How funny it is that people will support the right to free speech only when it applies to them, but when it comes to Israel, the rules never applied. You can question the existence of God, insult Jesus or even call our president by any name in the book and no one will give a rat, but if you dare to challenge Israel, you are committing America’s number-one sin!
That is what happened to a Jewish-American Rae Abileah during the address of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress last May. Abileah, who is Code Pink peace activist and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, yelled, “No more occupation! Stop Israeli war crimes! Equal rights for Palestinians!”
She was quickly tackled to the ground by members of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), beaten, then arrested at George Washington University Hospital following her medical treatment. Abileah is facing charges of disrupting the Congress session.
Flashback: In September 2009, President Obama became the first president to be called “liar” in front of a joint session of Congress by a Republican senator. South Carolina’s Joe Wilson, pointing angrily at the President, blurted at the top of his voice: “You lie!” when Obama was addressing the Congress on health care.