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Middle East / U.N. / Palestinian State / Netanyahu Interview #1003442

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) An ovation at the U.N. when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made his request for a Palestinian state reported; scenes shown.

(Ramallah, West Bank: Alex Marquardt) The celebration in Ramallah by Palestinians in response to the speech by Abbas examined; scenes shown of the cheering crowds.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Palestinians to meet with him about the statehood issue noted.

(Studio: David Muir) An ABC interview with Netanyahu presented. [NETANYAHU - says there is no reason why we should not meet; states peace with two states will require the Palestinians recognizing the Jewish state; criticizes the Palestinian position; comments on what Texas Governor Rick Perry said about President Obama's Middle East policy; calls Obama a friend of Israel.] The US opposition to the statehood move discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Marquardt, Alex;
Muir, David

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