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US-Israel Relations / Aid, Peace, Pressure #136955

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cairo: John McWethy) Debate between United States and Israel over loan guarantees and a regional peace conference featured; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. [SHAMIR - talks about the discussions.] United States conditions for the aid noted including halt of construction of settlements in Israeli-occupied territories.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Pressure on Congress from pro-Israeli lobbies for aid now featured; scenes shown. [At photograph opportunity, President BUSH - refuses questions about loan guarantees.] [Senator Brock ADAMS - backs Israeli position.] [American Jewish Congress Robert LIFTON, American Jewish Organizations director Malcolm HOENLEIN - comment on the US-Israeli confrontation on the aid issue.] Bush's threat to veto the loan guarantee if it passes in order to link issue to America's control of its foreign policy outlined.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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