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See Netanyahu React to Protester Interrupting His Congressional Speech


"I take it as a badge of honor..."

srael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. House Speaker House John Boehner of Ohio, right, and Vice President Joe Biden listen behind. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Earlier today in our our story about CODEPINK activists interrupting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's AIPAC speech yesterday, we noted that the group planned to be on hand for his speech to Congress today. It appears they followed through. But, rather than frazzle Netanyahu, it made him look like a strong leader, giving him the opportunity to praise "true" democracies such as the U.S. and bash tyrannical government.

The indecipherable* shout as well as Netanyahu's off-the-cuff response is below:

CODEPINK has not officially taken credit for the protest. But it is worth pointing out that the AP snapped a picture of the protester and she was wearing a pink blouse underneath a black sweater:

UPDATE: CODEPINK has taken responsibility for the incident. Click here for further updates.

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