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Middle East / Palestinian Conference / Israel / United States Reaction #318895

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(Algiers, Algeria: Tom Fenton) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported declaring independent Palestinian state; details given, scenes shown. [PLO chairperson Yasir ARAFAT - comments on right to statehood.] [Palestinian journalist Ghassan BISHAR - comments.] Arafat shown presiding over ceremonies in Algiers. Israel noted refusing to speak to PLO. Declaration noted intended to encourage Palestinians in Israel.

(W. Bank, Israel: Bob Simon) Palestinian reaction to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) declaration featured; details given, scenes shown. [Birzeit Univ. spokesperson Sari NUSSEIBAH - comments.] Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir shown at memorial service for architect of Israeli indep., David Ben-Gurion; Shamir quoted. [For. min. Shimon PERES - comments on situation.] [W. Bank Data Project spokesperson Meron BENVENISTI - says Israelis have to face reality.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reagan administration's reaction to PLO's declaration of Israeli's right to statehood featured. [President REAGAN and Vice President George BUSH - comment on situation.] United Nations security cncl.'s resolution with regard to Israel discussed. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - comments on Yasir Arafat's declaration.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Wyatt Andrews) Impt. of PLO's recognition of Israel and United States stance on issue discussed.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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