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.
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