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Middle East / Peace Process / Clinton-Netanyahu Meeting / Diplomacy Assessment #415924

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Meeting of President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about peace in the Middle East reported. [At press conference, NETANYAHU - compares Israeli and Palestinian promises; says he has "clean hands" about the Oslo peace accord and Palestinian violations are the obstacles to peace.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The reaction of Palestinian Council member Hanan Ashrawi to Netanyahu's speech presented. [ASHRAWI - says the permanent status talks cannot take place while Israel is building new settlements in Jerusalem and that Netanyahu's words were merely political rhetoric.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Shooting of stone-throwing Palestinians by a Jewish settler reported; scenes shown from Kharbata, West Bank.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) Today's Clinton-Netanyahu talks reviewed; details given of the possible visit to the Middle East by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to jump start the talks and the United States view of the talks. [CLINTON - sums up the meeting and the hopes of getting the peace process going.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff; State Department: Steve Hurst; White House: Wolf Blitzer) Today's diplomacy, including the conditions under which Albright might be sent to the region and the tone of Netanyahu's news conference, discussed.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Hurst, Steve;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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