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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012
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(Studio: Suzanne Malveaux; Gaza: Frederik Pleitgen) The reaction to an air strike in Gaza shown.

(Gaza City: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Israeli Ambassador to US Michael Oren about the Hamas-Israel conflict. [OREN - sums up the peace talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton there, the need for the end of Hamas rockets into Israel and for a new situation in Gaza; outlines the solution: accept Israel's existence with Hamas regarded as a terrorist organization; states Hamas has taken a tremendous blow from Israel and the possibility of a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.]

(Gaza City: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter, Stanford University professor Fouad Ajami and CNN's Jill Dougherty about the Middle East. [SLAUGHTER - says Israel cannot just dismiss Hamas, that there has to be negotiations with Hamas as part of the solution; suggests President Obama has been stymied re: the Middle East and that Hamas and Fatah have to be represented in talks.] [AJAMI - doubts the prospects for negotiations; says the US has not addressed the Israel-Palestinian problem and President Obama does not have an obsession with the Middle East.] [DOUGHERTY - comments on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's talks with Egypt and how Obama is now involved by sending his Secretary of State.]

Malveaux, Suzanne;
Pleitgen, Frederik;
Cooper, Anderson

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