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Middle East / Peace Agreement / Israel-PLO Recognition / Savir, Ashrawi Interviews #150284

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 09, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The staggering peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, which have recognized each other, introduced.

(Tunis: Jim Bittermann) The monumental agreement featured; letters from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat stating that the PLO recognizes Israel and from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin recognizing the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) as the representative of the Palestinian people outlined. [Norwegian mediator Johan Jorgen HOLST - calls it a historic breakthrough.] [PLO executive committee Yasir Abd RABBO - says the Palestinian people will support the pact.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Dean Reynolds) The Israeli side of the agreement examined; the history of Israel's view of the Palestinians and vice versa reviewed. [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says relations between Israel and the Arabs will undergo a revolution.] [Israeli opposition leader Benjamin NETANYAHU - questions Arafat's word.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interviews held with the director general of the Israeli foreign ministry Uri Savir and Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi reported. [ASHRAWI, SAVIR - react to the Israeli-PLO agreement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monday's signing of the pact at the White House reported.

Bittermann, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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