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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 15, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Tomorrow's summit in Egypt to stop the violence in the Middle East introduced.

(Sharm el-Sheikh: Sheila MacVicar) The summit goal of ending the violence in the Middle East examined; scenes shown of demonstrations in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday and today in Beirut, Lebanon. [Egyptian foreign minister Amr MOUSSA - says we are angry because Israel threatens stability in the region.] [UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN - cites the international impact of the crisis.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The impact of the violence of the last two weeks on peace in the region featured; scenes shown of President Clinton leaving church. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says we must reduce the violence.] [ABCNews analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - comments on the Palestinian situation.] [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud BARAK - blames Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat.] [Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb EREKAT0- responds.] [ALBRIGHT - says Arafat has the responsibility for controlling the violence.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The wounding of two Israeli soldiers on the border with Jordan and the kidnapping of an Israeli reserve soldier noted.

(Jerusalem: Hilary Brown) The demonstrations in the streets featured; scenes shown from the West Bank of stone-throwing Palestinians, shooting Israeli soldiers and the funeral for a slain Israeli soldier. [Palestinian PROFESSOR, Israeli WOMAN - cite the break in relations between the two sides; says there is no option to peace.]

Brown, Hilary;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Raddatz, Martha;
Simpson, Carole

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