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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bethlehem, Israel: Bob Simon) Palestinian revolt in West Bank, Israel, reported causing no new injuries; details given, scenes shown. Scenes shown of Manger Square in Bethlehem, Israel. [Regional commander General Amram MITZNA - tells how many arrests made.] Christmas mass shown being celebrated in Bajalla, Israel. [MAN -finds Christmas sad now.] Palestinian and Israeli differences discussed. [MAN - says all are same.] [Bethlehem mayor Elias FREIJ - comments on situation.] Scenes shown of church built on site of Christ's birthplace.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Reagan administration's criticism of Israel's handling of Palestinian revolt reported challenged by American-Jewish groups. [Conf. of Major Jewish Orgs. Morris ABRAM - comments on protests' violence.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - conts. to address problem.] Complexity of situation noted. Arab leaders meeting mentioned triggering desperate revolt. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says violenceworsened by world leaders' unconcern.] Occupation's history reviewed. [Mideast analyst Robert SATLOFF - comments on land and its people.] Egypt's stance on problem noted. Jordan's King Hussein mentioned. [SATLOFF - comments on deadlock.] Hussein's actions discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) King Hussein quoted.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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