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Middle East / Peace / Baker Trip / Israel #339368

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 22, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to agree to Israel's participation in a Middle East peace conference featured; scenes shown of him meeting with Secretary of State James Baker. [SHAMIR - says we would agree to direct negotiations.] Issue of who will represent the Palestinians at peace talks detailed. [Palestinian leader Hanan ASHRAWI - comments]. Shamir noted under fire from his party's right wing. [Knesset member Eliakim HA'ETZNI, Israeli housing minister Ariel SHARON - comment.] [BAKER - says this a moment of historic opportunity.] National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft said saying President Bush is expecting an answer from Israel by the time of next week's summit. The administration's tough line with the Israelis discussed.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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