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Middle East / Peace Conference / Day Three #335781

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1991
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(Madrid: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Madrid: Bob Simon) The tone of the third day of the Middle East peace conference in Madrid featured; scenes shown. [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - attacks Syrian regime.] Personal counterattack on Shamir by Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Sharaa detailed. [Holding up wanted poster of Shamir as a young man, SHARAA - (thru translator) says Shamir was a terrorist.] Debate over where the next phase of the talks will be held noted. [Israeli deputy foreign minister Benjamin NETANYAHU, Palestinian leader Hanan ASHRAWI - debate the site issue.] The disagreement between the various Arab groups outlined. [Secretary of State James BAKER - criticizes the delegates.] Need for United States to dictate a compromise on this symbolic issue to keep the talks going noted.

(Madrid: Dan Rather) Discussion held with two men on the fringes of the talks, an Israeli Harry Wall and a Palestinian Daoud Kuttab; scenes shown from park in Madrid. [KUTTAB, WALL - express their people's fears of each other.]

(Madrid: Dan Rather) Analysis of the conference given by Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami. [AJAMI - talks about the role for President Bush and Baker in trying to impose a Pax Americana in the Middle East; outlines the role of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in the region.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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