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Middle East / Peace Conference / Baker Trip / Israel #137026

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1991
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(At a refueling stop in Shannon, Ireland: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's dealings with the Palestinians about their place in a Middle East peace conference featured; details given of acceptance by PLO leader Yasir Arafat of Baker's request that Palestinian Hanan Ashrawi be allowed to come to Jordan. [Bir Zeit University's ASHRAWI - comments.] Baker's plan that the Palestinians come to the peace conference as part of Jordan's delegation noted. [BAKER - comments.]

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Israel's reaction to Baker's peace conference moves featured. [Prime minister's office Yossi Ben AHARON - talks about issue of Israeli concessions.] Position of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir that he will not freeze Jewish settlements as requested by the United States noted. [At a settlement near Jerusalem, SHAMIR - (thru translator) reacts angrily to reporter's question.]

Koppel, Ted;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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