At a Netroots Nation, Corey Booker was caught holding a sign that called for the abolishment of all walls.

Here was a response from his office when questioned on it:

“Just before delivering a speech in New Orleans, Senator Booker was approached by dozens of people for photos,” said spokesman Jeff Giertz. “In one instance, amid the rush, he was posing for a photo and was passed a sign to hold—he didn’t have time to read the sign, and from his cursory glance he thought it was talking about Mexico and didn’t realize it had anything to do with Israel.”

Giertz added that Booker does believe security barriers are necessary as long as “active terrorist organizations threaten the safety of the people living in Israel.”

“He hopes for a day when there will be no need for security barriers in the State of Israel, but while active terrorist organizations threaten the safety of the people living in Israel, security barriers are unfortunate but necessary to protect human lives,” Giertz said.

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