Rahm Emanuel Heckeled by Israelis

[ What a pity the two activists were immediately seized and interrogated by the police, etc.   It would have been very interesting to hear Emanuel attempt justify US policy toward Israel (and Jerusalem in particular), especially while he was there with the purported purpose of celebrating his son’s bar mitzvah.  Apart from “heckling” Emanuel, how else can the Torah observant Jews have a discussion with him on this issue?  Would he sit down with them and dialog about the significance of Zion? And which mitzvot should someone become a “son” of, Rahm?  Don’t the mitzvot concerning the land   count in the Torah?  Is not Zion mentioned more than any other location in the Jewish Bible? ]


JERUSALEM (AP) – Two ultranationalist Israeli activists have been arrested for shouting insults at White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

The two men approached Emanuel Thursday as he was touring Jerusalem’s Old City with his family under heavy security.

The protesters began shouting insults and slogans from afar, yelling, “Jerusalem is not for sale.” They were referring to the White House pressure for Israel to halt construction in disputed east Jerusalem.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says they were quickly detained and taken for questioning.

Emanuel is in Israel to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah, a coming-of-age ceremony for 13-year-old Jewish boys. Emanuel has also taken time out of his private visit to meet with Israeli leaders.

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