ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat profiled; scenes shown. [ARAFAT - says Palestine and Israel both have right to exist.] Resulting dialog between United States and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted. Arafat's biography reviewed; historical film shown of Arafat and Palestinians. [Brookings Institution Judith KIPPER, "Washington Post" reporter David IGNATIUS - explain Arafat's survival and ability to deal with Palestinian factionalism.] Issue of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) link with terrorism mentioned. ["New York Times" reporter Judith MILLER, American Jew Rita HAUSER - talk about Arafat's operation.] Ups and downs of Arafat's political standing &events in Middle East compared; scenes shown. [ARAFAT - discusses his Arab group.] Efforts by various countries and terrorist Abu Nidal to eliminate Arafat reviewed. Linking of Arafat and Palestinians nationalism noted. [During United Nations speech, ARAFAT - denounces terrorism.]
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