ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 06, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Israeli soldiers reported killing two more Palestinians in West Bank; United Nations casualty statistics for region given. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Mtg. of Israeli cabinet to discuss United States peace plans for region reported; details given, scenes shown. Opposition by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir to concessions noted. Request by Secretary of State George Shultz that Shamir respond to plan by next month reported [Labor minister Moshe KATSAV - says cabinet will probably reject Shultz plan.] Setting of stage for early elecs. in Israel noted. [Energy minister Moshe SHAHAL - explains.] Shamir's hopes that Israeli voters will also oppose Shultz plan noted. Scenes shown of unrest in West Bank and Gaza Strip; issue of press restrictions noted.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Letter from 30 Senators to Shultz expressing dismay at Shamir's rejection of "land for peace" concept of Shultz plan reported; details given. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says Shamir should listen to Shimon Peres about pursuing peace process.] [B'nai B'rith International president Seymour REICH - calls letter premature.] Possible impact of pressure on Shamir detailed. [American Univ. professor Amos PERLMUTTER - predicts Shamir's actions.] Admin. hope that letter will change Shamir's point of view reported
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