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Netanyahu tells Israelis to stay up to watch his UN speech

As Israeli prime-time ticks away, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posts a video to Facebook and Twitter urging Israelis to tune in to his social media channels later to view his UN General Assembly speech.

The prime minister was originally scheduled to speak at around 8.30 p.m., which falls in the middle of the nightly news, but four speakers still remain before his turn and viewers numbers start to drop around 9 p.m.

In a video filmed from inside the plenary hall, Netanyahu says, “In around two hours, make sure to tune in and watch.”

Netanyahu promises that his speech is one not to miss.

“Today, I will say things that I believe the ruler of Iran and also the people in Iran will remember forever,” he says in Hebrew. “I think they will also remember what President Trump said here.”

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