Obama heckled in Mideast.

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    Obama is not wanted in the Mideast. His political stunts have created anger and distrust towards Americans in the Arab world.

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    Obama Visits Western Wall; Hears Psalm and Heckling

    July 23, 2008 11:41 PM

    Before heading to the airport to depart for Germany, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, came to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem for a pre-dawn visit, arriving at 5:01 am local time.

    The visit did not appear on the official schedule nor had it been anounced by the campaign, but dozens of people were waiting for him, apparently tipped off.

    At 5:11 am, Obama --a white yarmulke atop his head, a pack of Secret Service agents surrounding him -- walked from the motorcade with a small group of men to a sectioned off area of the Western wall of the Temple Mount, traditionally considered the last remnant of the Holy Temple.

    Men and women are separated at the Wall, and a female Secret Service agent and two female Obama communications staffers went to the women's side.

    One of the men with Obama, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, the Rabbi of the Wall, read Psalm 122 to the small group from a Bible, "A Song of Ascents of David."

    And then one man at the Wall began screaming: "Obama, Jerusalem is our land! Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale!"

    He kept yelling this for Obama's entire 10 minutes at the Wall, refusing to stop despite repeated entreaties to do so from the crowd.

    Obama chatted with the men with whom he'd come to the Wall, before walking to the Wall to place a note he had previously written between the Wall's cracks. He put his hand on the Wall, bowed his head and appeared contemplative.

    After shaking some hands, Obama got back in his motorcade and headed to the airport.

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    Nothing seems to change. At least for the Middle East.
     

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