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Middle East / Palestinian Conference #112878

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Algiers, Algeria: Barrie Dunsmore) Decisions by Palestine National Council (PNC) at Algiers conference featured; details given of decisions to formally declare independent Palestinian state based on 1947 United Nations resolution that divided Palestine between Jews and Arabs, to negotiate borders with Israel and to call for international peace conference [Palestinian-American professor Edward SAID - says there should be two states living in coexistence.] Pol. positions of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) hard-liners like George Habash and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat noted. [SAID - discusses message to US.] Palestinian strategy and Israel's current position contrasted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response from President Reagan and State Department to PLO explained. Rejection of plan by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir noted.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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