Politics & Government

In Sunday’s talk shows: Israel, U.S. immigration

Here’s a roundup of the highlights from Sunday morning’s top interviews:

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

McCain tells CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ how he’d fix the surge of immigrants coming from Central America.

“There has to be a halt to this … and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to the country of origin and their families,” the Arizona Republican said.

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas

“The president was not even aware that his border patrol was 40, 45 miles away back from the border at these checkpoints,” Perry told Fox News Sunday. “They need to be right on the river. They need to be there as a show of force, because that’s the message that gets sent back very quickly to Central America.”

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister

In an exclusive interview with NBC’s David Gregory in Vienna today, Zarif called for “an immediate end” to Israel’s air strikes on Gaza, declaring that “the United States and the rest of the members of the Security Council have a moral and legal responsibility to put an end to this.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

“The difference between us is that we’re using missile defense to protect our civilians and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles,” Netanyahu said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “Naturally, they’re responsible for all the civilian deaths that occur accidentally. We’re sorry for any accidental civilian deaths, but it’s the Hamas that bears complete responsibility for such civilian casualities.”