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Awkward anti-Zionist moment at the DNC

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These conventions are so scripted that a large part of the audience can actually read what the speakers are going to say on the teleprompter before they say it. But something unscripted happened tonight at the DNC, something as spontaneous as it was awkward.

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the floor  to a vote on an amended party platform that would include the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and a shout out to God, here’s what happened …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4z64YjfEaQ

Some say the chorus of boos had less to do with anti-Zionist/religious sentiment than with how the vote was handled, but I find that a little bit hard to believe. It’ll be interesting to see how Natalie Portman responds. She’s up soon.

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