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Israel / Violence In Jerusalem / United Nations Resolution, US Relations #125288

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Dean Reynolds) Israel's response to United Nations resolution condemning last week's violence in Jerusalem featured; scenes shown from October 8 clash between Israeli police and Palestinians; details given of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's decision to ignore UN delegation. [Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - says Israel sees it as a gross infringement on its sovereignty.] Unveiling of plan by housing minister Ariel Sharon to build neighborhoods for Soviet immigrants in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem in violation of housing loan guarantee with United States detailed. [Labor Party leader Shimon PERES - questions the government's policy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) United States noted pressuring Israel to comply with United Nations resolution. [President BUSH - says United Nations resolution is the right step.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - expresses disappointment that Israel has not cooperated.] Tough letter from Secretary of State James Baker to foreign minister David Levy in which Baker likened Israel's rejection of United Nations to that of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's rejection of United Nations quoted. Impact of Bush's reaching out to Arab world in Persian Gulf crisis on US-Israeli relations noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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