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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Former Israeli PM Olmert Shouted Down at University of Chicago (Video)

On October 15, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert came to give the annual King Abdullah II Leadership Lecture at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Outraged at a man responsible for war crimes in Palestine and Lebanon that killed more than 3,000 people during his term of office, community members confronted Olmert inside the lecture hall, effectively preventing him from delivering his speech.

The Goldstone report, examining Israel's attack on Gaza last winter while Olmert was prime minister, called for Israeli leaders to be held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Recording and photography were officially banned at Olmert's request, but The Electronic Intifada had a camera anyway as protester after protester rose to make a statement before police forced them to leave.