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Israel / Government Coalition / Palestinians #113022

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Efforts by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's Likud party to establish working majority in parliament noted. Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israeli pols. featured; details given, scenes shown of walkout at opening of parliament session over Palestinian issue. Demonstration against Shamir's political concessions to conservative religion partiesshown. [WOMAN - comments on government] Opposition from American Jews to Orthodox demand that conversions to Judaism can only come from Orthodox rabbis examined. [Who's a Jew Committee spokesperson Shoshana CARDIN - says this demand would disrupt unity of Jewish people.] [United Jewish Appeal Martin STEIN - opposes demand.] Alternative coalition options open to Shamir noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Israel's response to Egypt's recognition of new independent Palestinian state reported; scenes shown of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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