President Shimon Peres was interrupted during a speech on Monday when a man at a bar mitzvah celebration started shouting at the head of state. The man asked Peres why he didn't throw his weight behind the effort to free abducted soldier Gilad Schalit.
Peres answered in a calm voice, saying that the government was doing everything it could, that Schalit's release was being was being negotiated, that he personally ached for the suffering to which Schalit and his family were being subjected and that he was in constant contact with the family.
The answer apparently satisfied his interlocutor, who sat down without uttering another word. He later approached the president to apologized for his behavior.