7 Benjamin Netanyahu Quotes From His Speech That Prompted The Most Applause


It may have been one of the most controversial speeches in recent history — one that many are labeling a political stunt and a campaign stop — but it conveyed a strong message nonetheless. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday with one major point: The in-process nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran is "a bad deal." And to support his argument, Netanyahu made some fierce statements in his speech that included a brilliant Game of Thrones reference, a Robert Frost quote, and countless different ways of demonizing Iran in between.

Despite the overwhelming opposition to his speech, the audience certainly seemed to be picking up what Netanyahu was putting down because they applauded a whopping 43 times in just under an hour. Perhaps the quote that resonated the loudest came when the Israeli PM commented on the Obama administration's ongoing nuclear deal with Iran, which will be decided on March 31, and said, "This is a bad deal — a very bad deal. We're better off without it."

Immediately, Congress erupted in applause. But that was just one quote out of many that incited praise. Here are Netanyahu's best soundbites from the speech that drew the most cheers.

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Right after dropping the GoT reference, which the Internet is still losing its mind over, Netanyahu drew some of the loudest applause of the night when he said:

The crowd also clapped when Netanyahu asserted:

And when he made this analogy:

And when he proposed a "better deal" that would better prevent mass destruction:

When he quoted Robert Frost:

When he paid tribute to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel:

And when he closed out his speech by reemphasizing the strength of Israel's relationship with the U.S.:

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