ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 13, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported headed for US to discuss Secretary of State George Shultz's plan for peace in Israeli- occupied territories. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Shamir's flexibility prior to his flight to United States reported [SHAMIR - says there is need for concessions if you want to live in peace with neighbors.] Shamir's previous criticism of Shultz plan recalled; scenes shown of right-wing Israeli protest in Tel Aviv and of unrest in Bethlehem between Palestinian and Israeli forces. Resignation of more Palestinian policemen reported [Palestinian policeman Fadel NAJAJRA - says people want this step.] Fire-bombed Jewish bus shown near Ramallah. [W. Bank settler Pinchas WALLERSTEIN - wonders what would have happened if children were on business]
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Demonstration by Arab-Americans in Washington, DC reported; scenes shown. Newspaper advertisement taken out by major Jewish organization in support of Shultz plan shown; [Conf. of Presidents of Major Jewish Orgs. spokesperson Morris ABRAM - says ultimate solution must come from face-to-face negotiations.] Teach-in by supporters of Israeli peace movement reported; scenes shown. [Friends of Peace Now director Mark ROSENBLUM - calls for policy of building bridges.] Pressure on Shamir from Senator noted; Senator letter to Shultz criticizing Shamir's position recalled. [SHULTZ - talks about peace plan.] Shultz-Shamir talks previewed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Shamir's scheduled talks with President Reagan announced.