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March 17th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: Japan situation has "caused me to reconsider" nuclear power

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.

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  1. Jon

    No big shock there. I don't think Israel has built a nuclear plant since Dimona in the 1970's. They're too vulnerable. But yeah, anyway – cue crazy people.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • doodles

      I think dimona was built in 1953 , and should probably be one of the first ones to be reinspected around the globe

      March 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ben

      The world's biggest danger is Israel's stock of nuclear bombs and delivery systems. Iran is just a side show promoted by Israel to shift attention.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rich

        The world's biggest danger? Really? Do you suppose that if you were a country surrounded by over 100 million people who want you dead that you might come to the conclusion that you needed a nuclear deterrent? And in any case, how are Israel's nuclear weapons any more dangerous than any other country's? And shift attention away from what? Do you think that Israel is planning to nuke somebody anytime soon, assuming they weren't provoked into it?

        March 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jennifer

        Exactly, they are sitting on a large stockpile of atomic bombs.. not sure what's the bigger danger heh.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        @ Ben. You are a dummy for sure. Israel could have nuked all the terrorist states that have been plaguing their peaceful existence since its foundation. But they haven't. Not sure the islamic nutcases would have been so amenable, as they care nothing for life, theirs or especially anyone elses. However, I can see a future where Mecca is turned to dust and glass. If all these revolutions end up as islamic theocracies I see a huge war happening and Israel will be at the centre, and islam will have to be eradicated once and forall.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • cocopuf2

        I'm sure that the Israelis know what they are doing whether it is nuclear or not.

        March 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MYisraela

      I think the nuclear program you have to fear LEAST in the world is Israel's. It's a deterrent, NOT a first-strike stockpile.

      March 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mohammad

      But of course! With more than 200 nuclear war heads that have Washington DC and other western capitals in range!! who needs more nuclear power when you are already a super nuclear power. As former Prime minister Begin said "Israel has to be like a mad dog too vicious to be bothered".

      March 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • copa

      I love to watch Piers, I think he's fantastic and interesting, and he has interesting people he interviews, but it is REALLY annoying that he cuts off the people he is interviewing... I thought it was getting better, but he is still doing it in this interview – especially we want to hear what the prime minister has to say....

      March 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ruth

        I think Piers is an antisemite. He was not interviewing Netanyahu without bias. I thought Netanyahu was brilliant and at one point when Piers kept pushing him, he said honestly, we don't know who's in power yet, how can we negotiate. Piers lost lots and lots of points with me last night. I willl never see him in the same light again.

        March 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Can someone please tell Mr. Morgan to let his interviewers finish a sentence before he interrupts them. He should not be on national television at this level.

      M

      March 18, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • marcel

        That was a discussion, not an interview!!! I am not interested in commentary from Piers!

        March 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSHUA

      isreal must use whatever is needed to protect themselves. the land is theirs all of it and i hope they destroy their enimies and wipe out all the terds that come against them. dont mess with texa and dont mess with isreal or you will be wiped out like a terd and flushed

      March 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. atrayu

    No country should have it. It is too dangerous and the nuclear soup that is left over can not be destroyed so the Earth is stuck with it for millions of years.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dell

      superman can launch it into deep space!

      March 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • jay

        Great we are barely in space and you want to polute it with a substance that kills everything.. nice guy.. not!

        March 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Johnny

        Space is already radioactive, that's not the problem. But convincing Superman to suck the sludge and blow it out to space is another story.

        March 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • AGStrange

        The real problem is if the nuclear material cracks The Phantom Zone ...

        March 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • firish

      I agree. Everyone should give up Nuclear Power. Just look at South Africa.

      March 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • pietpompies

        To the best of my knowledge, South Africa gave up nuclear weapons development. They still have a nuclear power station (Koeberg) that is barely operating.

        March 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seraphim1

      Eh... you do realize that space is full of radiation, right? Not saying I'm in favor of just tossing nuclear waste in orbit around ourplanet, but we could throw it on a trajectory for the sun if we really wanted to. Then you have to think of it possibly being cost prohibitive to launch a rocket just to 'take out the trash' as it were every now and again to get rid of the waste.

      Anyway... just saying.

      March 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • #6

        Errr. What if said rocket fails between launch and orbit? Not a good idea

        March 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeSmoe

        What happens when a rocket fails and explodes in our atmosphere and rains radiation back down on the whole planet?

        March 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fig1024

      US detonated over 90 nuclear bombs for testing purposes. If we can find places in US to nuke, we can find places where nuclear power plants can be built safely – even if they explode.

      March 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • D

        Umm, while I agree about building nuclear plants safely,
        I have to disagree that the "TESTS" were safe having relatives that died
        from "down winders" cancer from those tests.

        March 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • craziness

        Ok, just so you're educated, nuclear power plants will not, and cannot, explode like a nuclear weapon. kthxbai

        March 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fig1024

        craziness, I was implying that nuclear power plant explosion can't be as bad as nuclear bomb explosion. Hence if it's safe to bomb, it's safe to risk nuclear plant meltdown.

        March 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        Your 90 is far, far off. It's 1,054 by official estimates.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • blah9999

      I'm pretty sure that nuclear power causes a lot less damage to the planet with it's noxious and toxic gases and chemicals. It also causes more cancer, and gives off more radioactive material when running than nuclear power.

      And Jay's comment is probably the most ignorant thing I've seen in awhile. If you send nuclear fuel into space, especially into the sun, it's not going to do anything. Space is already filled with more radiation than anything man can produce.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Peter Edwards

      Nuclear power is not nearly as dangerous as fossil fuels, which is what would replace it if we gave up nuclear. Even though fossil fuels don't rely on radioactivity, their waste is far more dangerous than anything that a nuclear reactor can produce. Nuclear waste, while dangerous, can be successfully buried and forgotten about with no problem, and will eventually decay into more harmless material. However, the waste that doesn't escape into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels is highly toxic, cannot be safely stored for extended periods of time, and will linger as long as the earth exists.

      More people die per year due to processes and biproducts of fossil fuel production and consumption than the total number of people who have ever died due to nuclear accidents

      March 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Idaho Tom

      Yet, another uninformed kid living in the basement of their parent making these comments.
      Nuclear industry has THE safest record in all energy industry. For Christ sakes, the reactor held up against a magnitude 9.0 quake and subsequently also survived a 5 – 10 meter high tsunami (the actual hight is still in debate). It was the "generator" that was misplaced at the same height as the tsunami to "cool" the reactor down due to its decay heat. The reactor shut itself down automatically immediately after the quake and yet proved again that they can be safely controlled even during such a devastating quake. There's a lesson to be learned here, to not place generators at the same height as the tsunami. Saying that reactors are unsafe? Are you retarded? That's exactly the same as saying, one airplane crashes so there's no safe airplanes, we shouldn't be building airplanes. During time of panic and devastation, we shouldn't be making any policy when people are obviously not able to make rational decisions. In this case of Israel, is the prime-minister just that inexperienced such that he makes these "comments" at a premature stage of analysis of the damage?

      March 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ed

        You need a course in risk analysis. Yes, earthquakes are rare, yes Sunamis are rare, yes Nuclear mishaps are rare. But they do happen, right? Can not be denied. This is the 2nd time it has happened (that we know of, and not counting 3 mile island,) and it won't be the last. With probability of 1, it will happen again. And if you wait long enough, it will happen very close to where you or your children or grand children live. With probability of 1 (and not less). Think about it.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sean

        @Idaho Tom
        Absolutely correct.

        @Ed
        While that is true, it is unlikely. Planes crash.. it can’t be denied, right? And if you wait long enough one will crash on top of you or one of your children. Think about it.

        P.s. It is “Tsunamis”

        March 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Name

        A plane crash usually doesn't make a whole region uninhabitable or such.

        March 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jaanw8

    Hitler? What total nonsense and bigotry!

    March 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. sam

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4043536,00.html. Israeli paramedics and Itamar residents help palestinian woman give birth to a healthy baby not to far away from where Fogel relatives sit shiva.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hanoman

      only to be killed by an airstrike 6 months later

      March 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jon

        No only to be killed after his parents cowered behind him as a human shield during a raid on Islamic militants by the IDF.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MrMailman

    The Chernobyl incident was enough to open anyone's eyes up.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • D

      Yes it was, to the fact that the soviet union did not value human life,

      However not to the fact that had they actually had a containment building it would have
      been more like 3 mile island and not Hiroshima

      March 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Fig1024

      also the Chernobyl nuclear plant design is extremely old, didn't even have a containment unit. Nobody would build like that now. Technology and standards have gone lightyears ahead

      March 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AGStrange

      You're also forgetting that Chernobyl exploded on April 26, but the Soviet government didn't acknowledge a problem until extremely high radiation was detected in Europe ... a week later. What the hell was Gorbachev ("Glasnost") thinking?

      March 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. sam

    Israeli paramedics and Itamar residents help palestinian woman give birth to a healthy baby not to far away from where Fogel relatives sit shiva.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. It's Me

    Lets hope Iran continues to build theirs and they have some kind of nuclear accident in the NOT too distant future.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mrlgh

      Iran is VERY prone to earthquakes....

      March 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cedar Rapids

      That will affect the Iranian civilians, are they the ones you have an issue with?

      March 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • D

      Wow, that was amazingly stupid, next time try to pull your head out before typing

      March 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michele p.

      No way! I don't wish this on anyone. How can you write something like this?

      March 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • johnny

      I'll drink to that

      March 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AGStrange

      The only good Islamic Fundamentalist is a dead Islamic Fundamentalist.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • nambi

      So you wish death and cacer to 1000's of inncent civilians?

      March 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AGStrange

      Can we find the few "innocents" in Iran and move them someplace before irradiating the Islamic Fundamentalists?

      March 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chris

        You sir, are an ignorant fool. The people of Iran are not our enemies. A massive proportion of the population is young people who are not at war with the west and actually admire the USA. Please turn off Fox News. Better yet, go to Iran and talk to the people before you spew your ignorant hatred. Brainwashed sheep.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sean

        Yes, go to Iran. So you can be arrested and held as a spy. Some years later you MIGHT get a 'trial' before your execution. Great idea Chris.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mark8131

        Chris,

        You know this first hand? Or is this info from Mr. Penn?

        March 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brian

    There have been tsunamis in the Mediterranean. This was in the news just yesterday about "Atlantis."

    March 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. max

    I think a world with out nuclear power is the best idea anyone has stepped forward with,and benjamin netanyahu should be reconized for taking that stand,and countries around the world should follow.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. d

    israel doesnt like nuclear power.. just nuclear and white phosphorous weapons, which of course, they dont have (nuclear) and dont use (phospohorous)

    March 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Brian

    It seems Netanyahu (Israel) should declare Israel to be a Nuclear Free Zone and lead the world in removing these nightmares from our planet. Amen. God bless.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lollie

      New Zealand has been a nuclear free zone for years

      March 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      You mean after getting rid of their nuclear weapons stockpile, right?

      March 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • matt

      You have got to be kidding me. There are countless of nuclear free countries around the world.

      Israel on the other hand is the only one with illegal undecleared nuclear weapons.

      March 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. P

    Israeli will probably lead the world in developing green technology and continue to turn desert lands into habitable areas. Just another reason the rest of the world will be jealous hateful and desire to take what THEY have built.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelderek

      Someone should tell Israel that populated Palestinian villages are not empty deserts.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      Thank you Kelderek. Israel has done nothing but continue to illegally build and annex Palestinian land.

      March 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • stealthdoggy

        Do remind me, Chris. What Palestinian land is this in reference to? And, ohhh, while you're on the subject, please remind me of the ancestry of the "palestinians"..... and the name of the great palestinian state that existed on the palestinian land.... And, if you have some more time to spare, please elaborate on Israel doing nothing but .... you remember the rest of your remark. And don't bother reminding us of the Israeli Nobel laureates, after all we're just a small state, and cannot afford having more than three in a decade.... o.k. ....make it five (would you like me to count them for you, or would you just google them up?).
        Dear Chris, being an ignorant fool is not something you should strive to become. Please, open your eyes, read something that does not have "Tom Friedman" sign all over it. Read ancient and modern history, just so you know something in regard to the conflict you will probably never fully understand, unless you move to the Middle East.

        March 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronald

      I Israel will continue to turn the desert into green, cause it steals all the water from the lands that belong to that of palestine?

      March 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. beefcake

    even if there is fallout, natural disasters cause more damage, other power sources pollute to much and create more disasters, it's an isolated incident like a shark attack, should nobody swim at the beach? radioactive materials are already here, we don't make it, we gather it up, so why act like if we don't use it that it won't exist

    March 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • anonymous

      beefcake nice better yet BEEFROAST!!!!!!!!

      March 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Brad

    This headline about forgetting nuclear scared me for a second. But the key word here is "civil" nuclear power. Keep Dimona going. Shalom!

    March 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. pokyman

    Nukes are the greatest. They rule. You are anti-american, dirt worshipping heathen lovers.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Rodney

    These terrorist do not need anything nuclear !

    March 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Peter

    "I don't think we're going to pursue civil nuclear energy..." but please draw your attention away from our non-civil nuclear program,

    March 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. AZEDDINNE

    that is a good idea no nuclear energy but green and clean energy and bread will be always there

    March 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. AZEDDINNE

    that is a good idea no nuclear energy but green and clean energy and bread will be always there !

    March 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. DraftDodger

    Jane Fonda was right about the China Syndrome, just as she was right about peace being better than war. For people, that is, not corporations.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • AGStrange

      She was not right, however, about the Tomahawk Chop.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Houcine

    This dooch bag is a war criminal and a terrorist. He needs to be executed, not interviewed

    March 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nick84

      I'll go with imprisoned rather than execute, but I am with ya. Ben Gurion shoulda been tried at Nuremberg, too.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • matlack

        Yea Nick, the Arab world woke up and realized that it is their own leaders and Kings who are holding them down, not Israel. What's your excuse for hating Israel...good idea using your IQ as your handle.

        March 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGStrange

      Well at least we know with whom bin Laden is rooming with ...

      March 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dulce

        It is time to pull-out all support to Iraq asap and colsed the chapter on one more corrupt country in the Middle East. If Iraq can not protect their our borders and thier own poeple by nowsend an illustrated copy " for dummies" as a "how to man up and do it. " As the troops are re-deployed back to the States put them on our Southern borders and secure the gapping hole in AZ where proof has been known for months that illegals with terrioritist ties are entering into the USA. .But oh my gosh where is our proof coming from D.C?. Att General HolderHomeland Security, The head of ICE , Morton in Washingiton.Our President allowing a dictator from MX lecturing us on American law. Clearly we have all dropped down the rabbit holeAllowing All reason over these actions that has disallowed the failure by our Fed. Gov't who refuses NOT to secure the borders of our country in direct violation of all laws in our counrty.What a message we are senting to the rest of the worlds.

        March 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • maccabi

      Arabs didn't want two states in 1947 and went to war with the Jews, who kicked their butts. The Arabs cried and Israel gave back land. Never been done before in history. Israel got no peace....so let them cry, Netanyahu is a great man, so was Ben Gurion. Learn history, you maroon.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mufeed

        Were you born yesterday? Your sense of knowledge restricts you from speaking out complete history. Half-baked stories are not accepted anymore, weren't you informed when the internet guy installed internet at you place. Isn't it why they call it World Wide Web. Start Studying. Stop Complaining.

        March 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • sky99

        Netanyahu is a great man, and his goal is the security of Israel. Piers Morgan thinks Netanyahu's goal is peace at all costs. He constantly talks about what Israel needs to give up, but he never talks about what the Palestinians need to give up or stop doing. They keep lobbing rockets at Israel, and Piers Morgan totally ignores this.

        Can we get an American to take over Larry King's place? Why do we have to have a non-American to take over this program? Why did CNN pick him?

        March 18, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  22. giivani

    Okay you evil piece of crap....by the way Jesus was black and not a devil like you so.I understand why your people rejected him....racist devil....just read how they treat black people there....our blood is not good enough for their white assessing

    March 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nick84

      not sure if i would consider Israelis white or Palestinians black. In fact they are more similar to each other than they are to either of those racial makeups. FAIL

      March 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Grey, Atlanta

      You have no clue. Israel is the only nation that took blacks out of Africa to liberate them instead of to enslave them. Read about Operation Moses and Operation Solomon. No other nation (whilte, black, brown, yellow, or green) has done so much for the Africans as Israel has done. Before you curse Israel, read the history, and then read your Bible.

      As to Jesus being black, this is a moot point. Jews reject Jesus not because he may have been a white Jew or a black Jew, but because Jesus is not a Messiah, and neither is he G-d. Period. End of story. There is nothing racist about it. Whether Jesus was (or was not) white or black, or whether Jesus even existed or is a complete myth is totally irrelevent to Jews rejecting Jesus.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nick84

        I assumed he was using the blanket term of black to reference those of Arab descent, as we often are subjected to. However, if he was referring to black Africans, while I disagree with his insanity, I wouldn't toot Israel's horn too loudly. They were the most prominent supporter of Apartheid South Africa, no?

        March 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGStrange

      How do you link the use of nuclear power to religion and/or racism?

      March 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Nick84

    God, this nuclear hysteria is ridiculous. we know these things can happen. still doesn't shake a stick at the decades worth of continuous yet more subtle damage of coal power plants. We need more nuclear plants. If Obama said we were building 50 starting tomorrow that would be great news to me. Id be happy to live in the same town as one. Don't bother posting your world wind farm fantasies in response, not interested in pretending that could possibly solve our energy problems...

    March 17, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      Nick, while I agree on your views of Israel, I have to say that you are wrong. Geothermal power alone could power the world indefinitely. Combined with solar, tidal, wind, wave, and other clean technologies, we could completely eliminate any need for fossil or nuclear based power. Please don't believe the lies of the powerful energy corporations that want to keep us ignorant.

      March 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. JP

    Notice how the conversation drifts into hatred, religion, and verbal abuse? What's that about? If we don't start working together to solve issues, the issues take over and create further delays in resolving them, which then fester and grow even more powerful. Get real. Get smart. Move together, heal together or perish together.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. yoshi

    The best thing Israel can do is stop creating and spreading virus that infect Nuclear plant computers control!

    March 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. ABHFL 1%

    Dont you sound like the racist pig!!! Bet if you asked jesus if he was white or black he would say neither because his love is colored blind!!!

    March 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. MaryJo Mazzatta

    My question is for the very handsome Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu. :) Mr. Netanyahu, my name is MaryJo Mazzatta and I have deep concerns about your Isreali-Palestine conflict and borders. The time has come to help lift the Palestine State up with their own Sovereignty. I know you have a strong and extreme (elderly) religious (as well as family and friends) group to contend with but 'WE' (the Globe and Universe) need YOU right now. We need to to change and lead us into a NEW tomorrow. You are the key... We really need you...'I' need you. :(

    March 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • matlack

      Mary Jo
      Israel has given up land for peace many times and the Palestinians have short memories of these deals, usually measured in hours. Why should Israel continue to give up anything if they just get murdered in their homes in cold blood, like what just happened...perhaps you should direct your prayers toward Iran and their bloodthirsty proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • MJ

        I understand :( Yes, I will also direct my prayers to the areas you mentioned. As I always do. Thank you for your feedback.

        March 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. nahua

    Luke 21:25 "Also signs in sun moon and stars and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because the roaring of the sea and its agitation" Go to youtube username israel5535.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Wolf

    I think most people don't understand that most people around israel, want israel gone. I mean killed, everyone. How easy would it b to nuclear blow up israel, and u know they can not hit u back. Thats why most countries have them. Thats why ussr did not shoot one at america. I mean if us didn't have one, us won't b here. So disarming is stupid and u think north korea and china will disarm... Nooooo, never! The idea of energy nuclear has the most ecomic benefit and greenest type of energy! I mean yes there is the deposit but not enough to worry about for years.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. mohamed

    I think Its time to give up of this uncontrollable energy if we remember a fire of forest damaged avast area of plants and produced high percent of CO2 GAS and radioactive pollution have along half life period of time irrespective of its advantages.
    Best wishes and clean environment and free food of carcinogenic substances.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Marty

    Israel is probably sitting on huge reserves,...God bless Israel.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wishing

      I certainly hope Israel is armed to the teeth and like you, I say God bless Israel!

      March 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. scotto

    Should be a great interview tonight but it conflicts with NCAA tourney-life is tough- I am interested in whether Netanayu will continue with offer that had Olmert and Abbas close to peace- sounds to me like Hamas is ready to make serious concessions in the name of Palestinian unity-this would be a great time for real leadershio.

    Ben- you are half right but that make a big diff- Israel's nuclear stockpile is only a threat to Islamic exctremism- not all Moslems or the world. In fact it is a great equalizer. Netanayu is looking to make the kind of choice in looking at this that visionary's do. tis is notr unnoticed.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Name*jona

    With the sickness and illness related to nuclear poison in Jordan and surrounded area on the rise I Agree it should be inspected for leaks

    March 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. joe

    So what has been deterred by Israel having nukes? You can easily find many quotes by leading Israelis where they state they will use nukes at will if needed. They will not check with the usa first, they have even said they will ATTACK the usa if we stand in their way. Look it up, and whoever thinks Israel has tried to live in a peaceful existence, please you are very uneducated. You might like to know the first terror bombs to go off in Israel were in 1948 used by Israelis to blow up some Brits. All the info is out there, you just have to think for yourself and DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON TV OR INTERNET!

    March 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 123magic123

      I just saw your post on the Internet so I don't believe it

      March 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. mike kerns

    i will never forget 3-mile island. Happened right here in america. Nuclear power is cheap but even with a small chance of a meltdown. I will be happy to pay more for my energy needs.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. latefor

    Netanyahu an Israeli talking sense sure annoys a lot of people.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. wishing

    Llast night's interview with David Remnick made me so angry and I wouldn't miss the interview with Netanyahu tonight for anything! How dare Remnick even suggest Israel is an occupier of THEIR OWN COUNTRY!! Remnick is a most wretched, misinformed, hateful man!
    Israel, don't give up one more grain of sand!!

    March 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. SIMON AHMADINECAD

    Summary: we don't have nuclear energy, but we have nuclear bomb :=)

    March 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Ken

    We've been fighting over energy for 100 years. With all the alternatives available, and the fact that what once was considered by many to not be efficient, now is, we're still fighting. Do all of you proponents to nuclear and oil and coal energy not see it? If they could sell the air we breath they would. It's all about keeping the energy needs in the market place instead of liberating us to choose our energy sources and give everyone out there an opportunity to take advantage of the profits of producing energy. Monopolies are suppose to be against the law in the united states. But not when it comes to energy. We allow companies like Enron to take over. Then look what happens.

    All we have to do is make a mandate that all future homes must have an alternative be installed during construction. Solar, wind mill if property size permits, or the future "Bloom Box" from Bloom Energy. That would significantly slow down our increased consumption of oil, coal, and nuclear energy needs.

    China engineered a giant wind mill. It's in the shape of an upside down cone. One powers 50,000 homes. I cost $50 million us dollars to build. For about $50 Billion dollars we could power our own nation. They are said to last for over 50 years without repair. They float on magnets. They are about 20 stories high or something like that. I was researching them some time last year.

    There are options. There are inexpensive options. Our politics are just aligned to generate profits for those that own our country. That's the energy industry, insurance and banking industry, pharmacy industry, and war industry. Gee, guess who is supported wholly by these industries? The Grand Old Party, (Republicans). That's why they speak of nothing alternative except that which can forever be sold to the public and price gouged on the public. Nothing that is for free. There is no reason that the public shouldn't be able to invest tax dollars into an energy system to where going forward, energy is free, other than maintaining, kind of like our National Highway system. It's free, except for the maintaining of the system. Take out the profits. Stop sending $600 Billion dollars over seas to foreign countries. That's $600 billion every damned year which could be spent here to spur our own economy. Think America. Why did you vote out the Democrats. 12 years of control and look what they did, nothing but damage. You give barely two years to try and clean up the mess and blame it on the Democrats. God, "WAKE THESE PEOPLE UP"!.

    March 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Sebastian

    Reading the majority of these comments I am even more convinced that Democracy is counterproductive. Do you realise that these commenters are people who have the right to vote? They chose or at least influence world policy........ Vote for every one? Too dangerous.

    March 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Oboy

    1. Must the world support a rebel group or a government ????
    2. Must the states being ruled by monachs, continue to be ruled by their Kings and Queens ????
    If not, then i see Presedent M. Gadasffi as a leader of the Lybians, as a king, Monarch and the world must think twice making any decission on Lybia, one must be careful.
    For all Monarchs attained power in the same way centuries ago and became rulers. If they are still good and functioning well and the world can accomodate them, why not Gadaffi ?????
    All monarchs attained power in the same way and if Gadaffi must go then in my view, all monarchs in the world must go. I
    s'nt it ???? President Obama, Please do not stain your good image. I am a christian but justice must prevail.

    March 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. American Citizen

    I concur with the statements by Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding civil nuclear energy.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Sue

    STOP INTERRUPTING PIERS!!!!! CAN'T STAND IT!!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Penelope Bointon

      Totally agree...he is Sooooo annoying. It's all about Piers!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. hhsuliman

    this is all a big propaganda campagne, mr. peirce asks about anything any thing and we end up with iran / hesballah , not every one in the middle east likes them but they all preffer them than the zionests , which we all saw what they did to palastinians (muslims and christians), all israel is trembling now they dont know whats the wind getting them, and i know they should cause even the most lineant coming ruler would not accept what they are doing to the palestinians, they want peace then it should be to all , NO MORE MUBARAK , (SORRY israel EYGPT is back to its people)

    March 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Nazareth

    I was so impressed with Piers Morgan’s interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . I don’t think any one had the guts or the skills to interview like that. He really made a great Pont by asking the Prime Minster to be the bigger person in this situation for the sake of Peace.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Doug

    Piers, you have no respect. You think everything is built around the United States. Your interview sux.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Melanie

    I cannot believe how many times you interrupted Prime Minister Netanyahu. I was embarrassed by such an unprofessional interview. You cut him short and spoke over his answers, especially when he had something positive to say about the “enemy”, You tried to be the news instead of interview. Your bias was clear. I will go to great lengths to prove this from your own video and run it everywhere over and over comparing it to your other “favored” interviewee’s

    March 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Jennifer

    Thank you for the interview with Benjamin Netanyaju. It demonstrated not only a good understanding of the issues but moral courage. Bravo.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. joyce

    What a dreadful interview! Piers constant interrupting and arrogant display of ego was most disconcerting. It showed him to be way out of his league in this interview with a bright and scholarly man. I wanted him to shut up and do some active listening before jumping in with comments designed to further his own agenda. Piers most hone his interviewing skills and learn from the likes of Barbara Walters,Larry King and Anderson Cooper instead of falling in love with the sound of his own voice.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa

      Joyce, I completely agree. I was so disappointed that he would not let Mr. Netanyahu speak. How embarrassing, and frankly disrespectful. I would take Anderson Cooper any day, he has manners and can carry on intelligent conversation. Shame on you Mr Morgan for being so disrespectful of this interesting and intelligent man.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Helga

    Mr. MOrgan, if indeed you get to interview Mr. Netanyahu again, please, please, do not interrupt him so much. In this interview, you continually interrupted him with another question without letting him finish his thought. Let your interviewee answer fully before going on to your next question or comment. Thank you.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Helga

      And Mr. Netanyahu, you are quite the handsome man!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Sylvia Freeman

    Mr. Morgan, This was the best interiew i have ever seen with prime minister of Israel Mr. Ntanyahu since 1948 when I left Palestine for a vacation and never got back . I was 15 years old then and now I am 78 years old . You asked the questions I always wanted to ask the Prime ministers and never could , your interview was very neutral and forceful to get questions answered by these politicians .Iwish more american journalists had your strength and neutrality to the Plestine problems . You were absolutely right in telling the prime minister that it is up to him to be the hero and trry to resolve the problem of Palestine.Thank you for this wonderful interview and I wish you the very best in your work.
    Sincerely <
    Sylvia Freeman

    March 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Susie

    Piers, STOP INTERUPTING! Let people talk!! The show is about the guests, not about YOU! Your job is to let the audience hear what the guest has to say. You cut off Mr. Netanyahu repeatedly and did not even let him finish his sentences. I thought he was incredibly patient with you!!! I was fed up!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. DiDi

    Can you post link for the full interview ?

    March 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Melanie

    Why does, or how does the comment of jaanw8, March 17 2011 at 1:08pm keep getting placed as the last comment on this posting? I posted same date at 10:02pm and it was after me. Now after David's comment, same date at 11:56pm it is the last comment posted again. Both times came well after 1:08pm, whats up with that? why does Piers comment posting have to end with this "Hitler?...) comment. Just curious. Please advise.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. patrick houle

    Hey piers..... you are a great journalist... but can you just let your guest finish what he has to say???? before you speak??? you are not american, yet you behave like an american journalist.... stop that! let people speak! especialy presidents and prime ministers!!!! people that are superior to you...I want to know what your guests have to say more than what you have to say.... behave... be a good boy....

    March 18, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  56. B.Wildred

    Morgan is annoying. He asks a ' got you' question then cuts off the answer when Netanyahu gives an intelligent reply.
    Since when did Morgan become a political expert? Stick to Charlie Sheen as your guests. Listening to him give advice to Netanyahu on world affairs is laughable.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  57. kg

    It would be nice if Piers Morgan would let Netanyahu finish his sentences before he grabs the floor again. No respect dude.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Sand

    I agree with B.Wildred above. Piers is hard to watch on this interview... he keeps cutting of Netanyahu, interrupting his responses and pointing his finger at him. He is very opinionated, and his bias against Israel is disgustingly obvious.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. venuspotpie

    Piers – just how outstanding do you believe you are to cut off the Prime Minister of Israel in mid-sentence over and over during your interview with him? Didn't I last see you on America's Got Talent? CNN should send you to charm school.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. colombo

    Piers, I really hope you read this. I found your repeated and blatant lack of respect for Mr. Netanyahu completely appalling. At the very, very least, let the guy finish a sentence without interrupting in your pompous tone. The guy is a world leader, a war veteran, and a very educated man. Show him some respect. Further, your anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian leanings and the flagrance with which you flaunt them are absolutely disgusting. If you can't make as much sense as your interviewee, you just cut them off every eight seconds? Is that the strategy? I very much enjoyed hearing Mr. Netanyahu speak. He seems to be a warm, rational, and intelligent man. However, I found the way you treated him in your interview to be disgusting.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Andre

    Hi Piers, I wrote a song and one of the lyrics is, "we say there is left and right, but the truth is there's only right and wrong". In your interview with Mr. Natanyahu you appear very left which unfortunately is not right, objectivity is hard to come by, for first one needs to be deprogrammed and then reprogrammed with God sanctioned truth, not popular opinion. Even though the bandwagon is hugh it is not holding mercy and truth and the wheels aren't justice.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Pat Rogers

    Send Piers back to judging talent contests. His arrogant, ignorant interview with an intelligent graduate of MIT and proven leader of Israel was dismaying. Who is Piers to tell Mr. Netanyahu how to have peace with the Palestinians and leave a legacy as a peacemaker? His bias against Israel was on full display.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Elliot

      Pat, I didn't think Piers was a reasonable replacement for Larry King, now we know that he surely should keep out of world affairs. Even the best intentions of an imbecile can wreak havoc. See my post on March 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      March 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Elliot

    Piers is either completely naive or purposely unfair when he said to Netanyahu "You can be a hero or a villain". As if it is up to him to make peace. Israel has wanted peace for a long time and has achieved it with Egypt and Jordan. There is no incitement to war in Israel but even five yearolds in the Palestinian areas are imbibed with hatred toward Israel. It would take both parties to show they really want peace.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Marcy

    How much ruder and arrogant can an interviewer be...not much! He not only cut off the Prime Minister on numerous occassions (likes his own voice and often makes interviews about him), but asked the Prime Minister 2 or 3 questions at a time. Furthermore, he had the arrogance to TELL the Prime Minister how to make peace once the Prime Minister realized who he was dealing with and turned the tables on Piers (what a fool Piers looked like...the arrogance...as if). Piers...you appear to lack an in depth understanding of people and also lack basic interview skills for that matter. Go back to judging amateur talent and leave the professional journalism to those who are more deserving. Who hired this clown anyway?

    March 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. sunshine

    Stupid question! When will you negotiate with Hamaas? Good grief.

    March 20, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  66. mo

    As Ben and other people said , this is only propaganda for Israel, and I wonder CNN is intentionally do this job ,
    The world's biggest danger is Israel's, politic and stock of nuclear bombs and delivery systems. Iran is just a side show promoted by Israel to shift attention.

    March 20, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  67. linda

    Mr. Morgan was so rude, the Prime Minister should know we Americans are not all rude.
    You all know this is about a religious belief and all the hate that goes with it.
    And all the conflict is here already and only to get worse. We will have to fight for our
    religious freedoms now just like the Jewish people...... read your Bible, they are
    Gods Chosen People.

    March 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Julio Roberto Vega Sanchez

    A quote from the Bible "Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools"'. Thank you for proving that to us Mr. Morgan. You came to an interview with a presumption, I know everything there is to know. You never LISTENED to what Prime Minister Netanyahu had to said. That is the reason why peace in the Middle East will never be accomplished. It does not matter who the Prime Minister is.

    March 21, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse | Reply

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