Jon Stewart destroys Netanyahu over speech to Congress

"The truth is no one can speak for all Jews"

Published March 4, 2015 2:27PM (EST)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

On Tuesday night, "The Daily Show" tackled Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress -- the one that House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to give without consulting the White House.

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took aim at all parties involved in this disrespectful spectacle of political showmanship: Boehner was ridiculed for poking the White House in the eye, Obama was mocked for his calm public reaction, Netanyahu was lampooned for getting Iran and Iraq wrong so many times before, and members of Congress were teased for their ridiculously long standing ovations.

"Whether Netanyahu achieved his goals of sabotaging a deal with Iran, or mistakenly opened up a rift in U.S.-Israeli relations, one thing is for certain," Stewart concluded. "The in-chamber response to this speech was by far the longest blowjob a Jewish man has ever received."

By Sarah Gray

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