Danny Ayalon booed during LSE talk

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon gave a lecture at LSE during a trip to Britain last week.

Speaking on the topic “The situation in the Middle East: The view from Israel”, he told around 300 students that both Israel and the Palestinians hope to achieve reconciliation.

Security for Israel, he said, would be recognised with sovereignty and economic prosperity for Palestinians.

The event was interrupted several times by students who shouted at Mr Ayalon. After the lecture he took part in a question and answer session.

An LSE spokeswoman said: “Although there was some barracking of the speaker from the floor, the Minister was able to deliver his speech and engage in debate afterwards.”

    Last updated: 3:56pm, November 5 2009