Two Bay Area Jews were among the five protesters who heckled Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu during his speech Monday to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans, reports j. weekly. The five protesters held up banners denouncing Jewish settlements and were escorted out by sheriff’s deputies, though they were not charged. One of the protesters, UC Berkeley student Matthew Taylor, said Israel was “delegitimizing itself” with its policies and said “the mainstream Jewish American leadership” was failing young Jews with its “uncritical, unthinking support of Israel.”

Rae Abileah, another protester from San Francisco, shouted, “The settlements betray Jewish values.” She said a man tried to stuff a seat cover in her mouth to silence her. Netanyahu said the protesters were joining the ranks of people who believe that “Israel is guilty until proven guilty.”

Netanyahu was in the US to discuss reviving Middle East peace talks, but a lengthy meeting on Thursday produced no breakthroughs, The New York Times reported.