CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 20, 1983
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(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat reported trying to forestall organization's complete rejection of President Reagan's Mideast peace plan; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Algiers, Algeria) Disunity among PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) delegates over organization's future course examined. [ARAFAT - notes importance of conf.] [George HABASH - doesn't believe Reagan's plan is sufficient.] Failure of Reagan plan to acknowledge Palestinian homeland and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) as its sole representative noted. [Prof. Herbert KELLMAN - thinks Reagan plan doesn't accept reality of Palestinian nationalism.] PLO noted blaming lack of United States security for massacre in Beirut refugee camps; films shown. [ARAFAT - wants statement of United States initiative.] Rejection of King Hussein's role as liaison to prevent United States from having to recognize PLO mentioned.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey
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