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Middle East / Peace Conference / Palestinians / Jordan #340405

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 22, 1991
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(Studio: Bill Plante) Palestinian parliament in exile's meeting to determine whether Palestinians will attend the Middle East peace conference featured; scenes shown from Algiers, Algeria. PLO's lack of invitation to peace conference and its ability to veto it noted. [Washington Institute for Near East Policy Robert SATLOFF - says they don't know what the peace conference can offer.] Secretary of State James Baker's meeting last week giving Palestinians United States letter of assurance mentioned. PLO's demands of Israel and the United States noted. [Arab American Institute James ZOGBY - says to insure Palestinian participation the United States must be specific on the question of national rights.] [SATLOFF - says if Palestinians don't show up, the focus turns to Syrian-Israeli negotiations.]

(Baqaa refugee camp, Jordan: Allen Pizzey) Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan featured; scenes shown. [Refugee Muhamed TAHA - (thru translator) comments.] [Palestinian engineer Abdul-Rahman BITAR - says Americans are trying to divide the Palestinian people.] [Palestinian Sadi-Abdul HADI - says he doesn't trust the PLO.] Palestinian parliament in exile's meeting about peace conference mentioned.

Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill

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