Iran. Nuclear. Deal. Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a long-awaited and controversial speech before both houses of the United States Congress on Tuesday, and it was a doozy.
Bibi’s been beating the drum about a nuclear Iran for as long as he’s been prime minister, and his congressional speech was like a super aggressive drum solo interrupted by frequent standing ovations.
Critics in the United States and Israel have called the speech disrespectful to US President Obama (who didn’t invite him, didn’t attend, and is in the middle of nuclear negotiations with Iran), threatening to US-Israel relations, and politically inappropriate considering Israeli elections are two weeks away.
If you’d rather not wade through the slew of speeches and reactions that have come after the speech, this world cloud will give you a taste of what message Netanyahu wanted to send to Congress.
Not included: The 26 standing ovations during the speech.
Netanyahu’s biggest words — Iran, nuclear, deal, Israel — they tell you a lot.
Iran — 107 times
Nuclear — 46
Deal — 40
Israel — 39