Mail Online UK By Jenny Awford Posted Mon., Sept.26, 2016
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was booed and met with cries of ‘Free Palestine’ after going to watch hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
Two women were even escorted out of the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York after trying to shove their way through the politician’s heavy security, witnesses said.
Theatregoers took to social media to vent their frustration at how the commando-turned prime minister arrived late on Saturday night and sparked a furore.
Melanie Colton tweeted: ‘At Hamilton with Netanyahu attending. Two women leave the theater screaming, ‘Free Palestine!’ as they shove their way through the security.
The sold-out show tells the story of Alexander Hamilton – one of the Founding Fathers and a champion of the American Constitution.
Netanyahu was in New York for the United Nations’s general assembly.
The prime minister stayed at Trump Tower for at least 90 minutes on Sunday morning.
They reportedly discussed Israel’s use of a fence to help secure its borders – an example Trump frequently cites when speaking about the wall he wants to build between the US and Mexico.
During Netanyahu’s meeting with Clinton, she pledged to implement the Iran nuclear deal, which Netanyahu opposed vehemently in 2015, while working ‘closely’ with Israel.
They discussed Iran, the conflict in Syria and other regional challenges, including her support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict negotiated by the two parties – not an outside organization like the US Security Council.
Clinton also expressed her support for the 10-year, $38 billion military aid package signed between the two countries earlier the month and opposition to efforts to boycott Israel.