WATCH: Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Israel envoy's Columbia speech

"Danny Danon you can't hide, we charge you with genocide," anti-Israel demonstrators also chanted outside of the New York event.

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February 14, 2017 11:25
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Danny Danon. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Dozens of anti-Israel demonstrators protested and interrupted a speech by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon at Columbia University in New York on Monday night.

Dozens of protesters outside the venue held Palestinian flags and placards bearing the slogans such as "racists not wanted" and "collective punishment is a crime."

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"Danny Danon you can't hide, we charge you with genocide," they chanted as waitlisted guests for Danon's event stood in line, several bearing Israeli flags.


In addition, a group of chanting protesters interrupted the student event during which Danon addressed the crowd on Israel.

"We'll be free from the river to the sea, Palestine!" shouted a handful of demonstrators marching up stairs in the lecture hall.




The Israeli envoy later took to Twitter to condemn the disruptive protests.

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"We'll not be silenced when people are spreading lies about Israel," he wrote. "Israel will continue to be a strong democracy, the only one in the M.E. [Middle East]."

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