[VIDEO] Obama gets heckled, standing ovation in Jerusalem

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   March 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM   |   Comments

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March 21 (UPI) -- During President Barack Obama's speech in Jerusalem Thursday, he was interrupted by a heckler.

It was unclear what the person was shouting -- reports indicated it was about Jonathan Pollard, an American who spied for Israel -- but it was Obama's reaction that got immediate buzz.

"This is part of the lively debate that we talked about," Obama said, bringing the audience of students to its collective feet.

"We actually arranged for that, because it made me feel at home. I wouldn't feel comfortable if I didn't have at least one heckler."

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