Vice President Mike Pence faced a ton of heat and condemnation after addressing one of President Trump's many controversial decisions on his trip in the Middle East. Trump decided to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which resulted in a small walk-out and protest lawmakers in Israel and surrounding areas, like Jordan and Palestine.
"Israeli Arab lawmakers staged a walk out at the beginning of Pence’s speech, resulting in a small scuffle.” a witness said about the protest.
Knesset (i.e. Israel's Parliament) members stood up for a minute and held up signs before being taken away by security and other members, which resulted in those who brought signs to get up and leave.
Wow. Unbelievable, and yet . . . totally believable. It's great to hear about people standing up for principles. Thank you.— Ellen Hopkins (@EllenHopkinsLit) January 5, 2018
Keep up the great work. Haters will be haters. And paid trolls.— American Pride (@usaforyoubruv) January 22, 2018
Not even leaders can stand this abomination of a administration— Theonlytrama (@theonlytrama) January 22, 2018
Well I don’t agree with moving our Embassy from Tel Aviv either— Susanna Garvin (@susanna_g888) January 22, 2018
Pence met with King Abdullah II on Sunday before heading over to Israel. He criticized and spoke out against the decision to move the embassy, addressing Pence and stating the following:
"I had continuously voiced over the past year, in my meetings with Washington, my concerns regarding the U.S. decision on Jerusalem that does not come as a result of a comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Today we have a major challenge to overcome, especially with some of the rising frustrations.”
H/T - Uproxx