Note Woolsey pumping her hand in the air as Abileah chants to cut US aid to Israel. She then takes the podium and expresses her pride in Abileah's actions.
Woolsey's comments were so outrageous that the National Jewish Democratic Committee demanded her apology. Will J Street condemn or endorse her comments?. Will J Street endorse or condemn her comments?
NJDC on Rep. Woolsey’s Apparent Support of Netanyahu Speech DisrupterDavid A. Harris — June 23, 2011 – 4:02 pm |
It’s deeply unfortunate to see video of Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) turning to the protester who screamed at and disrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address before Congress and saying, “you made me proud.” Interrupting any dignitary invited to speak before Congress in this way is wrong, especially when it’s the leader of the Jewish State of Israel—the one true democracy in the Middle East, and America’s staunch, strategic ally. On other issues, Woolsey makes us proud, but today she did not. The protester’s rude “protest” was deeply unacceptable and we urge Woolsey to apologize for her remarks in this video.