CBS Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1990
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(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Bob Faw) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported requesting that United Nations Security Council send peacekeeping forces to Israeli-occupied territories; details given of United States and Israel responses; scenes shown of Arafat at Geneva, Switzerland, meeting. [ARAFAT - (thru translator) says Israel is waging war of extermination.] Scenes shown of hunger- striking Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Israel, listening to Arafat on the radio. [Arab journalists association Radwan Abu AYASH - addresses crowd regarding Arafat's speech.] [Israel deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - denounces Arafat's comments.] [Government spokesman Avi PAZNER - comments on Israel being blamed for recent Palestinian massacre.] Details given of obstacles to peace including settlement program and light punishment for killers of Arabs versus tough punishment for sympathizers of Arabs. [Peace advocate Abie NATHAN - comments.]
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