land. Don't hold double standards. Unless we give the remaining natives all of their land back, pick up and leave for europe, we have no right to ask israelis to do it. In fact, the difference between us and Israelis is that we committed genocide on the natives, we took away their voice. The israelis did not commit genocide against palestinians, palestinians still have their voice.

    May 24, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. Joe

    The master plan for the Islamic terror organization al Qaeda that calls for worldwide Islamic domination is right on schedule but it will not come about according to Bible prophecy.

    According to published reports, the master plan for the world domination by al Qaeda is right on schedule. We're now watching phase 4 of the seven stage plan taking place with the street demonstrators in the Arab capitals in the Middle East leading the way for the downfall of hated Arab leaders, basically the moderate Arab leaders that are willing to coexist with a Jewish state in the Middle East. The phase 4 plan also calls for an attack on oil supplies and the United States economy. Already it is evidenced that the plan has been effective in Tunisia and Egypt with Saudi Arabia and Jordan to be the next targets. Ironically the West is downplaying these threats to take over the world by the Islamists.

    A student of Bible prophecy, however, would recognize what is happening as the prewritten history recorded over 2500 years ago by the ancient Jewish prophets. Joel wrote that the largest military might ever formed on the earth will take place in the last days. It will be a massive Moslem militia according to Joel 2:1-4. Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah all add additional information to the end times scenario that we can see unfolding right now. Ezekiel, however, reveals that the Moslem militia will not form this desired caliphate, a global dominion. Jesus will intercede from heaven and destroy the al Qaeda forces (Ezekiel 38:18-39:6). Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

    May 24, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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