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Benjamin Netanyahu Just Called out the International Community With 45 Seconds of Awkward Silence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech at the United Nations on Thursday.

During his speech, he slammed the recent Iran deal, claiming that it guaranteed the destruction of Israel. He noted that western countries couldn’t relate to Israel as none of them have a dangerous neighbor like Iran.

Israel is sad that the United States is slowly backing away from its reliance on them in the Middle East, something the U.S. has been doing since the dawn of the Cold War.

Business Insider reports:

From one perspective, Netanyahu has been an effective leader for his country: In a time of chaos throughout the broader Middle East, Israel has remained relatively stable and grown its economy. Netanyahu’s party won an unexpectedly large share of the vote in national elections earlier this year.

But the Iran nuclear deal remains one of the greatest stains on his record. The Iranian nuclear threat is virtually the only topic on which Netanyahu has remained consistent during his long political career. The seemingly final diplomatic resolution to his signature issue was not just personally unacceptable to him — but unpalatable for most Israelis as well.

The 45-second glare was a compelling bit of theater. In the moment, it also highlighted, perhaps intentionally, the degree to which the world has already moved past the Iranian nuclear issue. And it unintentionally showed how isolated that now leaves Netanyahu, and the degree to which the international consensus has now bypassed him.

See a video of the speech below:

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