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Middle East / Summit #371799

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Invitation from President Clinton for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat to discuss how to get the peace process back on track outlined; scenes shown from the ongoing fighting. [American Jewish Committee Joseph ALPHER - says the Palestinians are fed up with talk.] [Palestinian Parliament member Hanan ASHRAWI, ISRAELI - talk about peace and violence and the summit.]

(White House: Rita Braver) The political risk for Clinton in holding a summit meeting this close to the election outlined; details given of the White House plan for the meetings. Jordan's King Hussein said attending, but Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to join outlined. [White House Press Secretary Mike McCURRY - outlines the goals.]

(Hebron: Mark Phillips) Netanyahu's refusal to set a new date for the withdrawal of troops from the city of Hebron which violates the peace accords examined; details given of the position of Israel's hardcore religious right. [Jewish settler Phillip KAY, Palestinian Authority Nabil SHAATH - talk about the broken agreement.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Criticism of Clinton's actions regarding the summit by Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole reported.

Braver, Rita;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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