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The Knesset plenum

Members of the Joint Arab List faction were removed from the Knesset plenum during the address by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday afternoon.

The Arab lawmakers were escorted from the chamber by Knesset ushers after they attempted to disrupt the vice president’s speech.

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The Joint Arab List lawmakers began to raise signs saying, “Jerusalem is The Capital of Palestine,” and protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem.

Knesset rules prohibit signs and props in the plenum at all times, not only when guests are addressing the chamber.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.