Former prime minister Ehud Olmert was greeted with cries of 'war criminal' and "murderer" when he spoke at the University of Chicago on October 15th. Several dozen pro-Palestinian protesters stood outside the lecture hall waving Palestinian flags and shouting out slogans against the former Israeli leader. But Olmert was also interrupted inside the hall. "War crimes are not free expression!" shouted one man. "Shame on my university for inviting a murderer." Several other students rose from their seats and presented lists of people killed during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip earlier this year. The protesters were escorted out of the hall by security. Olmert himself maintained his composure despite the interruptions and responded to them calmly and politely.