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Middle East / Peace and Unrest #410288

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's European tour designed to gain support for the Middle East peace process reported; scenes shown of him with British Prime Minister John Major.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Protest by Palestinians against Israeli's decision to open a controversial archaeological site along the Jerusalem mosque compound featured; scenes shown of the Muslim demonstration, of the newly opened tunnel and of clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, where Palestinians protested the delay in troop deployment. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - calls it a crime against our religion.] [Jerusalem Mayor Ehud OLMERT - defends the tunnel opening.] [Palestinian Council member Hanan ASHRAWI - comments.] The souring of Israeli- Palestinian relations since Netanyahu took office noted. Statements from two prominent Egyptians about Israel's actions quoted. [Political analyst Ehud YAARI - talks about the darkening climate in the region.]

Rodgers, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard

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