ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush reported asking Congress to put off dealing with request from Israel for new financial help in the form of loan guarantees.
(State Department: John McWethy) Bush, Israeli aid and the Middle East peace conference featured; details given of Bush's hopes to placate Arabs, who are furious about Israel's continued building of settlements on occupied land, so that the peace conference can go on. [BUSH - says this is not the time for a debate.] Reaction of Israel's supporters in Congress noted. [Representative Mel LEVINE - says United States cannot break its word.] Secretary of State James Baker noted headed for the region to nail down plans for the peace conference.
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