“This is an open meeting with representatives of leading Arab countries that are sitting down together with Israel in order to advance the common interest of war with Iran,” Netanyahu said.

The Israeli government posted the Hebrew-language video on Facebook and Twitter. In the video, Netanyahu uses the word “milchama,” which is literally translated to “war” but can also be used figuratively to refer to “combat” or “battle.”

Netanyahu’s office also tweeted his statements on its English-language Twitter account, and used the word “war.” Shortly after, as Netanyahu’s comments ricocheted around the world, the tweet was deleted and replaced with another one that changed it from “war with Iran” to “combating Iran.”