WATCH: Protestors interrupt Vice President’s speech in Israel, amid tensions over the Trump administration’s decision to recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital https://t.co/KVc7VojlCZ pic.twitter.com/ibuMSedeqM
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 22, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence‘s speech before Israel’s parliament was disrupted on Monday by a number of the chamber’s Israeli-Arab members.
According to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, 13 members of parliament held up signs saying “Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine.” The members were escorted from the chamber by ushers — per the Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov.
In the speech, Pence announced that the U.S. plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019.
“Our president made his decision in the best interest of the United States,” Pence said. “We believe his decision is in the best interest of peace.”
He also stood behind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“The United States has chosen fact over fiction,” Pence declared.
Watch above, via CBS News.
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