Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the special joint meeting of Congress Tuesday afternoon was interrupted early on by a heckler, what sounded like a woman shouting from the gallery. It is unknown whether she is from any organized group, and what she shouted was not understandable over TV broadcast.
UPDATED 1:45 P.M.: Women’s activism group CODEPINK has claimed credit for the heckler. According to Haaretz, the woman is Rae Abileah, a 28-year-old Jewish activist of Israeli descent. They report she yelled, “stop Israeli war crimes.”
Earlier this week, CODEPINK protesters also picketed outside the building where President Barack Obama delivered a speech about the Middle East to AIPAC.
The protester was removed, and the crowd in the chamber first booed her, then gave Netanyahu a standing ovation.
Netanyahu recovered quickly, going off his prepared text to say that “in our free societies, you can have protests,” pointing out that in the “you can’t have real protests in the farcical parliaments of Tehran and Tripoli. This is real democracy!”
Watch the clip below, which aired on CNN on May 24, 2011, and is embedded courtesy of CNN.
Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report
President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.
According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.
"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."
Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.
Peru unveils giant cat etching at famous Nazca site
A giant 2,000-year-old figure of a feline that was on the brink of disappearing will be the new cat's meow when Peru's remarkable Nazca Lines attraction reopens to tourists in November.
The geoglyph is around 120 feet (37 meters) long and was recently discovered by a drone on a hillside, the culture ministry said.
"The figure was barely visible and was about to disappear due to the effects of natural erosion as it's on a fairly steep slope," said the ministry.
A group of archeologists took on the job of cleaning and preserving the geoglyph, which shows a cat with its body in profile but its head front on.
Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’
President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.
And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.
But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.
Trump included video of their interview in his tweet: