An Israeli man has hurled his sneakers at Israel’s Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch breaking her glasses and knocking her off the chair.
The shoe-thrower, Pinchas "Pini" Cohen, entered a hearing on medical marijuana on Wednesday and asked, "Is this the president?" After receiving a positive response, he took off his sneaker, threw it at Beinish and hit her in the face while yelling "you’re corrupt, a traitor, because of you I lost everything."
It knocked the Israeli chief justice to the ground as a second shoe attack flew overhead.
Cohen was arrested by the court’s security guards. He appears to have a history of violent behavior. He threatened his lawyer Arieh Rozenberg and Judge Philip Marcus in 2006.
According to Rozenberg, he had been assaulted by Cohen who caused him a hand fracture.
The trend was set by Muntazer al-Zaidi, a reporter with Cairo-based al-Baghdadia television network, who threw his shoes at former US president George W. Bush in late 2008 as he was on his last visit to Iraq.