WATCH: Netanyahu Speech Was 'Humiliating, Embarrassing, Very Arrogant'

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein tells 'Meet the Press' that Netanyahu's actions were 'something that no ally of the United States would have done.'

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday continued criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his speech to Congress last week, calling it "humiliating, embarrassing, and very arrogant."

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Feinstein said that world powers "have to do a nuclear agreement to protect from a breakout," referring to Iran possibly achieving nuclear "breakout" capability.

"I think that what Prime Minister Netanyahu did here was something that no ally of the United States would have done," Feinstein said. "I find it humiliating, embarrassing, and very arrogant because this agreement is not yet finished."

Feinstein, who is Jewish, last week rebuffed Netanyahu's remark that he was going to Congress to speak for the entire Jewish people.

Feinstein said Netanyahu's comments were "a rather arrogant statement."

"He doesn’t speak for me on this," the Democrat from California said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit, Israel, candidly."

Still, Feinstein attended attend the prime minister's speech before Congress.

"I intend to go, and I’ll listen respectfully," she said prior to the speech. "I don’t intend to jump up and down."

She also previously told Haaretz that that inviting Netanyahu to address Congress during an Israeli election period was “highly inappropriate” and that imposing new sanctions on Iran at this time would be “reckless and dangerous.”

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