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Middle East / Indep. Palestinian State / Israel #112967

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) USSR reported stating it would recognize independent Palestinian state, but would not extend diplomacy relations to it because of its efforts to improve relations with Israel. Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israel reported continuing efforts to control Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories and launch diplomatic counteroffensive to block PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) abroad. [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says there is misunderstanding.] [European community ambassador Gwinn MORGAN - says Israel said there was nothing positive in Palestinian statement] Reasons for condemnation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) action by political rivals, Peres and Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir, detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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