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Middle East / War and Peace / Clinton's Visit / Arafat Interview #150974

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1994
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(Gaza Strip: Peter Jennings) Concerns about the new violence in the Middle East and the prospects for peace introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's decision to include a stop in Syria during his Middle East trip featured. [CLINTON - talks about Syria, peace and the violent reactions from the enemies of peace.] Syrian President Hafez al-Assad mentioned.

(Gaza Strip: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(West Bank: Dean Reynolds) The bitter debate in Israel about peace amidst a time of Palestinian terror featured; scenes shown of funerals for the victims of the Tel Aviv bombing. [Israeli opposition leader Benjamin NETANYAHU - opposes peace with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat.] The likelihood of more terrorist attacks from Hamas noted.

(Gaza Strip: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Arafat, another regional leader with whom Clinton will meet. [ARAFAT - condemns the bombing; says the Israeli government, in effect, established Hamas; says Israel has been delaying the shift to Palestinian self-rule; suggests he will ask Clinton for financial aid; talks about the prospects for peace.] The pressure from Israel on Arafat to act against Hamas outlined.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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