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WATCH: Binyamin Netanyahu Deals With Tough Topics On 60 Minutes

In an at-times hostile interview with 60 Minutes, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dealt with a number of topics, including Donald Trump, the Iran Deal and his relationship with Barack Obama.

Some highlights:

  • PM Netanyahu answers the question about whether things were “personal” between him and Obama with “No, I don’t think so.” Sounds to me like confirmation things were.
  • His “no comment” about the question regarding our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
  • The interviewer’s questions about a “50-year” occupation and “settlements”, which completely ignore the reality that most opponents of Israel see the occupation as 68 years, and oppose Israel’s very existence (and Netanyahu’s correct answer to this)

9 thoughts on “WATCH: Binyamin Netanyahu Deals With Tough Topics On 60 Minutes”

  1. Well, it’s not the kissy-face interview Bibi would get from Bibiton rag Israel Hayom, but Lesley Stahl was completely fair in her treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The prime minister was given ample time to explain his positions on any number of issues and gave a large American audience in prime time a positive case for Israel. I can’t think of another foreign head of state afforded such an opportunity by one of the major American broadcast networks.

    1. fair?
      claiming that she knew what bdsholes want?
      the leader of the movement has been clear…when asked if bds would stop if the settlements went away, he said no
      so she is either an idiot, ignorant, a liar…or a filthy jew hating bitch
      when is she interviewing president for life abbas…that should be a doozy

      1. If you watch 60 Minutes on a regular basis, this is the type of interview you can expect. I don’t see the bias you do, Walt. I thought the way Leslie Stahl handled the interview with direct questions allowing ample time for Prime Minister Netanyahu to state his views was completely fair and met high journalistic standards. I haven’t heard Bibi complain and if he felt he was treated unfairly the public would hear about it.

        1. Bibi handled himself well and used the attempt at being steered towards a biased bash-up to his advantage, but it wasn’t for her lack of trying. That it did come out looking fair and balanced is to his credit, not the interviewer. Here are some examples of bias;
          Not acknowledging that Iran repeatedly and openly threatened Israel’s existence, therefore intentionally obfuscating the context of Bibi taking the unprecedented actions he took.
          Talking about Bibi serving the longest term as Israel’s prime minister ever, without saying “democratically elected term”, making it sound like a dictatorship, quite intentionally, and then intentionally making an equivalence between Bibi and Abbas. Saying “Netanyahu’s supporters on the right”, as if he doesn’t represent the Israeli people, whereas on Iran, there is fairly overwhelming support for Bibi’s position.
          Shamefully portraying the Palestinians as the victims, unfairly and terribly treated, without even mentioning the violence and terrorism, the payments to terrorists, the glorification. It would have taken one single second long image.
          The arrogant chiding of Israel having trade deals with China and Russia. Unfortunately for her, it sounds stupid to say that Bibi is making deals with America’s “adversaries” after discussing the Iran deal.
          I do agree with you that she gave Bibi ample time to explain his positions, and that actually made it better for him than a supportive, obsequious interview would have.
          Also, the US 60 Minutes anti-Israel bias pales compared to the bias of Australia’s 60 Minutes.

  2. Norman_In_New_York

    I didn’t feel offended by the interview. Bibi was well prepared for this and all the more credit to him. I know, why can’t “60 Minutes” interview Arab or Iranian leaders like this? News organizations feel that getting a story is more important than telling the truth.

  3. 60 Minutes has been anti-Israel since shortly after The Six Day war. Netanyahu I am certain knew what he was getting into.

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