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November 16th, 2012
08:19 PM ET

Michael Oren on a possible ground invasion in Gaza: "We're certainly keeping that option open"

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joins Piers Morgan tonight to discuss the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza.

During the interview, Morgan directly asks Oren if a ground invasion is on the horizon. "We're certainly keeping that option open," replies the ambassador. "Yes, there is a call up of reserves. We do not want to escalate, we do not want to have ground action but we'll take whatever measures are necessary to defend our citizens."

Watch the clip and tune in tonight at 9 as Oren explains why, when it comes to the current violence in the region, "you've gotta blame the government of Gaza."
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November 16th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Tonight: Jesse Ventura

Tonight at 9, the ever outspoken former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura returns to “Piers Morgan Tonight” for a very candid and rambunctious interview. On the heels of President Barack Obama's re-election Ventura has some thoughts on what the next four years will look like:

"I think the big thing he has going for him is that he has four years that he doesn’t have to worry about getting re-elected," said the former WWF wrestling star. "When the president’s in this position, having been elected a second time, now he’s got nothing to lose."

Ventura also celebrated voters in Colorado and Washington who passed ballot measures November 6 allowing adults over 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana under state regulation and taxation. "Hurrah for Colorado, hooray for Washington!" exclaimed Ventura. FULL POST

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November 16th, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Mary Bono Mack on the state of politics in America: "The notion of we're all divided into subsets is something that really is getting old"

More than a week since the nation voted to elect Barack Obama to a second term, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California to share her insight and perspective into the future of politics in America.

Having lost her bid to remain a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bono Mack made a plea to return the country to a more united entity:

"This notion that we're all divided into subsets of Americans is very unfortunate," said the 51-year-old politician. "I think the American people want to be one big happy family. I think what's very important right now is that we heal as a country. This politics of divisiveness is really something the American people are rejecting. I think it's time that we do get beyond it."

With Democratic member-elect Raul Ruiz due to formally replace Bono Mack in January, the "lame duck" congresswoman is using her final months in politics to encourage nationwide bipartisanship: FULL POST

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November 16th, 2012
02:04 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Fareed Zakaria on Israel and Gaza; Ambassador Ron Prosor on Hamas

As violence continues to flare between the Israelis and the Palestinians, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Fareed Zakaria to the program. The host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" shared his expert perspective on the current unrest in the region. "The Israelis are justified in doing something when all these rockets are being fired at them," said Zakaria regarding the attacks. "So there's no question that it's justified."

"The question you are asking is, 'is it wise?'" continued Zakaria. "They've tried this military action before. That hasn't worked. Everything they're doing now is tactical. They will be able to destroy the infrastructure of terror for awhile. But what is their long term strategic vision? What is the political dialogue that they are going to have? How are they going to try to have some kind of permanent peace, stability in that region?"

Also on Thursday evening, Piers Morgan sat down with Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor. The Ambassador spoke about the dangers of the Palestinian political party, Hamas, warning, "Hamas are the enemies of peace. Not just the enemies of Israel. FULL POST

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November 16th, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Carol Blue on Christopher Hitchens: "A wonderful husband, and lover, and chum, and playmate"

Exactly 11 months since Christopher Hitchens passed away after battling cancer, on Thursday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited the author's widow, Carol Blue, to join the program for a live interview.

Sitting down face to face with Piers Morgan, Blue remembered her late souse as "a wonderful husband, and lover, and chum, and playmate."

During his final days, Hitchens penned columns for "Vanity Fair" detailing his disease and the pieces have since been collected and compiled to create a full length book entitled "Mortality," which was published this Fall. A devout atheist, many of Hitchens' detractors predicted he'd embrace religion from his death bed. Blue revealed that that was not the case: FULL POST

Need to Know News: Deadly attacks continue in Gaza and Israel; Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to testify about Benghazi attack
November 16th, 2012
10:15 AM ET

Need to Know News: Deadly attacks continue in Gaza and Israel; Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to testify about Benghazi attack

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For November 16, 2012 – Deadly attacks continue in Gaza and Israel, Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus to testify about Benghazi attack and 'Breaking Dawn – Part 2' is freaky fun...


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