Congress interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech 39 times to applaud. 23 of these times were standing ovations. Over 10 minutes of the 40-minute speech consisted of applause. In other words, 27% of the time Netanyahu spoke was actually Congress applauding and doing standing ovations.
The New York Times reports that Netanyahu’s speech is giving Democrats the “awkward, painful choice between the president of their country and their loyalty to the Jewish state.” Huh? Loyalty to Israel? The cat is out of the bag, but the media can’t explain it.