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Obama Defuses Heckler in Israel

He gets a standing ovation from audience

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 21, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – During his speech to young Israelis today, President Obama started getting heckled in Hebrew. As the crowd booed, Obama handled it lightly, notes Raw Story. “This is part of the lively debate that we talked about,” he said, which prompted a standing ovation. " I have to say we actually arranged for that because it made me feel at home," Obama added. "I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I didn’t have at least one heckler.” The man apparently shouted something about Jonathan Pollard, currently serving a life sentence in the US for spying on behalf of Israel, reports Talking Points Memo, citing a White House pool report.

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