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Israel-US Relations / Aid / Bush / Lobby #136881

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Ann Compton) Angry reaction from President Bush towards Israel, which is seeking United States loan guarantees now, while he wants decision delayed until after a Middle East peace conference, featured. [At press conference, BUSH - says peace needs to be given a chance; threatens to use his veto powers.] Bush's concern that Israel will use aid to build settlements in the occupied territories noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Efforts by pro-Israel lobbyists to get Congress to pass the Israeli aid bill featured; scenes shown of huge group of lobbyists. [LOBBYIST, Senator Barbara MIKULSKI, Representative David OBEY - comment.] Congress noted favoring an accommodation between Bush and the Jewish lobby.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Reaction from Israel to Bush's statement featured. [Israeli journalist Hirsch GOODMAN - says it is economic blackmail.] [Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - says we need the money to help immigrants.]

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Wooten, Jim

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