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Middle East / Baker Peace Mission / Israeli Holiday #134599

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 12, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Cairo: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's failure to make progress on regional peace talks during his meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad featured; scenes shown from their meeting; details given of the different positions of Syria and Israel on a peace conference. Baker's upcoming talks with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and possibility of a smaller peace conference between Israel, Egypt and Jordan mentioned. [At Cairo, Egypt, meeting with Soviet foreign minister Aleksandr Bessmertnykh, BAKER - refers to yesterday's announcement from the Gulf Cooperation Council.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Mark Litke) Israel, the occupied territory issue and the hard-liners on a holiday featured; scenes shown of celebrations honoring unification of Jerusalem after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. [Temple Mount Loyalist Organization's Gershon SALOMON - says these are liberated territories.] Banning of Palestinians from Jerusalem on this holiday noted.

Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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