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March 17th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Was Netanyahu "sad to see" Mubarak leave power – and what he wants to do about Gadhafi

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"?

Here was the exchange about Gadhafi:

NETANYAHU: Gadhafi is no friend of Israel. He’s no friend of the Jewish people.

MORGAN: Would you bring in a no-fly zone? No?

NETANYAHU: Well, I wouldn’t second guess President Obama and people who have to make that decision.

The full interview airs tonight.

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  1. IKHAN

    Should Mr.Netanyahu be welcome on American soil?
    That's the question every thinking American should be asking. As reported by Ma'ariv, Haa'retz and Reuter Mr. Netanyahu while addressing Bar Ilan University in April of 2008 had this to say about 9/11 attacks
    ' 9/11 has been very good for Israel'.'We are benefitting from attacks on Twin Towers and Pentagon and America struggling in Iraq'.
    He also made remarks to the effect that he has defrauded America on the Peace Process & that America is a thing easily moved around. In a private conversation as reported by Haa'retz.

    March 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • matt macleod

      My guess is you've taken it out of context. Netanyahu is a reasonable man and based on what we've seen and heard from his leadership it's just unlikely. More likely, what he meant was that it is good for Israel that the rest of the world sees what kind of terrorists Israel must contend with.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jamie

      I have just listened to part of this interview–I am appauled! Are you for real Piers? give up more land? not build on their OWN land–a land that God gave them? this is absurbed!! Let Israel come over to America–or any other country for that matter–and TELL them to give up their borders to the enemies! How far do you think they will go? Do you hear any other country being FORCED to give up their land? NO!! Just another sign of the times–this world is in a mess–and only Jesus - with His coming–will fix it! People better wake up!!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nihal

        Its not THEIR LAND. You will never convince anyone that it is. So keep bombing civilians, killing children and stealing Palestinian land, but just call it what it is. AN OCCUPATION.

        March 18, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
      • the f0rce

        Yeah.... the same old BS – Because the so-called arab palestinian and the muslim world said so. You don't even know the history ; it was roman emperor Hadrian who rename the land from judaea to syria palestina given that hadrian is trying to erase the memory of judaea from jewish community and root out judaism after jewish roman war. I

        March 18, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Nihal

        Just like your tired old BS. Keep ranting your historical facts to justify your crimes.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Nihal, you state, " So keep bombing civilians, killing children and stealing Palestinian land..."

        Tell us about the bombing of civilians, killing children and stealing Palestinian land.

        Btw, it isn't necessary for you to mention the 6,000 rockets that have been lobbed into Israel by Hamas and others. Is that constructive in the search for path to peace?

        Yes, it is occupied land which has been stated that is open for NEGOTIATIONS that the PM said that he welcomes. Well?

        So, for starters, simply recognize that Israel is a State and has a right to exist just as almost every country in the World has said. What's so hard about doing that? Well?

        Why do you and others want to see Israel destroyed? Well?

        March 18, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Nihal

        Actually Paul, I will only address one part of your question because the rest would just take too long. Believe it or not I and MANY others like me do NOT want to see Israel destroyed, I however do not accept the hypocrisy and double standards by which it operates.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Diana

        So, Nihal, Netanyahu is not one of my favorite people, but I have a question for you: Let's say that in an improbable world he would decide to make peace. Who would he make peace with? Abbas or Hamas? Who is there to make peace with him? They didn't even want to make peace with Barak, and Barak gave Arafat practically everything he wanted.

        March 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Collon Kennedy

      Good interview. Very David Frost like. Excellent approach in making the point that Netanyahu must be a "first mover" if Israel truely wants peace in the Middle East. You reminded him "he is on the clock" and his "second chance" to make a true difference to Israel and the world is slipping through his fingers with each passing day.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • bait

        Piers constantly tried to bait him with vanity about a legacy. Benjamin didn't bite. He knows that it is not about him but his nation. Israel has been the first mover since the beginning. Who can negotiate with someone who doesn't recognize your right to exist. Israel is willing to trade land for a compliment "please accept my existence" and the Palestinians don't want to play. Peace will come when the Palestinians are ready...its not about Israel.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • connie

        I was very impressed with Mr. Morgans interview of Netanyahu. Instead of letting Netanyahu drone on and on evading direct answers to the questions, Piers kept yanking the guy back to the point and was not a bit tentative about asking the hard questions.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Mordecai

      Your wrong man, and you are being Anti-Semitic, Not saying Israel is perfect and doesn't have its problems. But they are Gods first chosen people, the root base of us Christians, the branches of the fig tree. How dare you throw off on the Jew! I wonder how many skeletons and Evil you do!

      May 14, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ronald

    Mr. Nothingbutayahoo is a sorry excuse for peace between his nation and that of Palestine. Stop building illegal settlements on lands that will become part of the country of Palestine is as plain as the subject gets.
    Any and all attacks upon settlers will always become presented within the pages of history by this lame politician.
    Possibly, his personal agenda seeks no peace, since his own brother was a soldier killed on the raid of entebbe,uganda decades earlier?
    The state department providing a "bribe" of free military arms to stop building illegal settlements was plain stupid.Why offer a nation weapons and jets it clearly does not need. Israel already possesses enough weapons to clearly throw all its neighbors into the stone age. The United States is to be that of a middleman broker of peace,not rewarding military arms for any act Israel should perform on their own.
    Unfortunately, the only ones with power in Israel these past decades are more the style of zionist warmongers and not peacemakers,like Rabin

    March 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sarah

      There have been no new settlements built since 1996. Any building that takes place is an extra house, or extra floor to an existing house in an existing Jewish village. The Palestinians are also building up their own villages in the same way.
      It is disputed territory, so until both sides reach an agreement, neighborhoods should be able to grow with the population as long as no harm is done to others.

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

        How can there be a dispute? The land was given to them by GOD ALMIGHTY

        March 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rebecca Dent

        No new settlements? No need the existing ones are growing by leaps and bounds. They are these massive cities within themselves.

        March 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Like. This guy is clueless to reality. Praise God

      March 18, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Me

      U will be blessed if you read the Bible

      March 18, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Me

        The read the bible comment was for Ronald. Not for u sarah

        March 18, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • ronald

      That opinion would not fit up mine, but up yours is alot of room...

      March 18, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. theone

    Of course Netanyahu isnt welcome on US soil, but thats only when its the true non-racist, non-fascist americans are running it, AIPAC literally runs America so I wouldnt be expecting anything from US benefiting any democracies any time soon, and condemning the terrorist behaviour of Israel A lot of US citizens are brainwashed, they need to wake up and see what their government that controls them is supporting...Also, if Joe Biden is secretary of state or whatever, and hes a zionist then until he and all the other zionists leave congress, Netanyahu and the whole of Israel will be welcome on American soil....

    March 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • the f0rce

      Before you start babbling with idiocy have you check your facts? Do you know it majority of arabs including Bosnian and other Balkan Muslims that support the third reich during second world war (including the muslim brotherhood)? Talk about fascism Do you also know that the AARP is most powerful lobbyist in the US,
      they were also named the most influential D.C. lobby by Fortune Magazine.

      March 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ronald

        How about those terrorists that blew up the King David Hotel???
        One man's terrorists appears to become another man's freedom fighter?

        March 18, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • the f0rce

      @ fritz

      Please show me the source that jewish lobbyist group are the most powerful U.S. lobbyist group not one of the most powerful – there's a differences between the two. Just to remind you that I'm not jewish and just because i support Israel does not mean I have to be christian or jews. lol

      March 18, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ronald

      Could not have said any better. Once a zionist war monger, always one.
      Problems in Israel is that there are two types in Israel, good guys that want peace and Zionists that want war cause they have a weak sense of security.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • joe

        Zionizm is the national movement of the jewish people.

        March 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hack

    He says that the only thing that unites the Arab world is Israel bashing, Then why dose he make it so easy to bash Israel. Illigal settlement, evictions not being a true partner in peace the list gose on and on........

    March 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Martin

    too bad the Palestinians have won the "narrative" over the dispute because they are totally in the wrong..........there is no illegal occupation......land won in a defensive war is disputable not illegal .......and there is no country and never has been named Palestine.......
    .......all the Israel bashers would like to forget history...sorry it doesn't work that way..........

    March 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rebecca Dent

      Bull!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ross

        Rebecca – instead of a simplistic response "bull" – how about responding in detail (spelling out in detail what you disagree with) the actual statement that Martin made:

        too bad the Palestinians have won the "narrative" over the dispute because they are totally in the wrong..........there is no illegal occupation......land won in a defensive war is disputable not illegal .......and there is no country and never has been named Palestine.......
        .......all the Israel bashers would like to forget history...sorry it doesn't work that way..........

        Ross

        March 19, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Alan S

      Martin, I am with you brother, you have said the truth. Just a shame people out there do not like to hear the truth only false lies. Israel was never called Palastine, there never was a country called Palastine and if there was, where was their capital, what was their form of government, and what was their currency? So Martin I am agreeing with you and you are correct. any one else who says bull or does not agree or even think of it is blind to history and does not like the truth. Thank you Martin.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • simba

        Neither was there ever a country called Isreal – tribes yes like many others in the region. If that is the only basis for your argument...very shallow indeed

        March 18, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Martin, YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 18, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ronald

      Read the UN resolutions in those history books too. You will locate one of those saying return to the borders too

      March 18, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. the f0rce

    @ Martin

    The term "Illegal Settlement" is a hoax since the land historically and archeologicly belongs to the hebrew people (before the conquest of baylonian, assyrian, persian, greek and roman) who develop the ideas and religion called judaism which also led to the establishment of Israeli kingdom – the last descendant of Israelite and Judah are the Jewish. Also take note that In short, Israelite culture was largely Canaanite in nature. Given the information available, one cannot maintain a radical cultural separation between Canaanites and Israelites for the Iron I period." (p6–7). Mark Smith (2002) "The Early History of God: Yahweh and Other Deities of Ancient Israel" (Eerdman's)

    March 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rebecca Dent

      These "Hebrew" people are mostly European. Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, who have lived there for thousands of years.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Carla

        Hey, Rebecca. Before you open your mouth, go learn history. "Hebrew" people as you said are not Europeans. Perhaps you should start by reading the bible? You know, to learn where Jesus (who happened to be "Hebrew" person) lived. Where your name came from? I can assure you it was not Europe. So, learn history before you write any comments.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paula

        Rebecca, What is this "These Hebrew people" History of the Jewish ppl is in the Bible. God gave them the land. Those who bless Israel will be blessed; Those who curse Israel will be cursed.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guy

        Rebecca you are making a fool of yourself. You have zero brains if you think the hebrews came from Europe. The Palestenians cannot govern themselves. They are fighting amung themselves. Hamas vs Fatah. How can you excpect Israel to make peace with one when the other just wants war. You are all geniouses. This conflict is going on for thousands of years. Israel knows they have no partner. They would rather live the way they do today then give up more land to end up being a launching pad for terrorists. Wake up and smell the coffee. Israel knows what they are dealing with. The world is fast to judge every move israel makes, Calling Israel a terrorist state etc....oh please. Look at Lybia and Iran where they are torturing there own people. Israel will not put there citizens lives at danger to please world opinion. It is for this reason alone that it still exists.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • the f0rce

        Can you show a reliable sources that stated hebrew are european. LOL. Since when? I'll be waiting then I'll show a bunch sources with research , logic and facts that the Canaanites are hebrew themselves. You don't realize don't you that Canaanite used hebrew language to communicate with other Canaanite tribes. Just bring in the source. I'll be waiting for it.LMAO

        March 18, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
      • the f0rce

        Rebeeca here's thing you need to learn – Hebrew is semitic language and it was Canaanite language too after the extinction of their local tribal language.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaanite_language
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_languages

        March 18, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
      • the f0rce

        BTW Rebecca before you make assumption that I support Israel base just because you thought is my religion , I don't support Israel because of the bible. I support Israel base historical and archaeological facts that the original people are Canaanites/ Hebrew people(Not Arab Palestinian) and historically and archaeologically, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah were a subset of Canaanite culture. Please do your research base on facts – Not base on Palestinian and Islamist propaganda.

        March 18, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
      • irishlifer

        Funny thing about your foolish claims re: Israel belonging to Palestinians. The ancient texts testify otherwise.The Jewish holy city, Jerusalem, is mentioned over 800 times in the Bible! In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur'an "as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta"—which is to say, not once.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • ronald

      Tear down all those illegal settlements, remove those illegal whack jobs armed to the teeth and maybe someone will create peace between those whom want that peace,otherwise more eye for eye...

      March 18, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. annoyed

    Completely annoyed with Morgan constantly interrupting the Prime Minister. It doesn't make him an "edgy" journalist by being so rude.

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

      Absolutely in agreement with you. It is a very difficult to watch from Morgan. Extremely annoying in interrupting and not letting the PM finish his sentences. Awful "performance".

      March 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • navyvet

        ha,ha, piers is not afraid of his jewish bosses and he knows the american people are behind him. he soanked bibi like a baby!! love it

        March 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • really annoyed

      I totally agree with the comments about Piers Morgan's rudeness–Morgan is won of the worst interviewers I have ever heard. Total lack of respect toward those he is talking to–not with!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • irishlifer

        I fully agree! The Prime Minister out-classed Morgan and made him look like a bully with a tin badge. It only pointed out why Morgan isn't going anywhere; CNN will get their ratings kicked again for allowing the new kid to try to goad the leader of such a strong ally of the US.........Mr. Netanyahu knocked it out of the park!

        March 18, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Drenda Keesee

      I agree! Piers Morgan was not only rude, arrogant and misguided, he treated the head of a major player with total disrespect. Since when did a CNN reporter have the insight to tell the Head of any state how to manage or negotiate their affairs? It was appalling to watch. Netayahu was gracious and handled Piers with wisdom, but it was an embarrassment to CNN.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Susan

        Drenda is absolutely correct; you took the words right out of my computer. I've had my doubts about Piers Morgan from the beginning. This is the straw that broke my back. He was again completely disrespectful, this time to a Head of State. I am boycotting his interviews from now on. Why the need to interrupt constantly? He comes across as arrogant. He and CNN should be ashamed. Morgan is not the right person for this job. Infuriating; I am so upset, I had to leave the room.

        March 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      I too am annoyed. PM is an arrogant smug bad interviewer, whom I hope gets fired soon. Heis hard to watch and shows his bias against Israel with every statement.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • john barrett

      Piers the wanta be reporter and actually never will be! At the end of the interview, i was frustrated, because i never got to hear the end of the Prime Minister's answer's! What's the point of the interview, if the host is nothing but RUDE to his guest! I think you owe the Prime Minister an apology... short of that, you sir will not ever be on my tv screen again!

      March 18, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chaya

      Completely annoyed as well. Pierce Morgan is "beyond rude" Stop interrupting, and who is he to tell the Prime Minister to be the "Big Guy", ugh! He is a reporter not a political leader.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andrea

      To Annoyed, I couldn't agree more. Piers came across to me as anti-Semitic. I really resented his line of questioning regarding peace talks with Palestine. Israel is not the country lobbing bombs over the border. What is the matter with the world that they keep blaming Israel? Well, we know it's all part of God's plan, so we can only wait (with Israel) and "pray for the peace of Israel".

      March 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Dave B

    Morgan keeps cutting off President Netanyahu, but at least he is asking good questions. I think the Obama administration demonstrates that – generally – the whole world is against Jews. Israel are our best friend in the Middle East. They would defend us to the end. We should do the same. We share the same values with Israel. The other countries are just, "Death to America." For some reason, Americans are quick to think we are the ones at fault for that, when in fact, these are countries that have true hate for you. Truly. That won't change because you abandon your only true friend in the Middle East.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Elf

      Dave, congrats! You said all the right things. We can never generalize, but many jews really want peace. However it is really hard when dealing with nations that do not share the same values and say they want to eliminate the jews. For those who talk bs about Israel and jewish people... Go and study the real history first... If u are a rational person u will admire jews!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • irishlifer

        I agree, Elf. We are all so proud of the Jewish Prime Minister tonight for showing such grace to basically a buffoon of an interviewer. We are grateful to Israel for being so long-suffering to put up with fair-weather friends like I'm afraid the US has been acting like lately. Hoping that will end with the next election!

        March 18, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. In the Love of Peace

    What happened to journalism and balanced reporting? This is a bunch of propaganda. Maybe Pierce should change Netanyahu's diaper. We need a reporter who can ask the hard questions.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rubbish

      Piers is a tabloid reporter n hence that level of questioning...- no depth, no substance..!!!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jiminycee

    Is there any possibility that Piers Morgan could SHUT UP and let President Netanyahu speak? Does he love the sound of his own voice so much as to sabotage the interview? I would like to hear what the man has to say.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sassy

      AGREED! That is why I came to this site. I cannot believe how much Piers Morgan is interrupting! How rude!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Rebecca Dent

    I'm very disappointed that Piers Morgan gave Benjamin Netanyahu a platform to spout his endless lies. It was almost as if Piers agreed with everything this war criminal had to say. Israel wants peace? Where is there any evidence of this? This is the last time I will watch Piers Morgan... anywhere.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • acj

      Rebecca,

      You made the following statement: "Israel wants peace? Where is there any evidence of this?"

      I am of the opinion that Israel's 30+ year peace with Egypt and 20+ year peace with Jordan is the evidence that you are looking for. Couple that with the commercial relationships Israel has developed and maintained with several other Mid-east nations and you have a fulsome answer to your question.

      Best

      March 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      I can't believe some of the responses I'm reading.

      Rebecca Dent, you asked these question: "Israel wants peace? Where is there any evidence of this?"

      You should ask these question to Iran, Libya, Palestine/Hamas, Syria, pretty much all of the Islamic states. Tell us all what they have been doing to promote peace, rather than terrorism? Who have they liberated lately? Well?

      March 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. ISA

    Piers, you were so rude to Israeli PM Netanyahu. If you ask a question it seems that one would like to wait for the entire answer. You continuously cut the PM short, interrupted him mid-sentence, and even summoned him to shush up a couple of times. What kind of journalism is this?

    March 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J.

      I agree. Pierce was rude to him. I could hardly stand it.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve Howard

        I agree...that was really hard to watch. Rude, hostile, and trying to get Netanyahu to lose his temper. Actually, I have never been an admirer of Netanyahu until now. I think it was great that he kept his cool and kept trying to answer. Morgan was the one who finally lost it....his hostility was so obvious. And his childishness....saying the whole world is waiting for Israel to give in completely, and doesn't he want to go down in history as "that guy." What about the central question, admitting Israel's right to exist? Morgan was never able to respond to that simple request. The whole interview was a disgusting travesty. He was asking Netanyahu to be another Neville Chamberlain or Quisling. Jusging from the comments so far, all exept the knee-jerk Jew-haters (of which there seem to be quite a few) feel the same way.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chris J

    I don't understand why you were pushing Netanyahu to tell if Israel has nukes or not.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rebecca Dent

      Rude? I think Piers was far too kind to this jerk.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Adrian

        Rebecca, can you actually say something intelligent, or you will continue howling with your stupid comments????

        March 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Rebecca Dent: you come across as a person who is bitter and full of hate. Why?

        March 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dean White

    Piers,

    I am an avid watcher and fan of CNN. You are getting some great interviews but for god's sake when you ask a question let your interviewee finish their answers. you cut people off so much it annoys me to the point that I have to switch off.

    Regards,

    Dean

    March 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Missy

      Is sooo aggravating to see Piers constantly interrupting and sooo rude that I cannot watch the interview any longer. I can't believe how rude you are Piers and I do understand that you are getting involved in the discussion BUT you NEED TO HAVE some courtesy !
      After all he IS a GENTLEMAN AND A PRIME MINISTER OF A COUNTRY, not just a simple journalist.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rebecca Dent

        Interrupting Netanyahu? I didn't get that at all. Netanyahu is a close minded liar.

        March 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • orie

        So true. He has the opportunity to interview one of the most intelligent and fascinating men in the world and he interrupts him over and over and over…..Ask Netanyahu a question, but let him answer.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. Nani

    9/11 helped which country the most ? When do we wake up ?
    Former BBC Reporter Alan Hart Reveals all .
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHrVo1_gRgU&w=640&h=360]

    March 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Piers is a disgrace

    Mr Morgan you are a disgrace. Your constant interupting of Mr Netanyahu was disgusting. Who at CNN hired this CLOWN? You are the worst interviewer on TV!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Quite Contrary

      I agree. I had to turn the interview off. Morgan is rude, didin't give one of the most intelligent men on the planet a chance to answer fully half the time. Would Piers dare speak this way to the Palestinian Authority? I think not. Israel is toughening up and about time, too. Take off the gloves.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Monica Gray

      I agree, Piers Morgan is ridiculously rude and arrogant. His behavior is not my cup of tea. Tonight was the 2nd time I tuned in and will be the last. Regardless of who the subject of the interview is, basic civility should be prevail.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mona

      I agree...Mr. Morgans sounds like antisenitic... 100%..He doesn't know the subject & the history. What is he doing on CNN? Shame!!!!!

      March 18, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Ian Ferris

    Piers very disappointed in your questioning. CNN needs to rethink who they hire and get people in there that ask the tough questions. They need to learn from Aljazeera and learn what true reporting and interviewing is.
    Did Bibi give you the questions to ask? Very predicable.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Sue

    Piers-Stop interrupting! For once and for all with all your interviews...STOP INTERRUPTING! I can't stand it anymore. Jeez go work for TMZ... I can't stand it anymore. I am soooo annoyed that CNN had this guy on prime time. Argggg!!! WHERE IS BARBARA WALTERS WHEN YOU NEED HER??

    March 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gloria

      Sue, I agree. I wish I read your post before I posted mine 🙂 Where is Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and yes, Larry King. He listened to every word. The greats do not interrupt...

      March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • stonbj

        Please Piers!!!! Stop acting like a pompous bully when you question your guest. It is a real downer. I had to stop watching and find a way to vent!!! I guess it is back to Nancy Grace.

        March 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adrain

      I totally agree. Morgan was a DISGRACE! Totally annoying and obnoxious! SHAME!!!!!!!!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      He asked the hard questions. He didn't do the nicey, nicey, Barbara and Larry King style that they would have done, and we would have heard the same nicey, nicey answers to question as in previous interviews. It was a legitimate statement Piers and legitimate question to the PM that the PM has a great opportunity to get into the history books this second time around by bringing Peace to the Middle East.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • ronald

        Just cause Piers asks any questions, you think that reporters are provided a clear unprepared ledger to ask any questions that they wish> Piers asked all question permitted for the interview.
        best question was be the Big Boy and go to Ramallah and make peace. Do not sit on the side lines

        March 18, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  19. Gloria Freifeld

    Piers, I love the show. Can you please let the man finish a sentence? You keep interrupting and he can't get the last few words out. If you are talking , you are not listening. Charlie Sheen at least got to finish his rant, before you interrupted. PLEASE slow down... Great to hear from Netanyahu, afford him the respect he deserves.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nanda

      I completely agree! Show some respect Piers!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Neil M

    It seems that this interview is the same as any of Piers Morgans interviews in that he's not letting them finish what they have to say. He constantly interrupts his guests. Larry King was bad for that but Piers appears to be worse.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Nanda

    Why is Piers Morgan so frequently interrupting Mr. Netanyahu? It's a shame really as this interview is becoming rather irritating to say the least. I would love to hear Mr Netanyahu's complete thoughts, please. I expected much better Piers.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. morris

    I agree with ANNOYED President Netanyahu is trying to answer the questions but Morgan keeps interrupting. I want to hear what he has to say. Tell Morgan to be quite.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Peggy Webb

    This was one of the worst interviews that I have ever heard. Piers is so rude. He doesn't even here what the PM says because he is thinking of his next question. Who ever told this man that he can interview. I'm telling you now that he can't. The PM is our friend. If our country ever turns our back on Israel, we will be doomed. I could say a lot more but what I would really like to do is jump through the TV and slap this idiot of interviewer. He thinks he knows what to do in terms of the peace process. He is making a fool of himself. The PM is a class act who knows what he needs to do to keep his country safe.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • american

      peggy,

      did you know that Palestine was an English colony and when the Jews wanted the English out of Israel they used terrorism? look up Irgun!!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ronald

        Also, look up two sides to the USS Liberty event as well

        March 18, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. rubbish

    To say that Netanyahu believes in middle east peace is like saying that WMD existed in Iraq n hence a reason to invade...

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

      I guess he believes in stabbing innocent people in the heart and then slashing thier throats. HUM.......

      March 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      So, Rubbish, what's with Egypt and Jordan? Doesn't want peace, eh? Tell us, why not?

      March 18, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. American

    interesting how nut-in-yahoo wants America to lead the war on Iran...he loves seeing American blood go to waste to a land that is not their own. Israel has gotten America in wars before (Iraq- which officially never have nuks).

    March 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aimee Kligman

      I'm glad to see someone else had the acuity to pick that up

      March 18, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rebecca Dent

      The Netanyahu Zionists are on this page in full force. If any of you read this, no we will not fight any more wars for Israel!

      March 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. paul Branton

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeT_KLuCdug&w=640&h=360]

    Netanyahau admits he stopped the oslo accord
    Also can you confirm the lies of the last 100 years that Ahmadinajad did not say " wipe israel off the map"
    http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/news/the-jerusalem-post/ when you are In fact Iran will sign a treaty for the whole middle east to be free of all nuclear a WMD but isreal must sign also

    March 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      When Ahmadinajad was in Toronto at the UofT, he told a questioner that there are no Gays in Iran. He couldn't understand why that brought on laughter from the student audience.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Sharon

    Should Netanyahu be the "bigger man" as you ask? Does being the bigger man mean being willing to place his citizens in even greater danger than they live in every day. What he is being asked to give up means just that. He should remain strong, as he has, and make no "deals" with the lives of the Jewish people in their homeland.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Nana Brown

    Piers you are a great, we love your show.

    What has the world learnt from history? No oppressor stays in power indefinitely, the cry of the innocent how ever long dead can be heard and no occupier can live on the occupied land and Israel is no exception. The world leaders were wicked to cause this friction for the Jewish and the Muslim people after the Holocaust. This on going conflicts has been paid in blood of the Jewish and Muslims crafted by the British and funded by our US tax dollars making some enormously rich. While we become the target of this illegal deal and it's our service men and women being killed. The world has not forgotten the massacre in Sabra and Shatila. Has the world forgotten the systematic killing in Gaza?Has the world forgotten the killing of Rachel Corrie? Has the world forgotten the killing of defenseless unarmed citizen on the flotilla? How man UN resolution has Israel broken?How long will we be fighting with our tax money making enemies supporting Israel? How long will our government keep paying other corrupt leaders to protection money? Justice is a tricky word is it not? How long will it take for us to say no to Israel?

    March 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sharon

      Really???? I've heard that there were people who actually believed that the U.S. alone is what's holding Israel together. Just remember, Israel fought for her Independence on her own and won. Support from the U.S. is less than 2% of Israel's GDP, so without it, Israel will continue to survive. And if you actually believe that Hamas, Al Queda and others will cease their efforts if Israel no longer existed, you are kidding yourself. The U.S. is just target #2 – oh, and a much bigger target too!

      March 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • the f0rce

      Sabra and Shatilla Massacre is not similar to operation cast lead. There's no such thing as proportional force if your enemy try to kill you such the one used in Operation Cast lead agaisnt Hamas and Hezbollah. Either you win or your enemy wins. Tell me how many Palestinian are innocent(Including women and children) if they were taught to hate from very young age? And there's Hamas training camp for children in Gaza which they dubbed boyscout program. Rachel Corrie Death was accident and I don't care what the ISM said since their job is to demonize Israel – ISM account is base on one sided story since their job is to side with these so-called Palestinian. Don't lump everything together as a similar incidents . Oh by the way do you know how many arabs, including Bosnian and other Balkan Muslims support the third reich in world war II? Your definition of justice is base on one side of the story.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      So, would it make more sense to say "yes" to Hamas, Libya, Iran, et al? Who have these defenders of democracy liberated lately? Well?

      March 18, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Also annoyed

    I too am weary of Piers Morgan asking questions then repeatedly interrupting his guests as they attempt to answer. It is rude, arrogant and counter productive to his program becoming successful. Several people I know have stopped watching due to his annoying manner.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Mark Pine

    Great question, Piers! Did you figure Netanuahu would ask you what you would do, and in that way give you the lead-in to suggest he go to Ramallah? I think you did your homework!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Carla

    I am not shocked to watch Piers Morgan and other media against Israel. It seems that this is part of the History of the Jewish people where everything is blamed on the Jews (refer to the Holocaust).
    When the Jews from a settlement were taken by force by the Israel army, giving up their home in order to work for the peace process between Palestians and Israel, what did the Palestinias do with that land they got? Besides destruction, they did NOTHING. They built nothing. Palestinians like to play the poor guys, but they do not hesitate to send terrorists to kill the Jewish people either by cutting the throats of infants and children or by exploding themselves in busy streets and killing thousands of people. If this happened in the U.S. or anywhere in Europe, I bet the media, Americans and the international community would have a different view.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      Good point, Carla. Israel did this type of peace initiative twice now, to no avail. They want Israel to do it a third time. It's a good bargaining point for future negotiations, though... The PM stated that they are ready to sit down with their foes at any time. They have asked for one simple statement from Hamas and others in the region: The State of Israel has the right to exist. What's so hard about that?

      March 18, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • irishlifer

        Paul & Carla,
        Well said! Anti-semites are blinded by their hate. Facts just get in their way, they don't really want to know the truth.

        March 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  32. Mike Whitehouse

    How rude can you be, constantly interupting the leader of a foreign country. The interruptons are extremely distracting. Time to let someone else take the 9:00 spot

    March 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Missing Larry

    I can't believe how rude Piers Morgan is being to a sitting head of state. very arrogant and disrespectful. I'm getting sick of his smug Englishness. Bring back Larry King!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ronald

      You think that every question asked was not permitted in advance?
      All world leaders are provided questions agreed upon in advance.
      Piers is simply asking the questions that alot of people want to hear.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. HEIDI

    I'm shocked by how rude this interviewer is towards the Prime Minister of Israel! He doesn't know his history nor does he show any respect for Mr. Netanyahu's political position.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kidist

      Exactly!! I thought I was the only one, I realy felt that he was interupting Benjamin Netanyahu so much.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Kidist

    I watched the interview you did with Benjamin Netanyahu and I would recommend that you give your guest an ample of time to answer the questions you asked. Please don't keep interrupting your guests even though your show is only an hour show, it was painful to watch you interrupting him. It made the session looks like you (Peirs) were both the interviewer and guest. It is something to think and work toward improving it. I am not in anyway disrespecting you, Mr. Morgan. However, I am simply giving you a suggestion so you can think and work toward improving your interviewing method.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Bobby Gentry

    Piers Morgan is the best! Netanayhu is the best! to greats a t it! I love it. Riveting......

    March 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      Agreed! Yes, Piers did interrupt the PM, but he has only so much time to cover the areas that he wanted. He was trying to keep the responses concise and to the point. It's his program. And I quite enjoyed the not-so-common responses, as with other interviews I seen, of the PM.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Anita Simpson

    Piers, I agree with ANNOYED and several others who complained about all the interruptions during your interview with Netanyahu! It was not only extremely disrespectful - this man is a head of state, remember? - it also reduced your chances of getting thorough, honest answers to your questions. Who wants to answer a person who won't listen? If I were Netanyahu, I would have been so aggravated I would have given nothing but one-word answers.
    You're not the only one who does this, of course; I've noticed it among other interviewers. To me it makes America look bad. I don't want to watch your show anymore. Too bad we can't have Larry King back.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Marilyn

    Very frustrating to try to follow the finer points of Netanyahu's responses when Piers consistently interrupts every single answer. Please Piers – let him finish a sentence before you ask the next question. Your timing is lacking and I'm usually an admirer of yours. Why is this interview so different?

    March 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Barb Harris

    Piers Morgan, stop interrupting your guests! You are so rude that I can't stand watching your program anymore.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. B.

    Please CNN get this idiot off CNN! Piers Morgan is a rude snobbish Brit who continued to interrup Mr Netanyahu. Go back to the apprentice you were a jerk there too. This jerk has no more business interviewing for CNN then a "MULE".
    PLEASE CNN GET RID OF THIS CLOWN! I want to go back to watching CNN again. Five minutes of him evernight makes me want to throw my TV out the window. He does not listen to his guest he is just plain RUDE! GRRRRR

    March 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Tammy

    Piers Morgan is utterly annoying. He interrupts all the time, interjects his opinion too often and doesn't stop talking.....doesn't he realize that he's just the vehicle for the opinions of others

    March 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Piers has to go!

    I can not believe Mr Netanyahu did not stand up and leave during this so called "interview".

    Piers raising his finger to Mr Netanyahu in mid sentence was beyond disrespectful.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eric O.

      Breaking News! This just in: Piers Morgan grew a pair! Your interview with Netanyahu was surprisingly tough! You really took it too him. I saw you trying to get him to admit he has nikes. Dude was squirming. I also liked when you pushed him into A) Admitting his preference for the US to do his dirty work and B) placating his napoleon complex in a manner that pushed him to be "the big man" he is, and make the first step towards peace with Palestine. I laughed out loud! Great job! Like bleeping Frost-Nixon, piercing, high-quality, truth-seeking! It really id shock me. I was expecting some serious boot-licking, with you jabbering on about Lindsay Lohan or something... That was certainly not the case! You took it to him, kept him dancing. There's hope for you yet, Piers! It's a shame this forum has been hijacked by a bunch of astroturfing lobbyists, spouting a bunch of bleeding heart sympathy for none but themselves... Again, Piers, Great Journalism!

      March 18, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • YAY FOR PIERS!!!

      Breaking News! This just in: Piers Morgan grew a pair! Your interview with Netanyahu was surprisingly tough! You really took it too him. I saw you trying to get him to admit he has nukes. Dude was squirming. I also liked when you pushed him into A) Admitting his preference for the US to do his dirty work and B) placating his napoleon complex in a manner that pushed him to be "the big man" he is, and make the first step towards peace with Palestine. I laughed out loud! Great job! Like bleeping Frost-Nixon, piercing, high-quality, truth-seeking! It really id shock me. I was expecting some serious boot-licking, with you jabbering on about Lindsay Lohan or something... That was certainly not the case! You took it to him, kept him dancing. There's hope for you yet, Piers! It's a shame this forum has been hijacked by a bunch of astroturfing lobbyists, spouting a bunch of bleeding heart sympathy for none but themselves... Again, Piers, Great Journalism!

      March 18, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Andrea

        Here's a scenario for you to chew on. . . Those hate filled nations (Iran Palestine Iraq Libya on-and-on) want the US destroyed at well. They want to wipe everybody who is not of the Islamic faith to be wiped off the face of the earth. Does that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? After 9\11 Bush asked the whole damn world for help, he said you are either with us or against us. Right? Well that's all Israel wants – just a little help. Iran thinks they can bring about the end of the world by destroying Israel, well your know what? They're right.

        March 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jon

    What a crappy interview. Piers was too busy trying to push a very european anti-Israel agenda than he was willing to listen to the PM's responses.Piers should go back to Europe where people eat up this kind of garbage.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. ISA

    Shut the hell up Piers!! That interview sucked. Piers should be fired.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Chris J.

    Pierce... what do you expect from him? why pressure him with such questions meant to paint him into a corner? Are you anti-Israel? If you are not, then it didn't show in your rude interview.

    Netanyahu said over and over in so many words that Israel needs the help on the USA. He admitted that his army is much less than ours. Yet you kept asking him what is he going to do.

    Didn't he mention how even past US presidents (Oslo Accord) did not hit the mark? Obviously, he was being humble and not too proud to say that he could not help his country by himself against the horrible onslaught of terrorism. Why did you keep pressuring him like that? This was not an interview ... this was an interrogation!

    You were very disrespectful of the leader of Israel and I want to know why. What is your agenda? Higher ratings? More money? May God have mercy on you. The Jews are God's chosen people.

    How dare you tell Netanyahu how to run his country! And saying things to him like, "That's what you NEED to do."

    Who is "everyone" that is saying he is going to give up E. Jerusalem?

    This is what is true: At the very end of this age all nations will be gathered against Israel for war. But despite sophisticated weapons, they will be defeated by the God of Israel. God will not allow Israel to be conquered.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kk99

      heee... although I agree with you on Piers being disrespectful toward Netanyahu, you are being a little paranoid about Piers “big” agenda. You obviously haven’t been watching a lot of Piers Morgan since he’s taken Larry King’s place, haven’t you. Otherwise, you would have known that he’s as equally irritating with every one of his guess. And with all your “God’s chosen people” nonsense speech, you are no better than the other extremists across the fence.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • piersisking

      shut up jew, god doesnt have favorites, only jews believe that god chose them and non jews are the same as cattle, the teachings of judaism is why jews are not compatible with civilized society and they never have been as history shows

      March 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • irishlifer

        You don't even know why you hate Jews, do you?? So sad to see how controlled you are.

        March 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrea

        WOW! I am really shocked that somebody can speak with such force and not know what the heck he's talking about. The Creator has always saved Israel (read the Old Testament) and will again (read the New Testament). Israel IS Gods chosen people and he loves them like a wife. I'd quote you numerous scriptures, but I'm sure you don't own a Bible. I'm a Christian, and I assure you God does NOT think of Gentiles as Cattle. He sent Jesus so that all who believe in him will be saved. I'd say "see you after the Apocolypse" but you won't be here.

        March 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  46. kk99

    Morgan HAS TO SHUT UP!! Let your guess answer the damn questions you ask! I though he had finally understood what everybody else was yelling, but it's clear he still hasn't.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. South American viewer

    A message to Piers Morgan: you should be fired for doing such a bad job as an interviewer. I was glad when Larry King was gone. Now I can't wait to see YOU go.
    You just do not listen to the answers of your guests. You interrupt and jump to a different question. And you have delusional expectations. For peace to happen, BOTH countries must compromise. To tell the Prime Minister of Israel that the peaceful process only depends on him, it is not only absurd. It is irresponsible and it is dangerous. I hope that CNN will give you the exit ticket!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. John Barrett

    I thought Mr. Morgans was rude, in the way of not letting Mr.Netanyahu finish his answers to the questions. Piers would start on the next question, before Mr. Netanyahu was finished speaking, therefore Piers we were jipped out of a great man's thought's. I quit watching Bill O for the same reasons. Mr. Netanyahu is a Historical man, in an Historical place in our World, at an historical time in our life's, and you cut him off. Truely unprofessional. I for one, would of liked to have heard his entire answer to the question's.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kidist

      II agree with you that these days there are some journalists out there like the one you gave as an example, who doesn't know how to listen and keeps interrupting their guests. Unfortunately, we have become the generation of solely speakers who lack to listen. I think they should have some kind of training for journalists so they can maybe re-learn the skills needed to become active listener when they do interviews. If only we know wisdom also comes from listening to others attentively even if they have different world views from us.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Jarina Azeez

    Piers Morgan is doing a great job; those who disagree just don't like him getting to the point.
    He brought attention to the evil doings of the government of Israel. I respect Benjamin Netanyahu, but not every thing is Iran doing or radical groups.
    Peace is gained by all parties making sacrifices and this is the point Piers Morgan tired to make.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. America loves Israel!!!

    I felt like I was watching the BBC! Memo to Piers: this is America. We LIKE Israel. Your audience isn't anti-semitic europe, it's freedom loving America. It was also clear Piers knew nothing about the conflict. He tells Netanyahu that he knows he would give Jerusalem to the Muslims????? You see the look on Netanyahu's face? It was like, what did that idiot just say?

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

      NO we don't!!!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • damon evans

      don't you dare try to speak for us americans, 67 percent of americans say israel is a liability to america..........bbc poll...........................americans despise jewish behavior and jews like you who try to disparriage a american journalist on behalf of jewish/israeli loyalty. scuk our christian cox

      March 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Paul

        What is the "behaviour" that American's despise of the Jews? Just curious...

        March 18, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  51. Paula

    Piers, I thought you were a smart person. 😦 The answers you seek are in the Bible. I know the media thinks ppl who believe in prophecy are frantic or religious freaks. If you want the truth seek it with all your heart and you will find it. There will be NO peace in the Middle East until Jesus comes. This is in the Bible. Read it sometimes. I also believe that you were rude and disrespectful to Netanyahu..:(

    March 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Paul Branton

    Albert Einstein stated in 1948 that the formation of the zionist state of Israel a a sad day for the world as it was based on the princples of Natzi Germany. I believe he is correct . This small country has caused the world so many problems as they hide behind the " Holocoust Industry" so no one will criticize them. They have committed a slow holocaust on Palestinian people are responsible for leading the US to wars in the middle east through the follies of george bush and now with debt going from 5 trillion to 14 trillion a major reason for the bankruptcy of Americia.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alan S

      To Paul Branton
      Are you stupid or what. Did you know that Israel was always a Jewish home land. Do you know that most of the worlds technology, medical discoveries and the best minds came and come from Israel. Do you even know about Albert Einstein, he was a Jew, and where did Einstein say that in 1948? Prove your information, you talk like the rest of the idiots out there who think that the Holocust never happened either huh? shut up and sit down Paul, you talk like Piers Morgan and your comments posted about how Israel ruined the USA. Let me give you some information, watch the movie called "Inside Job" there is the real truth to the ruining of the whole economic system both here and globally. See that all you people who talk like you do should see that. Then the truth will hit you square in the eyes. What does it take for people like you to shut up and keep your sarcastick remarks to yourself. No one wants to hear your point of view because you are not an open person and can not think for yourself. So just shut up.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Ellen Walker

    Shame on you, Piers. How can you consider yourself a journalist when you refuse to allow a full exchange of views? You keep pushing your view only and do everything and anything you can to further your agenda which very clearly is anti-Israel. Why do you and the rest of the world keep insisting that Israel make concessions? Israel completely gave up Gaza and many parts of the West Bank? Are those not concessions? They Arabs have never made concessions and their demands have only increased along with their terrorist activities (which is constantly ignored by the rest of the world). They demand a two state solution, and yet they already have it. Actually they have a 3 state situation if they also remain in the West Bank. So they already have their own nations and refuse to act like nations that take care of their own people within. Hamas has done nothing for the people in Gaza and just use all of their resources on weapons against Israel.

    Piers, you also spoke about the poor conditions in the Palestinian refugee camps? Whose fault is that? The camps are all in the neighboring Arab countries and the only reason there still are Palestinian refugee camps is because their Arab brethren keep them there!!! Why weren't they immediately welcomed into the countries to which they fled and integrated into those societies? What about Arab brotherhood? They all talk about Palestinian rights, but don't help the Palestinians in any manner, shape or form except to keep them as pawns in their games against Israel. Why hasn't anyone held them accountable? Maybe it's damned well time to see things as they really are. Piers, why don't you ask these questions?

    March 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      All good points, Ellen Walker. Truthful and well said!

      March 18, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  54. David Craig

    I found the interview with PM Netanyahu very informative and would have found the conversation easier to follow had the interviewer not constantly interrupted him. I find the manner, not tough journalism as intended, but rather just bad manners.
    CNN does provide an excellent platform for the dissemination of information and the inherent dialogue, however this does not negate the consideration for good manners and respect for those that understand without being told their role in world events.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Linn

    Fascinating yet disturbing change of demeanor by Piers, who gave free range to Charlie Sheen, and then cut off Netanyahu ALL the freakin time. Piers had all the classic left wing intelligentsia anti-Israel talking points, and when Netanyahu made excellent points (such as how difficult it is to negotiate with government leaders who call for your complete annihilation) Piers just moved right along without acknowledging the crucial point Netanyahu was trying to make! This could have been a truly fascinating interview if Piers had bothered to respond to Netanyahu and hadn't just barreled through with his talking points. We might have been able to learn more, but I suspect that wasn't Piers' goal.....Netanyahu is obviously a very smart man and it's too bad Piers wouldn't take the time to have a genuine dialogue with him.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. p.j. eKDOM

    This is my first experience with Piers Morgan, and I think he must live on another planet. Israel has done everything humanly possible to accommodate peace in the Middle East. I commend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his efforts. He is a hero in my eyes as he has tried so hard and has been met with hostility and hatred. I was shocked to see this Piers person speaking so disrespectfully to Netanyahu and how blind Piers is to the truth. Apparently this Piers person has not read any historical information on Israel and how she has gone above and behond and given more land and more concessions over the decades to accommodate peace. It must be very hard to be a peaceful country surrounded by countries that are full of hatred. And hatred spreads quickly, especially when you have this guy (Piers) with his Tabloid history trying to stir a pot of lies about Israel.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • able tuno

      you must be on drugs, he and the past occupiers are war criminals affraid to go back to europe , he and they are wanted for crimes against humanity, which by your taste of remark you are a supporter of. I prefer my taxes go to good and not murder and lies, in the name of a non existant god, which they admitted to being a lie. Realty sucks huh

      March 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. James Maguire www.jmaguirelaw.com

    Mr. Morgan's interview this evening of the prime minster of Israel is journalism of a very high standard, equal to the best of PBS. Good work, Mr. Morgan. Good work, CNN.

    Yours most sincerely,
    James B. Maguire
    Portland, Maine
    http://www.jmaguirelaw.com

    March 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • henia

      I totally agree with James Maguire. CNN has hired a good one.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. daniel

    jews are furious that piers treated bibi like the two-bit head of a thirdworld toilet that he is, piers wasnt going to let bibi spout his prepared propaganda ,thats why he shut him up everytime bibi was going into the hasbara spin, lol he was in shock that a american media journalists would expose him for what he was a two-bit manipulator and leader of 5 million racist jews who think aipac can controll america forever. look howthe jews are fliiping out about piers interruptions, jewshave never seen american journalists not afraid of being fired for telling the truth about them....love you piers

    March 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kk99

      I'm not jewish... I'm Atheist... and I still find Morgan irritating, as he is with EVERY guess he has on his show. Don't give him too much credit... then man just cannot shut up long enough. Larry King was erratic... but he wasn't constantly interrupting his guess all the time.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kk99

        Actually Gerald Seely (or should I call you moishe?), I'm actually French Canadian... Si tu ne me crois pas, voici la preuve... I could point you to other posts I've made before on Piers annoying interruptions (the Winklewoss interview). But I doubt you'd be the type to believe it anyway.

        March 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob H.

      Dear Daniel, it appears you don't like us Jews. I'm really curious as to what exactly has caused you to have such hatred? I would apprecaite if you respond with facts and not just opinions. For example, I can factually state that many Jewish scientists have made discoveries that have helped save the lives of millions of people across the globe. Or it is a FACT that much of the land that is supposedly "OCCUPIED" by Israel were actually PURCHASED by Jews from Arabs prior to Israel's independence as evidenced in the book "HAJ".

      March 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • henia

      I must compliment Pierce for a great interview with the PM of Israel.
      Pierce was very well prepared for the interview and was not afraid to ask Netaniu questions that are on many people mind.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andrea

      I'm a Christian, and I think that Piers Morgan is an ignorant, loud mouth, rude pig. I think his anti-semitism got in the way of that interview.

      March 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Therese

    Good interview Mr. Morgan but many intertuptions on your part when Mr. Netanyahu was giving his replies. You did not listen in full what he had to say which means you did not care enough.
    I am presently studying the geopolitic of Iran and I learned quite a few things from him.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. nancy

    As usual, Piers Morgan did an outstanding job of interviewing Prime Minister Netanyahu. His interviewing skills far surpass anyone my husband and I have listened to in a very long time. He doesn't hesitate to ask the "tough" questions and can answer them as well. Just the best, Piers!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. ekbayou

    What a pathetic attempt at an interview by Piers Morgan..If he honestly thought he could out smart Netanyahu then someone should seriously think about renewing his contract..Israel will stand alone and do what it has to do to defend their nation. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool or a diehard anti-semitic liberal. Neither Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, or the rest of the radical Islamic world will acheive the destruction of Israel. Israel will not let that happen whatever anyone else may predict or wish...

    March 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. julie

    americans despise AIPAC and all jewish organizations the work to further jewish interests at the expense of america.Piers knows americans are infuriated at the controll israel has over our politicians through aipac ect and hes setting himself apart by showing us he's not afraid to stand up for america and risk his job by crossing the jewish red line"thalt shalt not criticize israel" on air or in print.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Bob H.

    Pierce, although I have enjoyed many of your interviews, it appears you were not focused on the answers that Mr. Netaniyahu was giving you. In particular, when he repeatedly indicated that Hamas's first goal is annihilation of Israel, how can you keep coming back to him with the notion that he holds the key for progression of peace process? IN all honesty, what exactly would u do if were faced with negotiating with a party that WANTS YOU DEAD? This is much like all of Obama's claims during his candidacy that the key to dealing with Iran is dialogue...a lot of good that has done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kk99

      Well Bob, maybe you should have paid more attention to what Mr. Netanyahu was saying (when he was given enough time to do so)... because that's pretty much exactly what he was saying, i.e. he WANTS yo negociate this agreement... in other words... dialog... it would be nice if the right would actually listen once in a while.

      And for the record... I'm a Liberal... Atheist (of course)... and I still though Morgan's interview was disrespectful. Clearly, Mr. Netanyahu is a smart and thoughtful guy. I would have liked to hear more from HIM, than the annoying Morgan.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Bob H.

        Firstly, I'm not necessarily from the right. I'm a persian Jew who has lived in Iran and Israel though I'm American now and live in US. My point was that dialogue or negotiation with a party that does NOT believe in your existence is fruitless. Mr. Netaniyahu was indeed saying more dialogue is needed PROVIDED the other side first recognizes Israel's right to exist. Much like Hamas doesn't believe in Israel's existence, the Iranian regime doesn't believe in US's existence and dialogue under such pretense is simply not going to lead anywhere as we have seen how Obama's efforts to establish any kind of relationship with Iran has failed!!!!

        March 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • kk99

        Maybe *I* should go back to the interview and listen again because I don't recall the PM asking for the acknowledgment of Israel's right to exist as a PRE-REQUISIT to dialog. I remember him saying that it would be one of the concession they *would* have to make, as part of dealing an agreement. I heard him say is that the 2 parties involved should get together in a closed room and come out only when they reach a treaty. That’s dialog.

        As far as Obama is concerned, I’ll take his approach to diplomacy any day of the year, over the right’s idea of diplomacy, which usually involves the idea of using forced diplomacy.

        March 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jill

    PIERS MORGAN NEEDS, IN MY OPINION, TO BE FIRED FROM CNN AT ONCE FOR HIS RANTINGS AND WORDS SPOKEN TO BENJAMIN NETANYAHU OF ISRAEL.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • View

      Piers did an awesome job! The prime minister of Israel deserves no respect. Respect for what? His LIES???

      March 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jay W

        View: Donepezil! Swallow the 23-milligram tablets whole. Do not split, crush, or chew these tablets. Doing so can increase the risk of side effects.

        March 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  65. clautz06

    Great Job Piers – your pulling back the 9 PM hour for CNN. BTW – you do hard news, issue based interviews much better than Hollywood, celebrity java clutches.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. dianne p

    PIERS MORGAN .....you were fantastic!!!!!!! just look at how the jews are infuriated that you didnt let bibi lie to americans. Only jews are posting negative comments and that means americans love your work.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hey dianne clueless

      I'm not jewish and can't believe that you buy Morgan's bull. You may like this puffy faced brit but don't think that the rest of us do.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DITTO

      SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!! GOTTA LOVE PIERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andrea

      I'm not Jewish, I'm a Christian, and I think Piers Morgan is a hate filled anti-semite. He should lose his position over the way he treated a head of state.

      March 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. CHris Josephson

    Mr Morgan, I have never before in my life responded to a TV interview, but tonight I cannot keep from replying to your interview with Natanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister. I have been following closely Israel news most of my life and my late husband and I lived in Ramallah for over 4 years in the early '70's. (Writers) I am concerned at your lack of courtesy and complete refusal to listen to "Bibi"s replies as to the stalemate of the peace process. You seemed not to hear what he said but was only waiting to talk and even interrupt him with your views. If you would consider only one question, it would be sufficient: "How can you negotiate with someone who says you don't exist?"

    March 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • franklin raines

      your beside yourself because your leader was exposed for the worm manipulator that he and all israeli's are. and your attempt at using a christian sounding name is transparent

      March 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Who's got talent? Not Morgan!

    I can't believe CNN hired this guy. He has been annoying on during regular reporting but he set a new level of pompous and obnoxious behaviour. CNN needs an interviewer who is more interested in drawing out the thoughts and ideas of his interviewee. Morgan is so impressed with his own ideas and loves the sound of his own voice so much that he cannot even let the PM finish his sentences. I wish I could email the PM and apologize for Morgan.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kk99

      Couldn't agree with you more. The PM must have been thinking "who the hell does he think he's talking to, some clueless moron who new to the area?". It's clear that Mr. Netanyahu is a smart man. He may be on the right (and therefore, on the opposite side of where I usually stand), but he's still clearly a thoughtful man. I would have liked to hear his arguments, unfiltered and uninterrupted instead of the pompous Morgan’s self brilliant solutions to the long standing conflict.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kk99

        a few typos in there... but you get the point...

        March 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Claude Croteau

    Morgan,

    Regarding your interview with Benjamin Netanyahu, you were asking questions like a little 4 year old boy. And please, STOP INTERRUPTING YOUR GUESS !

    March 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • View

      Guest - Moran!

      March 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kk99

        View, did you notice his name? Claude Croteau... does that sound English to you? It's actually French, as I am! And ironically, I just noticed I've made the same mistake in my posts! I must also be a moran...

        And btw... it’s moron, not moran... moron..

        March 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Chris Josephson

    P.S. I AM NOT JEWISH, dianne p

    March 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Alan S

    About the interview with the Prime Minister of Israel, first of all Israel has done nothing, I mean nothing to hurt this world. As a matter of fact look at your technology now a days, most of it comes from Israel, your medical breakthroughs have come from Israel, to Paul the Holucost did happen whether Neo Nazis like you believe it or not. Israel was around before the USA, Europe and every where else. It all started in Israel. Where does it say that the whole world looks on Israel as the trouble makers. I guess Paul they started the trouble in Iran, they invaded Iraq and Afghanastan and gave Iran nuclear materials to build nuclear weapons.l I also guess that Israel chased out the Palastinians from the Gaza like Jordan did decades ago. Israel wants peace not war. What Piers Morgan did tonight in that interview was rude and very plain not to let the Prime Minister answer any questions. plus asking out front if Israel has nuclear weapons. Now you know why our country is in the shape it is in and the entire world is in fear of terroists coming to their countries. Piers wake up and get out, go back to the Apprentice or any other reality show just to get out of being on CNN. You have just ruined CNN's reputation and showed and proved just how ignorant you really are. Israel needs peace not war, but also does not need to come out and give vital information.

    Everyone should see Inside job and actually see how our whole economy came crashing down. The world needs Israel and Israel needs the world. But look at reality, Israel leads the world in technology, the medical research field, scientists, Doctors and just people who really care and not just say the words. So what Piers Morgan did tonight is inexcusable and there is no room for interviewers like him. Amazing to me how some people out there still believe that Israel has not right to exist. How would people like that who hate Israel like it if they were always being singled out and persacuted throughout time. What every time something happens it is Israel who started it. Wake up people especially you Paul and see the truth. The truth is I did not hear the USA or any other country ask for anyone's opinion on how to screw over the people. Do you really think Paul that the world community cares about what you have to say? You have proven to everyone that there are stupid people working and living today in this world. But keep your so called "information" about Albert Einstein quiet. He was a Jew remember that and he never and I mean never thought of the stare of Israel and compare it to Nazi Germany. The Nazis are like Iran, dictators and think they are the supreme beings. Wake up, Iran is a threat to not just Israel but to each and every country in the Middle east and the entire world and remember that. Praise G-D for Israel.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • grahm parsons

      Israel invents nothing,It cant even invent military technology to defend themselves ,we have to give israel our technology because arab countries are constantly developing newer technology. Just because american high tech companies open plants in israel to exploit the cheap jewish labor doesnt give you the right to claim our innovation,but hey thats what jew's do lie lie lie. losers

      March 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Alan S

        To Graham Parsons:

        You are an idiot. You talk like you have no common sense. Wake up for once, Israel has technology that you can not imagine. Plus their medical discoveries are way superior. If it weren' for Israel there would be total non stop war between each other. Graham I think you are suppose to be somewhat knowledgeable, do your research and find out for yourself. You sound just like the other idiots out there. You just don't like Israel, that is ok, most of the world doesn't like Israel, so join the list. But remember back in 1985 when Iran was building anther nuclear facility, the world watched and was concerned. Israel took care of that. They have brilliant minds there whether you think so or not. You are like the rest of the anti-Israel idiots. I don't care if you believe it or not, but Israel does produce a lot of technology as a matter of fact Microsoft has a large facility in Israel and this is not just say so, do your research and check it out for yourself. Israel has the nuclear power to destroy Russia and take out the entire Middle east in one shot. They are far more superior then people think like you. So do your research instead of just mouthing off and then proof will show you that.

        March 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob H.

        Hi Grahm, would u do us all a favor and check your facts before you decide to opine among intellectuals? IN fact, call Intel, Microsoft and Google and ask them where would they be today had it not been for the inventions that came out of their Israeli units? And as for cheap labor in Israel, obviously you have no clue what Israeli engineers are getting paid!

        March 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Graham, that is total nonsense. Israel is a small nation with a small population. They are very resourceful and have contributed much to humanity. What has Hamas, Libya, Iran contributed to humanity lately? Well?

        March 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
      • ronald

        Innovations are created by spies some caught others not in the US

        March 18, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Andrea

        What planet do you live on. Jews represent .25% of the worlds population and they have been awarded 22% of all Nobel prizes ever handed out. They are responsible for Einstein, Galileo, Isaac Singer (invented sewing machine) polio vaccine, antibiotics, Joseph Pulitzer . . . I realize I'm on a fools errand. It would take hours to give you a list of all the contributions that Jews have made to the world. There is no convincing all you anti-semites that the Jews are a blessed and valuable race of people

        March 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Nancy of NY

    Piers Morgan is doing a fantastic job; sadly some don't like his honesty and direct questions. The only way we can have peace in the world is address truth, this upsets Netanyahu fans of course. Netanyahu needs to rethink :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capital_crimes_in_the_Torah

    March 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Mark PIne

    A great interview with Netanyahu!

    Despite what many who were rattled by Morgan's style have written, his target was neither Israel nor the PM. It was learning more about how to get the peace process moving forward.

    The most interesting questions focused on Israel's increasingly precarious position of being a nation that most of world opinion condemns. Whether you believe such views are justified or not, we have seen in recent weeks in the events throughout the Middle East just how powerful a force world opinion has become in the era of instantaneous global communication.

    In essence, Piers asked Netanyahu, isn't the Israeli position becoming more untenable and what are you going to do about it? Just doing what you've done in the past doesn't seem to work.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Sheryl Larson

    Regarding the March 17th interview with Benjamin Netanyahu... Piers Morgan was EXTREMELY RUDE and continually interrupted his guest! Unlike Piers, Mr. Netanyahu was gracious and polite. Very disappointed in the lack of maturity, respect, and general interviewing abilities of Mr Morgan on this program!! A definite negative to the high standards CNN should represent!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Farah

    I want to tell Netanyaho that Palestine is not the land of Egyptians and Jordanians, that's why they made peace with Israel.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Ronald

    Perhaps Piers Morgan can explain why he constantly and rudely interrupted his guest.

    I suspect Piers was just not sufficiently prepared or knowledgeable on the Israeli/Palestine issues to delve deeper in any one area or issue.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ronald

      Atleast Piers asked the question which the American audience by majority wanted to hear responses.

      March 18, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  77. HANK

    The interview was BRILLIANT. He asked the hard questions most journalist are too scared to ask because of his commitment to the truth (even if it is our special friend). If Piers seems to have interupted Netanyahu, it is only because Netanyahu went off on intentionally elusive tangents and Piers did not want to waste any more time. I think Piers may be redefining the CNN brand by setting the standard for no-nonsense.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • connie

      I agree with Hank. This was a brilliant no-nonsense interview. Piers showed great skill in keeping Netanyahu from wandering all over the place with his usual propaganda, smoke and mirrors.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Hy R.

    PM Natanyahu's last remarks, "If I live up to your expectations, I hope you will ask me back for another interview". Con-sider yourself told off, Piers. You .have lost the respect of alot of viewers. Nuff said

    March 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jay W

      Excellent conclusion! Spot on.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • darby lane

      told off?? you wish bibi was humbled,embarrassed, and forced to answer a siily question nervously as piers looked at him like a child lol

      March 18, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Paul Hicks

    Dear Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu,

    I just finished watching the interview between you and Mr. Piers Morgan of CNN and was very impressed with what you had to say and your demeanor. You come across as an honest person, with a quiet dignity, who has the ability to communicate your ideas that the lay person–such as myself–can understand.

    I want to also say that Mr. Morgan was very impressive, too. I did not think that anyone could top Larry King's interviewing skills, but Mr. Morgan did just that.

    I believe Pierce Morgan asked you some very blunt and pertinent questions about you taking the initiative regarding bringing peace to the Middle East and being the Israeli Prime Minister who achieved what has to date been impossible. You are a very intelligent, scholarly man who has that ability.

    I wish you well, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and hope that you go down in history as the Prime Minister of Israel who achieves what no one has been able. I believe that you have that ability and that you deserve to be that person.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jay W

      Dear Paul Hicks: Donepezil: Swallow the 23-milligram tablets whole. Do not split, crush, or chew these tablets. Doing so can increase the risk of side effects.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Alan S

        Jay sounds like you are an inbreaded Neo Nazi lover. Tell you what how would you like it if the Jews or some other people formed a party to exterminate your entire family for just being who you are? How would you like it if your entire family and ancestors were always being accused of everything wrong that is happening in the world. You talk out your Butt and maybe we should kill you and your family and cousins. Then you will see the truth. Plus if you are of German Neo Nazi decent look your perfect party the Nazi party failed 2 times to conquer the world, They always lost, want to make 3 times a loser. They should have been exterminated, plus your kind just take up room here on this planet, why don't you stick yourself in an oven and kill yourself. maybe then it will wake up your kind. Fact is there never was a country called Palestine, that was just a British colony back then, where was their capital, what was their form of government and what was their form of currency? You can't answer that because there is no answer. Look just shut your mouth before someone else shuts it for you. You have to be related to that loser Adolph Hitler, and amazing how dumb your kind is, following a paper hanger. You sure to talk the talk, well now it is time to pay the piper. Long live Israel. If you have a beef with that then do your homework, oh I forgot you don't know what research is or else you would not make the comments you have posted. You are without a doubt just as stupid as Bush Jr is.

        March 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Hope

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may those who love Her prosper.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Colleenh34

    Thought the prime minister was great, piers why don't you go back and watch the interview and count how many times you interrupted! Your rude and disrespectful it was a shame you ruined the interview

    March 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Lady in Latin America

    Morgan...I wrongly assumed you were somewhat intelligent and a gentleman! You consistently interrupted the PM with questions and comments that had no substance. I had higher expectations of CNN's human resources' abilities because you lack the courtesy and knowledge required to perform any interview! I am an American Jew living in Latin America who just spent the evening in disappointment that you wasted an incredible opportunity interviewing such a pillar in Middle Eastern history! With all respect...go back to school...make the time to take a course in etiquette while you are there! Adios!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Robin

    You are a total fool. Visit Israel and you will see a thriving highly technologically advanced, peaceful society. Go to most Arab countries and you will see wasteland. Israel is a remarkable place which has thrived in the midst of hatred and antisemitism. from desert and swamps grew a miracle example of what innovation, brains and hard work can create. If only the so called "Palestinians" would stop whining and build their country like the Israeli people did, they would actually have a promising future.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Disappointed

    Very poor performance by Piers Morgan. As someone who has been critical of both Israeli and Palestinian actions in the Middle East, I found Piers in this interview to be simplistic, arrogant, uninformed, and above all, extremely rude and disrespectful to Prime Minister Netanyahu. Piers is clearly not up to the job of interviewing heads of state, much less presenting them with the solution to peace in the Middle East. Piers’ interview tonight was beyond absurd and knocked CNN down a very big notch. I am disappointed because I really did expect something better. I won’t waste my time watching his show again.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Robin

    Piers Morgan is a horrible interviewer and is hard to watch. I hope CNN replaces him soon with someone who is neutral, and who is not so smug and rude. Benjamin Netanyahu was well spoken, articulate and respectful. Piers is one small example of the hurdles the Israelis must jump over to live in peace on their own land. Piers should be outraged by those criminals who killed the family. Instead Piers tried to blame the Israeli's for building apartments on their own territory.Piers confused the issue, by not understanding that the Jews have their own area in the west bank; and that is where the started adding apartments. After all the people need housing, schools and stores in their community.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Disappointed in CNN

      I was thinking the same thing, Robin. I've never seen anyone on CNN that is so rude & inconsiderate & frankly, I expected more of CNN. I,too, hope that CNN boots him out the door. He's the worst I've seen on CNN & doesn't give his guests a chance to speak completely before he's shutting them down and flipping facts around. Boo CNN for picking such a rude & inconsiderate jerk! He's a slap in the face for CNN viewers.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Love you Piers

    It is interesting to see all those who are bashing Piers upfront fantastic interview. How dare any one question "The Chosen People" who suffered so much at the hands of Hitler who was a European part Jewish not a ragamuffin Middle Eastern Muslim!
    Now lets wage war with Iran to keep the West occupied as long as we keep sending our tax dollars to an occupied land.

    NOT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS

    March 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Disappointed

      Some of us consider it very important to present hard questions to heads of state, on all sides of the conflict. It’s also important that interviews be conducted in a professional manner. In this interview, Piers did not come across as a seasoned political correspondent.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  87. simon

    BENYAMIN NETANYAHU WITH PIERS MORGAN IN CNN

    March 18, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  88. Jennifer

    Piers Morgan is the absolute worst as an interviewer. This has been the case since day one when he started with Oprah Winfrey. I truly hope CNN did not offer this man a long term contract. The complaints made here tonight regarding his style (or lack thereof) have been ongoing since he began. Considering his background is in tabloid journalism (of which he was fired) I was surprised when CNN offered him the job. Obviously no one monitors these boards or surely this would have been addressed to Piers by now. We watch to hear what the interviewee has to say. I personally could not possibly care what Piers' opinion is on anything.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Christy

    Can Piers Morgan ever let a guest he is interviewing finish a sentence? This has happened with almost every guest he interviews. I understand wanting to get your questions answered but I thought CNN would have higher standards than this. I'f PM's mother didn't teach him basic rules of respect then maybe he could take etiquette lessons from AC!

    March 18, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Seattleguy

      @ Christy- Amen! Someone has to teach Piers to listen and not interrupt...

      March 18, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nihal

      I agree, it is very annoying and very unfair to the guests. It makes me cringe when he does it.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Seattleguy

    Piers, now I see why your ratings are plummeting on CNN. You are way out of touch. Your interview with Netanyahu was really one-sided. Hello, Piers, he is in a tiny nation surrounded by hate-mongers. He is trying to run a small democracy and keep his people alive. The Jewish people didn't create Israel, the Allies did after WW2. Why are you so anti-Israel?

    March 18, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • San Diego Steve

      Give the land back is the only thing that will bring peace.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  91. San Diego Steve

    Wow, I have much more respect for Mr. Morgan. Incredible interview tonight. It was perfect. There has got to be peace in Israel and both sides need to get off their ass and work harder. Great interview Piers. Will be watching more of you. Thank you.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Meshell

    Piers Morgan!! Please let your guests speak! I was really interested in this interview but couldn't watch it because you never let anyone speak without interruption!! It is so very frustrating.. I am not interested in what you have to say!! Let your guests speak, that is the only reason we are watching.. Had to change the channel.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Howard

    Morgan is a terrible interviewer, he interrupts and is rude regardless of who he interviews. A poor CNN choice.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Meshell

    Nihal, you are an ignorant human being.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nihal

      Name calling is what you people do best, Whatever.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Deb

    I CANNOT BELIEVE this interview. Peirs is arrogant and instead of having a conversation he is ATTACKING Netenyahoo with his comments.
    I AM APPALLED at this so called "interview " . I have watched some of the other shows by Peirs and was looking forward to seeing him give a great interview INSTEAD OF THIS SCATHING ATTACK , I will not watch him any more.
    NETANYAHOO shows great restraint in holding his temper and tongue.

    Cudos to him. If i didn't like him before, he has shown himself to be one of the GREAT statesman of our lifetime, and Morgan is an absolute idiot.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Seattleguy

    Piers, I am so disappointed in your interview. Try to think about both sides. Think about what Larry would have done. Better yet, watch 10 of Larry's old interviews and digest them. If you feel like you can't see both sides of an issue, don't conduct the interview. Read all of the comments. To at least 50% of your audience you came across as a very one-sided, opinionated interviewer.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  97. shelley austin

    Mr. Morgan, I am very disappointed in your interviewing tactics. Your inflammatory remarks to Mr. Netanyahu,immediately followed by commercial breaks before he had a chance to answer were bush league, as well as the annoying habit you have of raising your voice and interrupting your guest in the middle of his statements! Geez, you were so patronizing to Charlie Sheen and acting like a star-struck school girl during THAT interview. I don't think that you have the professionalism or neutrality to conduct an interview with an important politican the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu. I do not intend to watch your show again any time soon!

    March 18, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. BT

    I was waiting for this interview for the whole week and I was so disappointed by Pier's lack of interview skills. Pier kept on interrupting Natanyhu. It was so irritating and at times I felt Pier is acting as a bully. At the same time I appreciated Natenyahu's patience and responses. I missed Larry king, this interview would have been one of best interviews.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Victoria Nordentoft

    I think the SUBTLETY of Prime Minister Netanyahu's move to build 500 apartments in answer to the viscious slaughter of an Israeli family is lost on you. As an American, I share the knee-jerk reaction to retaliate. But, I repsect and admire the pro-active building on Israel's ancestral homeland. Prime Minister Netanyahu has landed a blow without throwing a punch. He is a man of peace and strength. We could all take a lesson. Furthermore, Piers, a little more respect to Heads of State. You behaved rudely by constantly interrupting. You should publicly apologize for your poor behavior.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  100. PIERS GROWS A PAIR!!!

    Breaking News! This just in: Piers Morgan grew a pair! Your interview with Netanyahu was surprisingly tough! You really took it to him. I saw you trying to get him to admit he has nikes. Dude was squirming. I also liked when you pushed him into A) Admitting his preference for the US to do his dirty work and B) placating his napoleon complex in a manner that pushed him to be "the big man" he is, and make the first step towards peace with Palestine. I laughed out loud! Great job! Like bleeping Frost-Nixon, piercing, high-quality, truth-seeking! It really did shock me. I was expecting some serious boot-licking, with you jabbering on about Lindsay Lohan or something... That was certainly not the case! You took it to him, kept him dancing. There's hope for you yet, Piers! It's a shame this forum has been hijacked by a bunch of astroturfing lobbyists, spouting a bunch of bleeding heart sympathy for none but themselves... Again, Piers, Great Journalism!

    March 18, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  101. the f0rce

    Arab Muslim came in to conquer the jewish land from the Roman Byzantine during the 7th century and just because they allowed jewish community back doesn't they (the muslim) are no better since jews and christian have to live under their thumb and as second class citizen and as long as jews does not challenge muslim supremacy. So after 1200 years Muslim occupation and with rise of zionism which call for the return of jewish people to their homeland due persecution in Europe as well as the middle east in 19th cnetury, these so-called muslim continue to claimed the jewish land which doesn't belong to them in the first place.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Pat

    I would like to have heard what Netanyahu had to say but Piers continually interupted. If he had allowed a complete answer, he might not have had to ask the same questions over and over. Piers seemed more concerned with creating his image as a hard-hitting journalist instead of showing the ability to elicit thoughtful and revealing answers from the interviewee.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Dani K.

    Piers, it is possible to ask probing, piercing, penetrating questions and still be objective, respectful, and professional. By cadence and tone your questions made your own political beliefs transparent and a constant interrupting and "cutting off" of the Prime Minister, hard to watch. In part your questions seemed to lack historical perspective or
    a measured approach. You may wish to look at the Barbara Walter's interviews with Sadat and Castro, astonishing in their depth yet unfailingly respectful.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  104. MU

    Piers Morgan, I understand you are a capable and well respected journalist. You are good at what you do, and exhibits a great amount of passion. This is wonderful. Please remember you are conducting an interview NOT an interrogation. It is better if you allow your "guest" to finish his statement before you ask another question, or make your own statement.

    I am not taking a political position, but I would say Prime Minister Netanyahu has addressed your statements well. I say statements because many sentences you said were based on your own opinion and said with a "position" of authority. Interviews are conducted to ask and answer questions, to find out the truth to questions/issues. Interviews are not to confirm or disconfirm one's own beliefs/opinions. Also, one can only have authority when one has extensive knowledge and/or experience in that issue/area.

    I believe that one can get true answers, can get others to truthfully answer or reveal their intentions while speaking to them respectfully.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  105. the f0rce

    @ Nihal

    Just because the so-called Palestinian and the muslim world said so – you call that a fact? Gee. Let me ask you this question when did arab muslim conquer that land you people call palestine? lol

    March 18, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nihal

      Hey if it makes you feel better to rattle on about your historical facts then have at it. 🙂

      March 18, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • the f0rce

        The only thing I feel is sorry for you people (majority of muslims) since you people whine and blame others for your problem.

        March 18, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • the f0rce

      @Nihal

      There's nothing for to feel bad or better about. It shows you that you can't answer the question and you babble with idiocy. Sure anyone can make comment that they don't to see the destruction of Israel like Hamas do. Is not your words that count. Is your intention.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  106. AJ

    Pier, Hats off to you! Thank you for a great show and asking some basic questions to the prime minister that so many in the media are afraid to ask. Its really ironic to see all those bashing you here simply because you DID your job as a journalist. If you dont ask the tough questions then who will ?
    Here are some other questions I wish you had asked ?
    Why are we supporting Isreal with out tax dollars when it has broken more UN resolutions then any country in the world!
    If Isreal is the only democracy in the middle east (like it claims) then how come it openly supports Apartheid, continues illegal settlement building, subjugates and entire society to humiliation and degradation and has been accused of crimes against humanity.
    The real question to ask is why hasnt the United Nations recommended Bibi Natenyahu, Shimon Perez to the war crimes tribunal at Hague for inquiry.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  107. the f0rce

    @ Nihal

    just because the so-called arab palestinian and muslim world said so – thats the so-called palestinian facts base on their perspective. Let me ask you something ; when did arab muslim conquer the land you people call Palestine?

    March 18, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  108. Peacelover

    netanyahu is the only leader in the middle east that doesnt have that nasty blood quenching look on him. DOES NOT. he speaks civilly and you dont want to run for your life when you see him. just look at those other M.E. creatures that call themselves leaders, they just want to take over the whole world. ew they are so gross inside and out.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. Paul

    Nihal, thanks for the calm reply.

    Look, everybody has to get over all of the historical injustices. I never expected Northern Ireland and its IRA to more or less achieve peace. There were, and still are, injustices on BOTH side. Today, at least, the slaughter of over. Now there is a lesson we can all learn. All sides. Get over it.

    The World is ashamed of you, and fed up.

    March 18, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Natkins

    The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Great I AM gave that land to the Israelites. It is theirs and HE will restore it all in the END.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. IKHAN

    If our mainstream media had the courage , they would put distinguished Jewish public intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, Uri Avnery, MJ Rosenberg on talk shows to expose the apartheid racist regime in Israel. Or respected courageous Jews from Jewish Voice for Peace, JStreet and Rabbis of North America for Peace who stand on the side of truth & justice would be allowed to have their say. But unfortunately we Americans are shielded from the truth by design and only propaganda from Israeli state machinery and their supporters is allowed to reach us.

    Illegal & immoral settlements are continuing despite an out cry from the international community and our own political leadership, amid reported genocide. But of course we also make sure that the norms of internationally accepted behaviour and laws do not apply to the regime in Israel. And they are allowed to get away with state terrorism.
    Peace in the Middle East would remain illusive unless we change our stinted unconditional suuport of their policies.
    Ask peace loving morally upstanding Jews in Israel and they would tell you that both Israeli & US policies work against the interest of both Americans & Jews. Ask patriotic Jews of Gush Shalom and others in Israel.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Ghulam Muhammed

    Bibi says: for 30 years Mubarak's Egypt gave Israel peace. Can he say the same thing about Israel itself, which for 63 years has ever given a moment's peace to either Palestinians or the Arab/Muslim world. Does he for a moment look internally and plan to live in real peace with its neighbors, relinquishing its ever ambitious plans to extend territories, subjugate people and put them under siege, rob their natural resources like water, attack their livelihood as human beings - all in the name of self-serving security, that Israel can never have given its one-sided view on peace and security.

    March 19, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Ghulam Muhammed

    "You kill, we'll build". What kind of security Netanyahu provide to these settlers in Occupied Palestine, except through the fear of reprisals. That fear of reprisal does bring a stalemate, but that is not peace. A community cannot live for generations in such cloud of uncertainties brought about the legitimacy their existence in occupied land. Israel is being cruel to its own people by pushing them into such violence prone zone, with untenable assurances of security guarantees. This is not bravado; it is cowardice of not facing the truth.

    March 19, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Robin

    I have an idea. No one watch Piers Morgan. Boycott his show and maybe CNN will get the message that we expect credible journalism on CNN and not one sided, arrogance.

    March 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Yes Piers Morgan!! You are correct!! Palestinians are very peaceful people!!!

    March 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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