President Hosni Mubarak has left power in Egypt – was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "sad to see him go" asked Piers Morgan in an exclusive interview, airing tonight at 9pmET/PT. "I was concerned that we might have the opposite of what people want and what we all want. We want to see a democratic reformed Egypt," Netanyahu said. "I called him once. He didn’t return my call. He was otherwise engaged. But I can appreciate that fact that Egypt was at peace."
But what about Moammer Gadhafi in Libya, who Netanyahu says is "no friend of Israel"? FULL POST
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview earlier today in Israel. Topics included the Palestinian conflict, Libya, Egypt and more. It also touched on Japan. "It certainly caused me to reconsider the projects of building civil nuclear power plants," Netanyahu said. "I have to tell you I was a lot more enthusiastic about it than I am now."
"Are you saying you might actually stop any kind of nuclear program in Israel," asked Morgan. "I don't think we're going to pursue civil nuclear energy in the coming years," responded Netanyahu. Watch the full, exclusive interview tonight at 9pmET/PT.
On last night's "Piers Morgan Tonight", Piers Morgan interviewed New York Times ColumnistThomas Friedman about the situation in the Middle East. "I'm not surprised about this democratic uprising," Friedman said. "But no one could have predicted the timing of it and the fact that all the dominos, virtually all of them, would start falling at the same time."
Piers also talked with The New Yorker's David Remnick, who talked about Netanyahu "facing a new map in the Middle East" and the current Israeli conflict. Here was his take: FULL POST
Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
For March 17, 2011 – an update from Japan, the business world, and Glee sings a tune...
• Japan is trying to cool off nuclear reactors from the air and the ground: "Japan turned helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannons on the No. 3 reactor at the quake-ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the pool housing its spent fuel Thursday in its latest attempt to stave off a nuclear disaster."
• Experts say the U.S. won't feel health effects from Japan: "The United States is thousands of miles from the leaks and once the radiation gets into the air, it disperses and dilutes as the wind blows it, said Nolan Hertel, nuclear engineering researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology. Radioactive particles travel with the wind and fall out onto the ground. The amount that will reach the United States will be too little to cause health problems."
• Police seize alleged child sex offenders in worldwide operation: "Police have arrested scores of suspected child sex offenders in a three-year-old worldwide probe, the European Law Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday. Europol said 670 suspects have been identified, 184 arrests have been made, 230 children have been rescued, and investigations are continuing in a case authorities are calling Operation Rescue."
• Are $5 ATM fees coming our way? " ATM fees are on the rise at some of the country's biggest banks. Chase, for example, is testing out $5 fees for non-customers. That means if you stumble upon a Chase on your way to dinner and decide to take out 20 bucks, you'll pay a 25% fee. And that doesn't even include what your own bank charges you for going out of network, which is typically around $3."
• Glee debuts original songs: "It was a super huge episode with so much angst. The glee club members struggled to write an original song for Regionals and ended up with some interesting results. Santana's ode to Sam's lips, "Trouty Mouth," was just too much. Puck (barely) did a little bit better serenading Lauren with 'Big Ass Heart.'"