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Why is Netanyahu such a polarizing figure? "60 Minutes" viewers weigh in

Sunday’s interview with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted some polarized reactions on social media.  

Netanyahu brilliant on @60Minutes. A lesson to be learned: stop building terror tunnels and Israel will be your partner in peace.

— Dan Bank (@danbank) December 12, 2016

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@60Minutes Netanyahu double talks while 6 million Palestinians are denied basic human rights in Israel, West Bank occupation and Gaza siege.

— Dean Hamden (@Dochamden12) December 12, 2016

Several social media users had clashing comments on Lesley Stahl’s questioning. 

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@60Minutes @netanyahu Great job of Netanyahu standing up while being very polite to Leslie Stahl who was extremely condescending and rude!

— Deena (@dgdocter12) December 12, 2016

So now #LeslieStahl will be criticized for being a journalist and asking #Netanyahu real questions, smh. @60Minutes #GoodforyouLeslie https://t.co/R1XIUuGCAI

— Deborah D. Jenkins (@DvineExpression) December 12, 2016

Thought 60 Minutes piece on @netanyahu and Israel was fair and well done. @LesleyRStahl asked tough questions. #HotTake https://t.co/41kKOPLBo3

— Alex M. Silverman🏒 (@AlexMSilverman) December 12, 2016

A senior columnist of Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, called out the prime minister for seemingly backtracking on his assertion at the U.N. in 2012 that the Iranians were racing to producing a nuclear bomb in an attempt to lobby the U.S. to draw a red line on Iran.    

Netanyahu tells 60 Minutes Iran wasn’t rushing to a bomb before nuclear deal. Raise your hand if that’s your memory of what he said then

— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) December 11, 2016

Viewers did not shy away from producing the photographic evidence. 

Netanyahu admits on #60minutes, Never thought Iran would rush to create a Nuke, Weird didn’t stop him from repeating the lie, over and over pic.twitter.com/eRWXKwUIVq

— Omy (@bassomar_omy) December 12, 2016

Other people posted in the pursuit of balance. One tweeter wanted to hear more about the movement on American campuses to boycott, divest and place sanctions on Israel. 

When is @60Minutes going to interview leaders of the #BDS movement?

— Deppen Webber (@deppenwebber) December 12, 2016

One viewer suggested that the Israeli prime minister could learn from another of Sunday’s stories, on how an ad campaign helped end Colombia’s 52-year civil war

@60Minutes the subject of your first segment (Benjamin Netanyahu) should take a lesson from your second segment

— Linc (@ListeningNOW11) December 12, 2016

One thing is inarguable: Lesley Stahl’s fierce sense of style.  

Loving the shades @60Minutes pic.twitter.com/VXlQlBJWh3

— ehengel (@ehengel) December 12, 2016

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