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
@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.[embedded content]
— Deena (@dgdocter12) December 12, 2016
— Deborah D. Jenkins (@DvineExpression) December 12, 2016
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.