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Middle East / Peace Conference / A Bitter Day #132096

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Madrid: John McWethy) Bitter exchanges between Israelis and Arabs at the Middle East peace conference in Madrid featured. [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - attacks Syria as home for terrorism.] Personal counterattack on Shamir by Syrian foreign minister Farouk al- Sharaa detailed. [Holding up wanted poster of Shamir as a young man, SHARAA - (thru translator) says Shamir was a terrorist who killed peace mediators.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - responds to disagreement over site of bilateral negotiations.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Madrid: Dean Reynolds) Question of whether the delegates would stay in Madrid for a round of direct talks addressed; scenes shown from conference. [Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU, Jordanian foreign minister Kamel ABU JABER - debate the site issue.] Positions of Israel and Syria on keeping the talks alive reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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