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Israel-US Relations / Shamir Visit #320247

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan and Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported meeting without progress at White House Shamir noted repeating refusal to meet at international conference Reagan quoted. Peace noted urgently needed in occupied territories of Israel. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Violent scenes shown from West Bank, Israel. Pattern of death, funerals, escalating militancy of mourners, resulting in more deaths discussed; details given, scenes shown. Jewish settlers noted being attacked while driving cars. Israeli troops shown patrolling area. Israeli strategy outlined; scenes shown. Measures noted failing to stop protests. Israeli officials reported announcing Secretary of State George Shultz returning to Israel to prepare for international conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Israeli official quoted with regard to USSR acquiescence to meeting, Arab ntns. not refusing to attend and pressure now being upon Shamir.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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