ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issue of relations between Israel and Palestinians noted. Report introduced.
(Stockholm, Sweden: Don Kladstrup) Stmt. from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat that may clarify PLO's position on recognition of Israel's existence reported; details given of document reaffirming independent Palestinian state and recognition of Israel, scenes shown of Arafat in Stockholm. [ARAFAT - says Palestinian National Council (PNC) has accepted two states.] Presence of American Jews at conference noted. [International Center for Peace in the Middle East spokesperson Rita HAUSER - comments on recognition issue.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of Secretary of State George Shultz to Arafat's statement cited. Report introduced.
(Gaza Strip: Dean Reynolds) Reaction in Israel to Arafat's statement reported [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - calls it a public relations move; says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) must cease its existence.] [Ex-Israeli ambassador to United States Ephraim EVRON - says basic attitude toward Palestinians is same.]
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