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Middle East / Peace Talks / Settlements Criticism #403997

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians over the withdrawal of troops from Hebron and President Clinton's criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement activities reported.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The issue of the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank examined; critical letter to Netanyahu signed by three former United States Secretaries of State, James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Cyrus Vance, outlined and quoted. [BAKER - opposes the policy of settling the territories.] [At news conference, CLINTON - comments on the settlements issue and peace.] [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - comments on the letter to Netanyahu.] [Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - outlines United States policy with regard to Israel and the Palestinians.] The historical view of Israeli settlements from United States presidents briefly reviewed. [EAGLEBURGER - opposes expansion.]

Begleiter, Ralph;
Bowker, Hilary

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