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Jordan / Hussein and West Bank Palestinians #117250

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 01, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Jordan's King Hussein that he would secede authority over Palestinians in West Bank reviewed. Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Analyses of Hussein's position on Palestinians featured; details given of Hussein's recent action re: Palestinians; scenes shown from Hussein's speech on Jordanian TV. Concern of Palestinians about their economy relationship to Jordan noted. [BirZeit Univ. prof. Mousa BUDERI - says people are pleased with Hussein's declaration.] Reaction of Israeli moderates and right-wing to statement explained. Israel's jailing of Palestinian activist Faisal Husseini, who has ties to PLO, noted. [Israeli cabinet minister Moshe SHAHAL - says Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza can't manage alone.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Impact of Hussein's position on United States peace plans for region detailed. Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Assessment by State Department of Hussein's speech reported [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says Department won't jump to any conclusions on implications.] Hussein's central role in Secretary of State George Shultz's Middle East peace plan detailed. [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - says any negotiation on West Bank will have to deal with Palestinians speaking on own behalf with Jordan in secondary role.] United States view on Jordan's important to peace in region reiterated.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Reynolds, Dean
Duration:
00:04:20

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