Tough crowd. Speaking at a U.N. conference on racism, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad found that an unsympathetic audience would not tolerate his radical views against Israel. The moment he began addressing the issue, diplomats began exiting the forum, passing directly in front of his podium. Applause erupted from the audience at the powerful statement, as officials began to leave in droves. Prior to the walk out, two protesters, both wearing rainbow colored wigs, also interrupted Ahmadinejad's speech. Both Israel and the U.S. were absent from the conference in protest of the platform given to anti-Zionist views.